Wigan and Warrington aim to build on World Club Series wins on their return to Super League

Super League action returns in full this weekend after last weekend's spectacular World Club Series, which saw both Wigan and Warrington beat their NRL counterparts and the former will be aiming to build on that success with victory over Widnes Vikings on Friday night, while Warrington will face a tough test at home to Castleford Tigers on what should be another superb few days of top quality Super League thrills and spills.

  • Wigan beat Cronulla Sharks 22-6 last weekend
  • Warrington defeated Brisbane Broncos 27-18
  • Castleford impressed in first match scoring 40 points against Leigh
Friday 24th February - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Wigan v Widnes Vikings    
Tips Wigan -8 on first half handicap    Best Bet @ 1 / 1  

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons (Thursday 23rd February, 8:00pm)

Hull FC and Catalans Dragons both kicked off their Super League campaigns with a win two weeks ago and they will clash on Thursday night, but it's the Black & Whites that will line up as red-hot favourites for the match and are as short as 1/3 favourites with Sky Bet bookmakers to make it two wins from two.

Catalans produced a fine effort in their first match, beating Warrington 20-12, and with the Wolves going on to shine last weekend against Brisbane Broncos then could there be some value in taking a flyer on the French side building on that first win, and while they may not be the force away from home the 3/1 with bet365 is a little too big to avoid.

Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers (Friday 24th February, 8:00pm)

The most exciting game of the week will come from the Halliwell Jones Stadium as Warrington host a Castleford Tigers side fresh from a 44-16 win over Leigh Centurions in their first match, and this could be a fairly high-scoring affair with both sides possessing some terrific attacking quality.

However, with home advantage and in the wake of their Brisbane victory Warrington will head into the heavyweight clash as 8/13 jollies with Sky Bet, and if they can maintain a strong defence like they did last weekend then Tony Smith's men could well just edge the match by a score.

The Tigers have shown that they are real threat in the opponent's half, but while they may ooze quality going forward they can often ship a fair few points, so that's why Warrington could well emerge victorious, and the 15/8 with Betfred for an away win is worth avoiding.

Wigan Warriors v Widnes Vikings (Friday 24th February, 8:00pm)

A Joe Burgess hat-trick was the catalyst for Wigan's 22-6 win over the Cronulla Sharks and Shaun Wane's men will understandably head into the live clash on Friday with Widnes Vikings as the favourites, and they are as short as 1/8 favourites with Paddy Power, while the Vikings are 5/1 with Betfred.

Widnes were beaten 28-16 in their first match against Huddersfield and could be on the end of a significant thumping here, but with the win market offering no value at all then it's worth looking elsewhere for a flutter and the handicap markets make much more appeal for punters.

Wigan could well fly out the blocks and try and win the match in the first half, so BetVictor's Evens about Wigan -8 on the first half handicap has to be worth a few quid, as the Vikings rearguard could really struggle to keep them at bay, and Wigan could quite easily head into half-time with a double-figured lead.

Wigan v Widnes First Half Handicap Odds

Posted: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

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