Having already seen Hull FC cement their place in the top four and Wigan beat Saints without conceding in the derby this weekend, the remaining matches have a lot to live up to. In the Super8s, Warrington will want to claw back space on the top of the table with a home game against in from Castleford standing in their way, while down in the Qualifiers, reigning treble champions Leeds will be looking to extend their unbeaten run and take another step towards safety.
This section of the season hasn't really dealt too heavily in shades of grey, with results quite often emphatically one-sided. With that in mind, here are the best value bets from Round Three of the Super8s.
Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 20th August, 14:00
Tony Smith has promised not to rotate his Wire side too much ahead of the Challenge Cup final next week, but that says more about how good Cas have been in recent weeks than anything else. Having brushed aside a decent Wigan side last time out, the Tigers will go in to this game with nothing to lose and high on confidence, so any chance the home side thought they might have of phoning it in a week before appearing at Wembley is completely off the cards.
Both of these sides play in a very similar way. Fluid with ball in hand, looking to expose gaps with speed and quick thinking through the halfbacks, this could be a high scoring affair. With the likes of Chris Sandow and Denny Solomona on the pitch, there's little chance this will be a defensive encounter, while both coaches promote freedom in attack.
Depending on their mindset, this could either be prefect preparation for Hull in the final next week for Wire, or a potential banana skin in their quest to cement play-off rugby. Given the talk ahead of the match, Tony Smith doesn't seem to be a man willing to accept complacency, so backing Warrington to win seems like a smart idea.
Warrington Wolves to beat Castleford Tigers by +13pts @ 13/8
London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos
Saturday 20th August, 15:00
Live on SkySports
While the Hull KR game was slightly closer than they'd have wanted it to be, Leeds were still scoring fairly freely, and that's been a recurring theme for them over the past few weeks. With a trip to London on the cards, the Rhinos will be looking to add another two points to their unbeaten Qualifiers campaign, and inch ever closer to cementing their Super League status for another season.
For the Broncos, life hasn't been straightforward since their relegation from the top flight. Not always a sure bet to make it in to the top four of the Championship, they could find themselves victim of a mismatch with this one. Spirited, sure, but lacking the same firepower, fitness and talent that Leeds have across the park, this could get ugly quickly.
Kallum Watkins has been in fine form, and with players coming back to fitness and belief restored across the squad, this Leeds team might've had something to say in the Super8s had their regular season not been such a catastrophe. As it is, they're making the best out of a bad situation, and London look set to be on the end of another cricket score as the Rhinos continue to return to their best.
Leeds Rhinos to beat London Broncos by 51pts or more @ 10/1
Batley Bulldogs vs Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 21st August, 15:00
John Kear has done a marvellous job to get part-timers Batley as far as this, but they've no chance of sneaking in to Super League this time around. With the Giants desperate to get points on the board and avoid a possible play-off in the Million Pound Game, it's likely that last year's third-placed side will do the business on Sunday afternoon. Rick Stone has moved Ryan Brierley in to the halfbacks, and with the side looking more cohesive than they had done previously, they should have more than enough about them to pass this particular test.
Batley should command quite a crowd for this one up at Mount Pleasant, and their only hope is that a fantastic team performance married with home advantage might be enough to stifle the Giants, but that's a long shot at best. John Kear might be a master at pulling off unlikely victories in one-off matches - his two Challenge Cup winners' medals attest to as much - but this could be one occasion too many for the veteran coach, no matter how hard he tries.
This isn't likely to be the best game in the world to watch, and the Bulldogs may well stay with Huddersfield through the early exchanges, but as the time ticks on, expect the superior experience and fitness of the top flight side to shine through and pad out the scoreline.
Huddersfield Giants to beat Batley Bulldogs by 31-40pts @ 11/4