Odds: Leeds 4/5, Draw 16/1, Hull 11/10
Kick Off: 2000, 29/09/2017
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds will have history on their side when taking on Hull at home for a place in the Super League Grand Final and get our vote to book a trip to Old Trafford.
The Rhinos have prevailed seven times at the Theatre of Dreams, most recently two years ago, whereas Hull have only reached the decider once, when hammered 26-4 by St Helens in 2006.
More significantly for this match, Leeds have won their last 12 home games against the Airlie Birds, whose last victory at Headingley was in 2007.
With the Rhinos in good current form too, we’re happy to take 4/5 they prevail in our Leeds vs Hull betting tips.
A Look At Leeds Rhinos’ Betting Odds
Leeds have had an up-and-down campaign but finished strongly in the Super 8s, winning four of their last five fixtures.
The sole defeat was a solid 38-24 loss at table-toppers Castleford and the Rhinos have really found their rhythm when it comes to scoring tries of late.
Closing with big victories over Salford and Huddersfield will have further boosted their confidence and outgoing club legends Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow will be keen to sign off in style.
Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai bowed out as Grand Final winners in 2015 and Burrow believes he and long-time half-back partner McGuire can follow suit.
“We’re in a good position,” he said. “We’ve picked up form, which you need to do going into these games.”
The Rhinos also appeal at 91/100 to oblige by more than two points on the handicap list in our Leeds vs Hull betting preview.
A Look At Hull FC’s Betting Odds
Hull will take heart from having beaten Leeds 43-24 on neutral territory in the Challenge Cup semis on route to a second successive Wembley triumph.
However, it has been a different story in Super League, with the Rhinos claiming victory in all three meetings this year, including a 38-26 win at this venue in the Super 8s.
Hull’s Man of Steel contender Albert Kelly insists the visitors have their sights set on completing the league and cup double but accepts ending the Headingley hoodoo will be tough.
“It’s a big challenge,” Kelly said. “It’s going to be a big game and we’re going to need a big performance.
“This is what you aim for, to be in this situation, the business end of the season. Leeds will be confident, we’ll be confident as well, and it will come down to whoever wants it the most.”
Hull took advantage of Castleford resting players to clinch third place last week but had previously struggled to edge out Wakefield by one point and are worth opposing here.
This season’s Super League results: Hull 24 Leeds 52, Leeds 10 Hull 7, Leeds 38 Hull 26
Last six league matches: Leeds W W L W W L Hull W W L L W L
Top try scorers: Matt Parcell (Leeds) 17; Albert Kelly (Hull) 19
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