Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Leopards Predictions: Momentum is with the hosts

 | 19th April | 

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Fresh from away wins at St Helens and Leeds Rhinos, Warrington return home looking to maintain their upward momentum with a successful home outing against Leigh Leopards at The Halliwell Jones Stadium. (Kick-off 15:00)

Leigh need to find form fast to rescue their season after bowing out of the Betfred Challenge Cup last weekend and winning just one of their six games so far in Super League.

Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Leopards Betting Tips

  • Handicap 2-way Warrington Wolves -12.5 @ 5/6
  • Umyla Hanley anytime tryscorer @ 7/4

Match Odds

Warrington Wolves are 1/5 to win this match, or a 83.3% chance. Leigh Leopards are 18/5 to grab the victory, giving them a 21.7% chance, while the draw can be backed at 22/1 (4.3%).

Team News

Prop Paul Vaughan is the big name back in the Wolves squad after his two-match ban, but he is likely to start from the bench with head coach Sam Burgess keen to leave his starting 13 unchanged.

Still sidelined are Zane Musgrove who is recovering from an ankle injury, and long-term absentees Wesley Bruines and Luke Thomas.

The Leopards are boosted by the news that prop Rob Mulhern’s injury is not as bad as first feared and he is named in a squad that contains half a dozen former Warrington players.

Star men Edwin Ipape, John Asiata and Tom Briscoe are amongst those still on a lengthy Leigh injury list.

Handicap 2-way Warrington Wolves -12.5 @ 5/6

Unfortunately for Leigh fans I don’t see this fixture as one that is going to kick-start their season. Warrington have found their feet under Burgess quicker than many would have predicted, and they will be buoyed by those impressive back-to-back away wins at two of the sport’s most dominant teams.

I can’t see anything other than a home win here and Warrington may even win it by a more healthy advantage than the 12.5 points that I am backing on the handicap.

Leigh won 30-12 when these sides last met a year ago, but the two teams have moved in very different directions since, and another glance at the record books will show the last Leigh win at Warrington was way back in 1987.

-12.5 handicap Warrington Wolves at 5/6

Umyla Hanley anytime tryscorer @ 7/4

Although I’m expecting a Warrington win, I like the odds on try machine Umyla Hanley to cross again this week.

Hanley has been the chief beneficiary of the Tom Briscoe injury and has been in blistering form with nine tries in his last six games, including back-to-back hat-tricks at the end of March.

Umyla Hanley to score a try at anytime at 7/4 You can read all our latest Super League Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights Super League content hub.

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