Super League Tips: Back Leeds to gain a vital win
A club legend returns to Headingley and that can inspire a much-needed win for Leeds according to Phil Spink in this week's Super League preview...
"back at Headingley Leeds can pick up a much-needed win over Wakefield Trinity who have won just once on their travels since February"
Take a punt on big-priced tryscorers in a game that should feature plenty of points
Warrington Wolves vs Catalans Dragons
Thursday 12 July, 19:45 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena
Catalans Dragons have the wind in their sails and an eye on a place in the Super 8s as they visit Warrington on Thursday.
A tremendous run of seven victories in nine has seen Steve McNamara's side move from the foot of the table into seventh and they secured rare back-to-back away wins with an impressive 35-18 success at Wakefield last week.
The signing of half-back Josh Drinkwater has been inspired and he's been racking up the points, notching six tries into the bargain. This has the look of a high-scoring game and at 7/2 he's worth a bet to add to his tally.
Warrington became the latest side to suffer drop-goal heartache as the boot of Josh Woods cancelled out Josh Charnley's 77th-minute try to give Wigan a 13-12 win at the DW Stadium last week. They are down to fourth but there is enough daylight between them and fifth-placed Hull to think they'll finish no lower.
They enjoyed a fine evening in the rain in Perpignan in Round 6, running out 26-0 winners. Among the scorers that night was young Harvey Livett who has enjoyed a tremendous season and returns to the Wolves squad tonight. He's struck in six of his nine appearances in the league this year and at 3/1 is crying out to be backed to cross the whitewash again.
Sinfield set for successful homecoming
Leeds Rhinos vs Wakefield Trinity
Friday 13 July, 19:45 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena
The new Leeds management pairing of Kevin Sinfield and James Lowes couldn't have asked for a tougher start with a trip to Castleford last week and the Tigers duly racked up an eleventh straight league win over their Yorkshire rivals with an impressive second-half performance. The Rhinos are running out of games if they are to avoid the Qualifiers, but back at Headingley can pick up a much-needed win over Wakefield Trinity who have won just once on their travels since February.
Three defeats in four games have set nerves jangling at Wakefield and there is now just three points separating them and Leeds in ninth. Coach Chris Chester was scathing in his appraisal of his side after last week's 35-18 home defeat to Catalans and they could be set for more misery on the road.
Back Leeds to finally come good again and end their losing run with an all-the-way success.
Back Josh Drinkwater to score anytime in Warrington Wolves vs Catalans Dragons - 7/2
Back Harvey Livett to score anytime in Warrington Wolves vs Catalans Dragons - 3/1
Back Leeds Rhinos Half Time/Full Time – 10/11