The Betfred Super League comes to a close on Saturday at Old Trafford with Wigan Warriors taking on Catalans Dragons to be crowned champions. Get Bettingpro.com’s best bets from the Super League Grand Final this weekend.
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Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons Super League Grand Final Betting Tips (Saturday, 18:00 BST)
Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons lock horns in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
The Warriors finished the weekly rounds on top of the ladder with the League Leaders Shield, while the Dragons finished second with the same number of points but a poorer points difference.
Wigan hammered Hull Kingston Rovers last Saturday 42-12 with Liam Marshall grabbing a hat-trick to gain a measure of revenge after the Robins knocked them out of the Challenge Cup in the semi-finals.
Sam Tomkins turned back the clock with a sublime individual try in the final seconds of their semi-final to secure a 12-6 win against defending champions St Helens.
Tomkins will retire at the end of the season, and it is only fitting that he plays his final game against his former club on the biggest stage of them all.
Tomkins is not the only Dragon retiring with Mitchell Pearce also hanging up his boots.
The Dragons have only ever appeared in one Grand Final and they lost to the Saints back in 2021, they will hope to go one better this weekend.
Wigan have 21 league titles to their name – including five Grand Final wins – but they have not won Super League since 2018.
This should be a thrilling contest. I expect it to be a tight affair, both teams have flair players, but the Grand Final is normally a cagey affair with not many points posted.
Wigan coach Matty Peet has included Ethan Havard in his 21-man squad after being out since round 18 with a hamstring injury. It is not certain whether he will play or not, but Peet brought back Willie Isa after a similar spell on the sidelines last weekend. Peet is not afraid to make the big decisions to get the result.
Dragons coach Steve McNamara has named the same squad that he chose to face St Helens, meaning Pearce is expected to be fit for his final game in rugby league.
All eyes will be on Wigan duo Bevan French and Jai Field. If the weather is excellent and the pitch is dry, these two could make a mockery of the tight affair theories and get Wigan home comfortably.
I don’t think that will happen. It will be a bruising game and I am backing Wigan to win by 1-5 points, and it could even go to golden point extra-time.
There will be the odd try, so I am backing Man of Steel French and Jake Wardle to score for Wigan.
For the Harry Sunderland Trophy – which is awarded to the man of the match – I am going for a forward, so I am backing Morgan Smithies to show why is rated as one of the best in Super League.
Check out all the relevant stats on the Super League Grand Final.
- Wigan Warriors to beat Catalans Dragons
- Wigan Warriors to win by 1-5 points
- Bevan French & Jake Wardle to score tries
- Morgan Smithies to win Harry Sunderland Trophy