2018 Betfred Super League Preview: Castleford Tigers tipped to shine in regular season

We see the return of the Betfred Super League on Thursday night as Warrington Wolves host Leeds Rhinos in the opening live match of another exciting season of rugby league, and it's the Rhinos that will head into the competition as the reigning champions having shocked League Leaders' Shield winners Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford, but as is always the case there will be a whole host of top teams aiming to book themselves a play-off spot, and ultimately lifting the trophy at the Theatre of Dreams in eight months.

  • Leeds Rhinos beat Castleford Tigers in Super League Grand Final last season
  • Castleford Tigers won the Regular Season by 10 points
  • Greg Eden scored 38 tries last season in Super League

Thursday 1st February - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
2018 Super League Tip    
Tips Castleford to be top of table in regular season    Best Bet @ 4 / 1  

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Castleford Tigers were the runaway winners of the League Leaders' Shield last year, but just fell at the final hurdle, as they look to win their first Super League crown, and they will no doubt be major contenders again, and are 9/2 shots with William Hill to land the coveted prize, but it's certainly more attractive to back the 4/1 with Ladbrokes for them to top the regular season table, and with Zak Hardaker missing at the moment, then they will have to fill that huge void.

Leeds are a team that improve as the season continues, and they are 6/1 with Ladbrokes to top the regular season table, which is very short, but they come to life in the play-offs, and are as big as 13/2 with Betway to shine at Old Trafford, and win a ninth Super League crown.

Wigan Warriors are another premier side aiming to deliver this season, and Shaun Wane's men are another side that can improve as the season goes on, and they had a poor campaign last year, as they failed to make the top-four, and at 9/2 with William Hill look a little skinny in what should be a cracking year.

St Helens were beaten 23-22 by Castleford in the semi-final last season, and will be hurting still from that narrow defeat, and they could be the value selection at 5/1 with Betfair Sportsbook to win this year's competition, as they are another side with a host of big-game players, and they could well come to life in the latter part of the season.

Best Of The Rest

Warrington Wolves had a shocking season last year finishing out of the top eight, and they will need to improve dramatically if they are to feature this year, and at 7/1 with Betfair Sportsbook are no price at all, while Hull FC blossomed last season, and will no doubt be a major contender in the Challenge Cup, but the 6/1 shots with Betway may just lack that strength in depth to go all the way.

Huddersfield Giants (25/1), Wakefield Trinity (50/1) and Catalans Dragons (66/1) are the only likely trio to bag a top-eight berth, but they ultimately will falter against the big boys, and could find themselves facing a season of mid-table mediocrity.

Top Tryscorer

Greg Eden was a try machine for Castleford last season, as the England winger scored 38 tries, 17 more than his nearest pursuer, but the 7/1 favourite with Betway is tremendous value if he plays on the wing, but with the aforementioned Hardaker out of the team then Eden could move to full back, and that could leave new signing Garry Lo (12/1) and Greg Minikin (20/1) to feature on the wings.

Wigan's Joe Burgess (11/1) is always a man to watch in tryscorer markets, and he has to be a key contender in this betting, while Ben Barba and Tom Lineham, both 16/1, and Huddersfield's Jermaine McGillvary (20/1) are just another brace of top class performers aiming to shine in what should be another tremendous season.

2018 Betfred Super League Winners

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7/5 7/4 7/4 7/4 13/8 - 6/4 6/4
7/2 3 7/2 7/2 11/4 - 7/2 3
6 6 9/2 9/2 6 - 6 6
11/2 5 11/2 11/2 11/2 - 6 5
8 8 8 8 7 - 8 8
9 8 9 9 8 - 8 8
100 100 100 100 100 - 100 100
500 500 500 500 500 - 500 500
200 500 250 250 500 - 500 500
500 500 250 250 500 - 500 500
500 500 500 500 500 - 500 500
500 500 500 500 500 - 500 1000

*Odds correct as of 15th May, 06:33. Odds are subject to change.


2018 Betfred Super League Top Try Scorer Odds

Posted: Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Author: Steve Chambo

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