Crystal Ball: Week 24

Crystal BallHuddersfield Giants beat Hull FC by 10

Do the Airlie Birds even have anything to play for at this point? For the Giants, a top 2 finish really isn’t out of the question.

Salford City Reds beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by 4

Mainly because of home advantage.

St Helens beat Wigan Warriors by 8

Now this could be a real good un. Wigan showed last week that they are more than capable at taking on and beating top sides, and they’ve already beaten Saints once this season. They’re a team in the zone right now. Yet for some reason I feel compelled to pick Saints, even though they’re down a few good players. Why? I guess it’s the Knowesley Road factor. 

Leeds Rhinos beat Warrington Wolves by 10

Was last weekend a blip, or have Leeds been deceiving of late? I think a home tie against a slightly-struggling Wolves side might be the kind of game they can scrape through. 

Catalan Dragons beat Celtic Crusaders by 22

Expansion ahoy! The Dragons might just have peaked too late to mount a playoff run, but it should be enough to overcome the Crusaders here. 

Bradford Bulls beat Harlequins by 6

Two teams caught in a tailspin right now. This prediction reflects more in my lost faith in Quins than it does in my belief of the Bulls’ ability. Either way, I doubt this game is pretty.

Castleford Tigers beat Hull KR by 8

Two teams hoping to consolidate a playoff position. I think this could prove to be a real good game, and I think that home advantage and a greater sense of urgency helps the Tigers here.


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