Super League Friday Betting Tips: More profit to be had as the season reaches its climax

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The business end of the Super League season is upon us

Ten of the twelve Super League sides are in action on Friday in the penultimate round of the regular season and Phil Spink has found some tasty wagers...

"He's crossed at least once in his last five games and the 10/11 for him to score for the sixth match in a row looks a steal"

Time up for gutsy Broncos

Hull Kingston Rovers vs. London Broncos
Friday September 6, 19:45 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

Those who took the Sportsbook odds of 1/4 about London Broncos finishing bottom of the pile in Super League have had a nervous summer but time has run out for the team from the capital and they will be all but relegated with defeat at Hull Kingston Rovers in Friday's televised game.

A third loss in four matches against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday sees Danny Ward's men two points adrift of their opponents who won impressively at Catalans. The killer stat is their points difference of -277 and even two wins from their remaining matches may not be good enough to see them survive. They've won just three times on the road this year and only once in Britain, at Leeds in March.

A red-hot crowd is expected at Craven Park and Rovers coach Tony Smith, who signed a three-year contract with the Robins this week, has been able to recall some big names to his squad in Mitch Garbutt, Matt Parcell and top try-scorer Craig Hall. The score stands at one apiece between the sides this season and the Robins are aiming for back-to-back league wins for the first time this year to keep them safe.

Rovers are asked to cover eight on the handicap, something they've done just twice at home this season, against London and Leeds in the early rounds, and the best bet could be for them to win within the margin of two converted tries.

Feeble Dragons set for more travel sickness

Wigan Warriors vs. Catalans Dragons
Friday September 6, 19:45 BST

Wigan Warriors are on a tremendous run and have their sights set on another Grand Final at Old Trafford. With two home games remaining they'll be confident of retaining second place, not least with the toothless Catalans Dragons returning to town on Friday.

Steve McNamara's side lost the plot after Hull FC ended their Challenge Cup reign in May with a thumping 51-8 win at the KCOM Stadium. They've won just three of their eleven matches in the meantime and have curled up on their last couple of trips across the Channel, conceding 40 and 48 points at Salford and Leeds. Their home form since hasn't been much better and the bottom-two sides London and Hull KR have come away with the spoils from Perpignan the last twice.
Dragons president Bernard Guasch has described 2019 as a "huge mess" in an interview this week, reserving plenty of criticism for the players, and the mood has to be poor as they return to the DW Stadium, a venue where they were nilled in March.

Conversely, all has to be good in the Warriors camp. They've won ten of their last eleven, the only defeat coming at St Helens in July, and are just 11/4 with the Sportsbook to be crowned Champions for the third time in four years on October 12th.
Adrian Lam's men suffered their first defeat in eleven matches and four years against the Dragons in the unique fixture at the Nou Camp back in May but can get their revenge with another emphatic win on home soil.

Handy Handley to take another step towards topscorer honours

Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils
Friday September 6, 19:45 BST

Three wins from their last four matches and a big points difference have secured Super League safety for Leeds Rhinos who will be glad to see the back of 2019. Winger Ash Handley has been one of the few rays of light in a shocking season for the eight-time Champions and currently sits top of the tryscorer charts with 22.

It would be a tremendous achievement if the Rhinos number 5 were to stay there given his club haven't been out of the bottom four all year but he looks well placed for the title in his current form. He's crossed at least once in his last five games and the 10/11 for him to score for the sixth match in a row looks a steal.

Salford are seeking a seventh straight win and it will be a shame if they fail to reach the play-offs given the fantastic progress they've made this season. Leeds have beaten them in their last eleven meetings at Headingley stretching back a decade, however.

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