There were big surprises in the semi-final of the Super League play-offs, with the Leeds Rhinos demonstrating against Warrington Wolves that the latter were wrong to pick them as opponents.
Similarly, St Helens were the underdogs against Wigan Warriors in their semi-final although an impressive performance means that the bookmakers have installed the Saints as favourites to claim victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Bet365 (£200 free bets) offer odds of 4/6 about them winning the final, while the handicap market is always a popular one and you can get 11/10 that they win by five points or more, with Ladbrokes (£50 free betting) going 11/8 that it’s a nine point victory or better.
However, Leeds Rhinos will be offered plenty of inspiration by captain Kevin Sinfield, with the west Yorkshire team capable of exposing the inexperience among the St Helens ranks. The 6/4 about the Rhinos does look a touch big considering how impressive they were when beating Warrington Wolves who finished top of the regular standings.
There are lots of betting markets available for the Super League Grand Final and that includes a few specials from Victor Chandler who offer 7/1 that a drop goal is the last scoring play, 14/1 about a drop goal being scored in both halves and 16/1 that a player scores a 1st and last try of the match.
Bet365 offer odds on which team will get ten points first, with St Helens available at 8/11 and Leeds Rhinos at 6/5.