With last season's bottom four - Leeds, Salford, Huddersfield and Leigh - all reporting for early Challenge Cup duty this weekend, the rest of the league will finally have the chance to play their games in hand. After the mad rush across Easter, teams will have enjoyed some much needed rest and rehabilitation after Monday's round of fixtures, so hopefully this round will through up some interesting contests.
Here then, are the best bets ahead in Round 11.
Widnes Vikings vs St Helens
Friday 21st April, 20:00
Live on SkySports
Since letting Kieron Cunningham go, Saints appear to have been unburdened in the way they play, looking far more free to experiment with their attacking sets, while keeping up the robust defence that their former coach had prioritised. With young players like Regan Grace being given a go, the St Helens fanbase will be more than pleased to see the future of the club so well accounted for, especially after the sour nature of last week.
Widnes, meanwhile, have almost none of that optimism. Comfortably the poorest side in the competiton, there's real concern over how well they'll be able to handle themselves against the likes of Hull Kingston Rovers, Toulouse and Featherstone once the league split occurs. A real danger to suffer relegation on current form, the Vikings have to settle on how they're going to go forwards without Kevin Brown running the shots, which appears to have been an incredibly heavy loss.
Usually people worry about the artificial surface at Widnes, but the way both teams have played over their last couple of matches, Saints needn't worry. Even with a few youngsters in the side, they should run away with this one if they're on their game.
St Helens to beat Widnes Vikings by +13pts @ 8/11
Warrington Wolves vs Wakefield Trinity
Saturday 22nd April, 15:00
Live on SkySports
That cliche about winning being a habit appears to hold some truth, especially if the past few weeks at Warrington are anything to go by. Unbeaten since their first point of the season against Hull in a late draw, Wire have been looking far more like themselves, with Kurt Gidley and Dec Patton looking highly impressive together in the halves. The return of Stefan Ratchford has helped as well, leading them to within two points of the top eight, and back in to the right side of the Super8s split.
Wakefield are only three points up on Warrington, and will know a loss here will bring them far closer to the bottom four than they'd like. Despite being such a fun side to watch, they haven't been converting their positive attitude in to positive results nearly enough, so Chris Chester will be desperate for them to put a cushion back between themselves and the Wolves here if possible.
Evenly matched on the evidence of this season at least, this should be a great game to watch. Both teams play the game in the right way and prioritise attacking, so the scoreboard might take a bit of a battering. It should be a fairly close run thing, but expect Warrington to pull through at home, and close the gap back up between themselves and the top eight.
Warrington Wolves to beat Wakefield Trinity by 1-12pts @ 2/1
Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers
Sunday 23rd April, 15:00
Like clockwork, Hull followed up their disappointing home showing against Leeds by going to Leigh and winning in convincing style. They'll not want to allow losing against top sides to become a habit, especially after an impressive showing against Wigan away already this year, but the wrong result against Cas might start raising a few questions over their ability in pressure situations.
On the other hand, if the Tigers feel pressure, they certainly haven't showed it this season. Unbelievably good value to watch, they've become the team to beat, with plenty backing them to follow up this blistering start with honours towards the end of the year. Daryl Powell won't be allowing to get ahead of themselves though, and that should stand them in good stead against a side like Hull, who really can beat anyone on their day.
While most might think betting against this Tigers offence is a tad silly, the price being offered for a home Hull victory is far too large to ignore, especially for something so well within the realms of possibility. More of a bet against the market than a pure judgment of the teams, it'd be a missed oppertunity not to take the gamble here when such an enticing price is being offered.
Hull FC to beat Castleford Tigers @ 11/10