Hull KR vs St Helens Predictions: Visitors to edge tight affair

 | 3rd May | 

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Paul Sculthorpe Betting Tips

It wasn't by the margin club legend Paul Sculthorpe predicted, but St Helens' triumph over Huddersfield last Thursday - and results elsewhere - meant Saints climbed atop the Betfred Super League table.

Next up for Paul Wellens' men is a visit to Humberside and, as always, Scully is on-hand with some Hull KR vs St Helens predictions.

Hull KR vs St Helens Tips

  • Handicap 3-Way - St Helens -2 @ 1/1

Last weekend's results couldn’t have gone any better for us Saints.

Everything went our way - including our last gasp 13-12 win over the Huddersfield Giants on Thursday - and consequently we are back at the summit of the Betfred Super League table.

Our biggest rivals had a bad week at the office, as Leigh demolished an out-of-sorts Catalans and Warrington suffered a 17-12 defeat to Salford. But the biggest shock came at Sewell Group Craven Park as Hull KR put champions Wigan to the sword, winning 26-10.

Meanwhile, a competent but far from impressive Saints claimed two points, courtesy of an outstanding 40-metre Jonny Lomax drop-goal in the 79th minute. If ever there was a captain's knock, this was it.

Saints were behind for the majority of the game before Mr Cool Jonny’s moment of magic. They got themselves back level after the best player on the park, Daryl Clark, spotted the petulant Jake Connor more concerned about whining to the referee than defending his try-line and took advantage to barge over the whitewash.

This was the home side's second and final try of the game as they yet again struggled to open up the opposition defence, often looking lost of ideas with the ball.

One thing's for sure, they will have to be far better this Saturday as they travel over to the east side of Hull to face the in-form Robins. Willie Peters will be looking to build on that win over the Warriors in front of what will no doubt be a hostile home crowd.

Hopefully we’ll see a much-improved attack, as defensively Saints have little bother stopping teams scoring with our quick, aggressive line speed. However, we will be challenged again on the edges by Lewis, Litten and Co. as the home side certainly love to throw the ball around.

Unfortunately, we will again be without big Alex Walmsley, who is not only nursing a hamstring injury but has also been looking for a solution to an ongoing knee problem. He is set for imminent surgery.

There's no doubt Saturday is going to be tough, especially without Alex, and if we are to pull off the win and head home with both points I can't imagine there'll be much in it. I'm going for a narrow win by two more points.

St Helens -2 handicap vs Hull KR at 1-1

In other news, the word is that South Sydney Rabbitohs are set to make a surprise offer to Saints half-back Lewis Dodd for the 2025 season.

I’m not convinced his game is ready for this move, but if it comes to fruition it will definitely be an experience and a massive learning curve for Doddy. I wish him all the best.

Find more Super League Tips here at Betfred Insights

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