On the 1st of February 2018, four teams are set to commence the new season of the Super League. 2017 Super League Champion, the Leeds Rhinos, is also one of those four teams. We are here to help you guess the winner with the odds of the first Super League matches in 2018.
We will get to see the Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves in the first Super League matches in 2018. According to UK gambling news, the Kcom Stadium will host a match between the Hull FC and the Huddersfield Giants. Meanwhile, the Leeds Rhinos will be up against Warrington Wolves at Halliwell Jones Stadium about roughly the same time.
Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants
It looks like the Huddersfield Giants are in their losing form. Statistics show that the Huddersfield Giants only managed to win 1 in the past 6 matches. As for the 2017 final standing position, they finished in the 8th place…
Now, let’s compare this to Hull FC. In the last 6 games, Hull FC won 3 which are so much better than the Huddersfield Giants. Not only that, but they also ranked 3rd in 2017 final standing. What’s more? Marc Sneyd from Hull FC also received the Rhino Top Gun Award proving that he was the player with the best kicking percentage in 2017.
That’s why online sportsbook sites in UK estimate the odds in favour of the Hull FC as part of the first Super League matches in 2018. The winning odds for Hull FC are at 1/4 while Huddersfield Giants’ winning odds are so much lower at 11/4.
Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos, current Super League Champion, will compete against the Warrington Wolves and honouring the new season as one of the first Super League matches in 2018. Surprisingly, online gambling sites in UK predict the Leeds Rhinos’ winning odds lower despite their current champion status. To win, Leeds Rhinos’ odds are at 11/10 compared to the Warrington Wolves’ odds 8/11. Why is that?
Perhaps, the Warrington Wolves is more favoured because they beat the Leeds Rhinos 5 out of 6 times in the past 2 years. Not to mention that the Warrington Wolves indeed have a winning form. So the Leeds Rhinos having a record of eighth Super League Champions doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll have higher odds for the next match!
Odds for the First Super League Matches in 2018
As a quick summary, the odds show us that the Hull FC (1/4) are stronger than the Huddersfield Giants (11/4). On the other hand, the Warrington Wolves (8/11) have a little advantage over the Leeds Rhinos (11/10). If you want to bet on the first Super League matches in 2018, visit Paddy Power Sportsbook. If you sign up now, Paddy Power Sportsbook is offering a 20 GBP risk-free bet to all new customers!