Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers
Wigan will be smarting after being turned over in France last weekend – losing 28-0 against Catalans to see their winning start to the season ruined.
Castleford have lost four from five, so it is difficult to see anything but a resounding home win in this one.
Back Matty Peet’s cherry and whites to triumph at 3/10 with SBK.
Predicted score: Wigan to win by between 13-18 points (9/2 with Betfair)
Catalans Dragons v Hull Kingston Rovers
This is a rerun of last season’s play-off semi-final which saw Catalans beat the Robins to reach a maiden Grand Final.
After reducing Wigan to rubble in Perpignan last weekend, few would bet against Steve McNamara’s men in this one.
Back a home win all day long at 2/11 with SBK.
Predicted score: Catalans to be winning at half-time and full-time (5/11 with Bet365)
Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos
This is a game which has taken on monumental importance for Richard Agar’s Rhinos.
The aristocratic Yorkshiremen were supposed to challenge for the title this year, but head to Salford on the back of four wins from five.
After being stuffed at home by Hull FC last week, though, and with key players back from suspension, back Leeds to prevail at 8/15 with Quinn Bet.
Predicted score: Leeds Rhinos to win by 1-6 points (7/2 with Betfair)
Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity
After two dismal defeats against Catalans and St Helens, a third straight loss at home to lowly Wakefield is unthinkable for Daryl Powell.
This is a game which should see Powell’s Wolves return to winning ways against a Wakefield side who picked up their first victory of 2022 last year, defeating relegation rivals Toulouse at home.
But there should be only one outcome here, so back Warrington to win at 1/5 with SBK.
Predicted score: Warrington to win by 13+ points (8/11 with Betfair)
Toulouse Olympique v St Helens
There is already talk that defending champions St Helens could potentially go through the season unbeaten.
They have won five from five so far this year and should have enough quality to see off a Toulouse side who gave Wigan a huge fright in France a fortnight ago.
Back the visitors to win this one against their pointless hosts, available at 1/66 with Betfred.
Predicted score: St Helens to win by 13+ points (1/14 with Betfair)
Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants
This is a tough one to call between two evenly-matched teams.
Hull beat Leeds convincingly at Headingley last week while Huddersfield overcame Castleford.
Back Ian Watson’s Giants to nick the win at 5/4 with Sporting Index.
Predicted score: Huddersfield to win by +2 on the handicap (1/1 with Betfred)