Betting Preview for the 2017 Challenge Cup Finals
The quarterfinals are now set for the Challenge Cup. We have finally whittled it down to eight. The Warrington Wolves
have made the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup once again. On top of that, the Wolves enjoy home field advantage once again for the next round. Tony Smith’s team is going to enter this competition with a great deal of confidence to reach the semi finals.
However, the Wolves’ opponent in the quarter final match is going to pose a significant struggle for them, especially considering they had trouble with the Wigan Warriors of late.
What Are the Odds?
Both the Wolves and Warriors, as of June 10, 2017, are listed as 19/4 odds to win the Challenge Cup, basically indicating that either team is viewed as having just as reasonable a chance of advancing to the semi finals.
What could give the Warriors some extra confidence?
Even though the Wolves will be playing at home in this quarter final match, the last time these two teams met, the Warriors took the victory home. This took place back in March, and the Warriors were riddled with injuries and were not expected to win, but they took home a 38-16 victory over the Wolves.
What’s the bottom line on this matchup?
Basically, whenever you’re gambling, whether it’s at the best new casino sites at TheCasinoDB
or a sports betting site, you need to know the odds straight up. For this upcoming quarter final match, it’s basically a tossup.
Both teams have everything they need in place to win this match and move on to the semi finals, and with the oddsmakers putting them at dead even for taking home the Challenge Cup
, it may come down to other variables, including key injuries, weather conditions, and how much emphasis a person places on home field advantage.
What about for the complete Challenge Cup?
Here are some of the favorites:
They may have finished fifth, but Castleford is going to approach the quarter finals feeling great. They won seven of the last nine games, including a 53-10 blowout of St. Helens in the sixth round. That showed some significant prowess the Tigers now possess after a letdown in 2016.
They come in with a fast-paced style and have rounded out their team incredibly well.
They have not been as consistent of late as Castleford, but if anyone plans to underestimate this team in the Challenge Cup finals, they do so at their own risk. They have relatively short odds, and that is likely due to one of the easiest quarter final draws any team could have possibly received.
Who are the underdogs?
Hull managed to finally stop a nosedive at the end of the season with a disciplined victory against the Salford Red Devils, and this has been reported to be one reason why oddsmakers shortened the odds for Hull to make the Challenge Cup final.
Salford Red Devils.
What was recently incredibly promising form seems to have stalled with two home defeats at the very end of the season. However, the Red Devils have a wonderful home tie advantage against Wakefield Trinity in the next round. If they don’t get by Trinity, this could very well represent one of the biggest humiliations for Salford in recent memory.
Who’s the long shot?
That would be Wakefield Trinity at 35/2. Featherstone Rovers have much thinner odds at 300/1, but it’s not worth mentioning this team to even have a chance at the Challenge Cup final.