Super League Grand Final Match Preview
The Super League Grand Final is the pinnacle of the Rugby League season. 2 teams face off at Old Trafford in a final match to decide the winner of the Rugby Super League. This year, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face each other again, just 2 years after the closely fought 2016 final.
Wigan come into the match in much better form, but after Warrington Wolves’ surprise win against St Helens, anything could happen on Saturday. Bet UK look ahead to Saturday’s Grand Final, with the latest betting odds and tips for the match. Head over to Bet UK’s online betting for the latest Super League Grand Final betting odds.
Wigan Warriors Form
Wigan Warriors’ Road To The Super League Grand Final
Wigan Warriors finished 2nd overall in the Super League, 10 points behind 1st place St Helens. Wigan started the season strongly, winning 8 of their first 10 games, only losing to St Helens and Super League finalists Warrington Wolves. Wigan’s strong form continued before a 3 match losing run towards the end of May. Wigan finished off the season strongly however, qualifying for the Super 8’s and winning every match. Warriors finished in 2nd again after the Super 8’s, before playing Castleford Tigers in the Super League Semi Finals. A straightforward 14-0 win highlighted Wigan’s defensive strength, sending them through to a 10th Super League Final.
Warrington Wolves Form
Warrington Wolves’ Road To The Super League Grand Final
Warrington finished the season in 4th place after 23 games, just 3 points behind Wigan Warriors. Warrington endured a tough start to the season, with 4 losses in 6 games. A strong mid-season run cemented their place in the Super 8’s however, as they secured their place in the semi finals. A 80-10 win against Hull FC was the highlight of an eventual Super 8’s run for Warrington. Facing up against St Helens in the semifinals, few pundits gave Warrington a chance. However, the underdogs endured constant St Helens pressure to eventually win the game 13-18 thanks to Tom Lineham’s late try.
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves Head To Head Record
Wigan and Warrington only faced each other 4 weeks ago in the Super 8s, with Wigan running out comfortable 26-6 winners. The whole match was overshadowed by Dom Manfredi’s return to the Wigan lineup after almost 2 years out of action. The winger scored 2 late tries making the scoreline much more comfortable for the Warriors. Wigan and Warrington actually met at this stage of the competition in 2016. That day, Wigan Warriors came from behind to win 12-6, with 2nd row Liam Farrell winning the coveted Harry Sunderland Trophy.
Bet UK’s Rugby Betting Tips
Wigan have won their last 9 games and have beaten Warrington on the last 2 occasions the 2 have met. This may well be a simple win for the Warriors, so we’ve gone for the handicap to make it a bit more interesting.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing
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