Kick Off: 2000, 16/03/2017
Stadium: Leigh Sports Village
TV: Sky Sports 2
Warrington have yet to justify their position as pre-season favourites for Grand Final glory and will travel to Leigh on Thursday night seeking a first win of Super League XXII.
The Wolves have suffered four straight defeats in this competition and must now face a Centurions outfit which will again be fired up in front of their fanatical home fans.
A Look At Leigh’s Betting Odds
Leigh were always expected to rely heavily on picking up positive results at home after finally securing promotion to the top flight and they claimed a second win of the season here when crushing a weakened Huddersfield side 30-0 last week.
“We came up with some big plays defensively and when we did things right we made things look very easy,” beamed head coach Neil Jukes. “There is something good growing within the team and wins like this give us a lot of belief as we continue on our journey.”
The Centurions have also beaten St Helens 24-16 at this venue and pushed Leeds all the way in a narrow 17-14 defeat, so confidence is rising that they can be competitive against any visiting teams.
Momentum is always a big thing in sport and our pick of the Leigh v Warrington betting odds is the Centurions at 91/100 with eight points start.
A Look At Warrington’s Betting Odds
Warrington have had to endure a tough run of fixtures while trying to cope with some early-season injury problems but the manner of their latest loss to Wigan was still worrying, with the Warriors dominating throughout a 38-16 triumph at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“We’ve got a dressing room full of boys who are hurting at the moment but they are trying really hard,” insisted Tony Smith. “They’re a bit frustrated with how we’re playing and where we’re sitting in the table. We’ve just got to work that through and toughen up.”
Wigan also went into that encounter with a number of players missing, though, so the way in which they were able to come out on top in individual tussles across the pitch makes us think that Warrington are still some way off finding their form.
At 81/50, Leigh look a value bet to inflict more misery on the Wolves with an upset win.