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Challenge Cup quarter-finals preview: Who’ll join Catalans in the semis?

| 31.05.2018

After Catalans Dragons beat Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, three Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final places are still up for grabs.

The rest of the quarter-finals will take place over the weekend, with one on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

And we’ve got tips for all of them…

Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions

Leeds are unsurprisingly 1/5 favourites to reach the semi-finals on Friday night. History is in their favour too.

This will be the third time they’ve met in the quarter-finals in the last seven seasons. And Leigh haven’t beaten Leeds in the cup since the 1971 final.

But the hosts have only won one of their last four outings. The Centurions are bang in form, with 11 wins out of 12 under Kieron Purtill. They’re 4/1 to beat the Super League champions.

This may be one upset too far for the visitors though. Leeds are 4/9 to be winning at half-time and full-time.

You can get 9/4 on Ryan Hall and Ash Handley both scoring a try too.

Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

It’s going to be tight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. These two are only separated by two points in the Super League table. And both sides are evens to win here. The draw is an 18/1 shot.

The last time Wigan lost away to Warrington in the Challenge Cup was way back in 1936. The Warriors are 11/2 to win with a 1-5 winning margin.

But former Warrior Josh Charnley could be the key man here. He’s 10/1 to get the first try. He’s also 10/1 to get the last try, which may turn out to be decisive.

St Helens v Hull FC

St Helens have their first semi-final appearance since 2015 in their sights against the holders. They’re flying high at the top of the league and are 1/6 to win this one.

Hull are down in 11th place and have real injury problems. The Black & Whites are 9/2 to progress.

A home win looks on the cards here. You can get Saints to win with a -14 handicap at 10/11. They’re also 2/5 to be winning at half-time and full-time.

Ben Barba has starred for the Merseysiders this season. He’s 2/1 to score 2 or More tries.

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.