Free betting tips: Super League Grand Final between Wigan and Warrington

Our best bets for the 2018 Grand Final
Our best bets for the 2018 Grand Final

The 2018 Super League Grand Final will see Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves meet. We pick out our best bets.


Recommended Grand Final bets

2pts Stefan Ratchford to score anytime at 3/1

1pt Stefan Ratchford to be man of the match (Harry Sunderland Trophy) at 12/1

1pt John Bateman to be man of the match (Harry Sunderland Trophy) at 9/1

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Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (Grand Final, Old Trafford, 1800 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

It's a repeat of the 2016 Grand Final as Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves meet in the 2018 contest at Old Trafford.

Wigan were successful on that occasion as they ran out 12-6 winners, that's alongside their 30-16 victory over the Wolves in 2013.

The Cherry and Whites have been in fantastic form, winning their last nine Super League games and preventing Castleford from registering a single point in their semi-final encounter at the DW Stadium.

Warrington have lost four games in that time, although their win over St. Helens in their semi should be viewed as a major confidence booster as they aim to secure their first Grand Final victory.

One man who could help them gain that elusive first success is Stefan Ratchford, with the full back being a key part of this side getting to this point.

His attacking intent and ability to get his side up the pitch have contributed massively to Warrington's final run. He's their joint-second highest try scorer this season with 15, alongside assisting a further 19, and is vital to their prospects.

Given that impact, the 3/1 available on him to score a try anytime looks good value and if the game also ends in a Warrington victory, then Ratchford should be in contention to pick up the Harry Sunderland Trophy for being the man of the match.

Stefan Ratchford in action during the 2018 Challenge Cup Final
Stefan Ratchford in action during the 2018 Challenge Cup Final

He's a best price of 12/1, which is generous given his position on the pitch and the influence he will have on the result.

On the flip side, a Wigan win could see John Bateman put in a performance worthy of the trophy in what will be his last appearance for the Warriors before departing for the NRL and in a game which is hard to call, backing both is a decent option.

The forward was on the three-man shortlist for the Man of Steel award, although he missed out to St. Helens' Ben Barba. He has picked up numerous man of the match awards throughout the season and the storyline is also there for him to potentially win it at Old Trafford.

This contest is expected to be close so kicking games could be crucial to who wraps up victory. A drop goal anytime is available at 2/1, while the first scoring play to be a Warrington penalty goal or Wigan penalty goal at 4/1 each may also be worth investigating.


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