Super League Betting Tips: Back Champions to kick on and Salford for more away success
Rugby league columnist Phil Spink takes a look at the best bets for Sunday's Super League action...
"A strong-looking Red Devils are getting a six-point start, and given their commendable away record so far this year that could be a good bet."
Wigan and Williams to continue good record against Catalans
Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday March 31, 15:00 BST
Wigan Warriors can kick on with another win against Catalans Dragons.
The reigning Champions were picking up only their second win of the year when seeing off a resilient Salford 30-22 last week. Marquee number 6 George Williams took the game by the scruff of the neck with his first hat-trick in five years and the England international looks a good bet at a shade over 2/1 to help Wigan to victory once more with a try back at home.
Four wins from seven games for Catalans will be seen as an acceptable return by coach Steve McNamara and they remain the only side to have lowered the colours of Warrington in 2019. All eyes will be on former Wigan hero Sam Tomkins as he returns to the DW Stadium, but the history books are against the French club in this fixture. The Warriors have won the last nine in all competitions, while you have to go back to April 2011 for the last time the Dragons won at Wigan, a game in which Tomkins himself scored for the Cherry and Whites.
Take Wigan to kick on from last week's victory and cover the handicap with a tenth straight win over the Dragons, who are usually at their most vulnerable on their travels. As a side note it is worth mentioning that these sides will next meet in May at Barcelona's Nou Camp!
Devils to show their toughness again
Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday March 31, 15:00 BST
Salford Red Devils will be delighted with their position after eight games and can cause Wakefield Trinity problems on their trip to Yorkshire.
Ian Watson's side currently sit fourth in Super League on points difference and put in another commendable performance in last week's 30-22 defeat against Wigan. They've had just one real blowout so far, when going down 46-16 at home to Leeds, and have won three of their four matches on the road, including the memorable 46-0 thrashing of Catalans. The signing of the experienced centre Krisnan Inu could be a masterstroke and he is in line to make his debut.
An understrength Wakefield gave visitors Warrington a real scare last week, coming from 28-6 down to almost clinch a draw after an impressive twenty-minute blitz in the second half. A win over Salford will see them go level on points with their rivals and their Dream Teamers Matty Ashurst and Bill Tupou are back in Chris Chester's squad.
A strong-looking Red Devils are getting a six-point start, and given their commendable away record so far this year that could be a good bet given their hosts have won just one of their four home matches.