Betting Preview: Sky Bet's Jordan Fiddes is backing Bowen to score

Last Updated: 05/09/14 1:38pm

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Matty Bowen: Returning for Wigan tonight and expected to score

Matty Bowen: Returning for Wigan tonight and expected to score

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It's the penultimate round of the regular season and there is still plenty to play for in the top-half of the table.

Only six points separate Leeds in sixth place from St Helens in pole position yet, surprisingly, the odds differ from the league standings -the Rhinos are the current 9/4 favourites.

After Saints' below-par performance against Warrington on Thursday, they have now slipped into 11/2 for the crown, behind Wigan and Tony Smith's men.

Playing for places

There is a possible three league positions up for grabs in tonight's clash between Wigan and Leeds at the DW Stadium as well as form heading into the play-offs.

The two favourites for Old Trafford glory have a minor handicap to contend with this week - Wigan being the slight 4/7 favourites and a -6 handicap.

The Warriors come into the game having beaten Leeds when they were massive 3/1 outsiders at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season and welcome a number of key players back.

One of those will be Matty Bowen - who has scored 11 tries in 17 appearances - at full-back and he's a big 12/1 to open the scoring or 6/4 to score anytime.

Leeds have recalled Jimmy Keinhorst from Wakefield to replace the suspended Joel Moon and he is also an attractive anytime try scorer at 15/8.

In one of his last appearances for the Rhinos, the winger-come-centre scored a hat-trick against the London Broncos.


Senior Says...

On Sunday, the Catalan Dragons travel to Yorkshire for a contest at Hull KR and both teams are equal in the betting at 10/11 each.

The Dragons aren't great away from home but I've heard that Hull KR are in turmoil on and off the pitch and, having lost last week, they have nothing to play for.

Full-back Morgan Escare topped the try scorer table after his hat-trick of tries last week so he's a good bet to score anytime.

As a special double you can get a Catalan win and Escare try at 7/4 with Sky Bet.

Fiddes Fancies

Matty Bowen try and Senior Special - 7/1

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