RUGBY LEAGUE fanatic Andrew Day (@AndyDay81) earmarks his standout Super League selection from Good Friday's fixtures.
Salford Red Devils v Catalan Dragons | Good Friday 30th March 2018, 12:00
Salford succumbed to two late tries and as a result surrendered a 16–12 lead to lose last weekend at Widnes Vikings. That defeat was their fifth of the season and third in their last four outings.
Despite the poor form on paper, the Red Devils do have some notable scalps on their resume with victories over both of the Hull sides this term.
Catalans season continues to go from bad to worse. Bottom of the Super League with only a solitary victory over Hull KR to shout about, things look bleak in Perpignan.
Last weekend’s 42–16 defeat to Hull saw them concede 30 second-half points and continue a worrying trend which has seen over 65% of their points conceded in the second stanza of matches.
The betting verdict
These sides met twice last season with the spoils being shared at a win apiece. The Dragons won 38–6 before the Red Devils returned the favour with a 50-12 win at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Those two games followed a trend set over the last six fixtures between these sides which has seen an average of 55 match points scored.
In fact, the Red Devils have saved some of their strongest performances over the years for when the Dragons are in town – scoring an average of 68.6 points per-game in the last three encounters at the AJ Bell.
A Salford win is expected here and plenty of points should be scored to cover the -6.5 handicap start with 188BET’s 10/11 offering standing out.
Salford Red Devils v Catalan Dragons – Salford Red Devils -6.5 handicap (10/11 188Bet)