The Super League looks set for some very close encounters this weekend.
Leeds and St Helens kick things off on Thursday with the hosts marginal favourites with Betfred at 4/6 to see off Justin Holbrook’s side.
Leaders Castleford face Hull on Friday with the visitors 11/5 to make it three wins out of three against the Tigers this season.
Saturday sees Catalan host Leigh in Perpignan with head coach Steve McNamara going in search of his first victory with the Dragons (Catalan 2/9, draw 33/1, Leigh 10/3 – match betting).
The newly-appointed Catalan boss saw his side suffer a 24-16 defeat against Warrington in his first game in charge and will be hoping to give the home faithful something to cheer about in his first outing at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
Also on Saturday, Warrington will be looking to back up that win over Catalan when they make the trip across the Pennines to face Wakefield (Trinity 5/6, draw 20/1, Warrington Evs – match betting).
The Wire face a real battle for a Super 8s finish and will need the two points if they are to join Wakefield in the top eight at the end of the regular season.
On to Sunday and Salford will be looking to force their way back into the top two when they host Huddersfield at the AJ Bell Stadium (Salford 4/9, draw 25/1, Huddersfield 15/8 – match betting).
The Giants managed to battle out a 19-19 draw with Wigan last time out and there is nothing to suggest this won’t be another close encounter.
The final game of the weekend sees Wigan host Widnes, with the Warriors also in a battle to ensure they make the Supers 8s (Wigan 1/6, draw 33/1, Widnes 4/1 – match betting).
Wigan are currently sitting in eighth spot in the Super League table and can’t afford to make too many more errors if they are to avoid the Qualifiers.