Reds alert in Super League

  • By: Ian Millward
  • Last Updated: June 22 2014, 11:15 BST

Former Super League-winning coach Ian Millward previews Sunday's four games and is siding with Salford.

Rangi Chase: Key player for Salford
Rangi Chase: Key player for Salford

St Helens v Castleford (+10) - Sunday 1500 BST

Saints are desperate to bounce back from their heavy defeat in France but must do so without Jonny Lomax which is a blow. There was no disgrace in Castleford losing at Wigan last week, only a matter of days after their Challenge Cup win there and they deserve great credit for performing at a remarkably high level all season. It will be interesting to see how they respond here but the safer bet looks to be a fired-up St Helens to win and cover.

Wakefield (+18) v Wigan - Sunday 1500 BST

The Warriors like playing Wakefield. They've won their last five games here, scoring 25 more tries than the Wildcats in the process. I know they played in midweek but they have a good squad with quality and fresh people ready to step in. Wakefield were pretty ordinary in beating London last Friday and I have to be with Wigan.

Warrington v Salford (+16) - Sunday 1500 BST

I'd be very surprised if last week's comfortable win over Bradford doesn't revitalise Salford. Their new combination in the halves worked well, giving Rangi Chase the opportunity to be the sole ball player and the go-to man. He revelled in it. Warrington have been doing extremely well of late and are on a winning run - but without Michael Monaghan and Mickey Higham alternating at hooker, I fancy Salford to run them closer than the handicap suggests.

Widnes (+12) v Leeds - Sunday 1500 BST

This looks all set for Leeds to go to Widnes and win well. The home side have won one of their last five games and at the moment are battling a packed fixture list. They played in midweek against Wigan and I just don't know where their energy will come form against a top-class outfit such as the Rhinos.

  • Posted at 0850 BST on 20/06/2014.