St Helens v Salford Red Devils – The Match We’ve Waited For

Published: 19th January 2021
Author: Gabriel Hall
Last Updated: 25th February 2021

St Helens v Salford Red Devils – The Match We’ve Waited For

It’s the match Super League fans have been waiting for all season. The Play-Off Final on Saturday from 6.00pm pairs St Helens and Salford Red Devils in a shoot-out for the title. The winner will go down in history as the 2019 the kings of Rugby League, the losers forgotten as the nearly men.

Bookmakers have had their say on the winner of this match and they have been quick to throw the weight of their support behind St Helens who is the betting favourite with all major bookmakers. Bet365 is just one of a few firms who are offering 1/4 on this match going as expected. That’s tight, but it’s more appealing than the 2/9 you’ll get with some other shops.

Salford is second favourite and punters after a more attractive price will be excited by the 10/3 offered on the Red Devils by bet365 – most firms stuck closer to the 3/1 mark. Can’t split them? A draw will take all the landing, but many value hunters will rate it worth an interest play at 33/1 (bet365). Will you go for the favourites and take a short price or aim for the upset?

You can have your say on a number of markets, both pre-match and in-play. There’s plenty to choose from if you’re eager to spice up your enjoyment of this game with a bet. Play the handicap, first try scorer, half time/full time, draw no bet, anytime try scorer, to score a hattrick, winning margin and plenty more besides. There are even odds available on which player will be awarded the Super League final man of the match.

Free-Scoring Final Expected

Salford Red Devils may have a large price attached for this match, but they were particularly impressive in the last round when scoring a resounding 28-4 win over Wigan Warriors in the semi-final on Friday night. Dudson, Lussick and Mossop all scored tries that day, the scorers boosted by three conversions for Inu and five penalties from the boot of the same man.

The other semi-final saw St Helens flex their muscles to batter Wigan Warriors by a score of 40 points to 10. A hammering at a crucial stage of the competition and that result would have injected real confidence into the ranks of St Helens. Will they now go on to finish the job? Two high scoring semi-finals pushes us into a free-scoring final. If you expect an even number of tries you can back 10/11 at William Hill but if you fancy an odd number, it’s the same quote with the same bookie. Bet pre-match or wait to see how both teams will line-up and have your say through the in-play betting.

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About Gabriel Hall

Gabe is a seasoned content writer with a focus on sports betting. He's penned hundreds of sportsbook evaluations, betting tip pieces, and 'How-To' guides to assist bettors with their tactics, among other things. Gabe loves football, but he also enjoys cricket, tennis, golf, rugby, and the NBA, NFL, and MLB.