Wolves look a Grand bet in final

  • By: Ian Millward
  • Last Updated: October 4 2012, 13:22 BST

Our expert columnist Ian Millward, the Castleford coach, previews Saturday's Super League Grand Final from a betting perspective and fancies Warrington.

Joel Monaghan: Looks a good bet to get a try

Leeds (+6) v Warrington

It is Warrington taking on Leeds this season in the Grand Final at Old Trafford and I feel that you have to look at a couple of things here.

Firstly, the Challenge Cup final, where Warrington were so dominant over Leeds, and secondly the amount of times the Rhinos have been to Old Trafford.

This is a pretty special occasion for the Wolves as they have never won Super League and now get the chance to do the double.

Their performance in the semi-final against St Helens was much stronger than the Wigan-Leeds game and I thought the latter rather scrambled into the Grand Final.

They were not as convincing as previous years and I really like Warrington - they look a very good bet and can win and cover the handicap.

On to some of the other markets now and history shows that the Old Trafford surface traditionally gets fairly wet which makes it pretty hard to score.

But I think that Warrington might just win more convincingly than people think so I would be looking at the overs in terms of total points.

Leeds' Kevin Sinfield tends to turn four points into sixes while I think that Warrington have the personnel to put points on the board and they are going into the game with the right temperament.

In terms of tryscorers, I like Joel Monaghan to go over at some stage during the 80 minutes and he is also a good bet to be one of the first tryscorers.

The other player to throw in is Brett Hodgson, who has that ability to crop up in the big games.

Man of the match is an interesting one and I think that Ben Westwood could explode here.

I think it is between him and Lee Briers but I just favour Westwood.

  • Handicap courtesy of Sky Bet.

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