Fiddes' Cent

Sky Bet's Jordan Fiddes predicts plenty of points in this week's Super League action

By Jordan Fiddes - Twitter: @SkyJordanFiddes.   Last Updated: 19/07/13 5:14pm

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Frederic Vaccari: Tipped to help Catalans to a comfortable victory over Salford

Frederic Vaccari: Tipped to help Catalans to a comfortable victory over Salford

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With the announcement that Super League will be reduced to a 12-team competition from 2015, we can all expect to see more of a level playing field going forward.

Until then, however, we'll still have a one-sided result every week and Round 22 is no exception.

Firstly, Catalans are back on the road at Salford this weekend and, although the handicap is just -8 for the Frenchmen, I'm expecting them to claim a comfortable win over the Lancashire strugglers.

The Dragons have rested a couple of star men in stand-off Leon Pryce and prolific winger Damien Blanch but they do welcome Elliot Whitehead - signed from the Bradford Bulls recently - and centre Mathias Pala into the squad.

Whitehead had made over 1,500 metres before his switch from the Bulls, giving the Catalans some much needed go forward.

Speaking of going forward, star full-back Morgan Escare is gaining plenty of plaudits for his performances and is 10/1 to score first in what would be his 14th try of 2013.

Back in February, the Dragons demolished the City Reds 40-6 and have beaten them more times in Super League than they have any other side.

Although Salford enjoyed a weekend off last week while the Dragons toughed out a Challenge Cup quarter-final with Hull FC, they have a terrible record in 2013.

They have won just five games this season, lie second bottom in the table and have the worst points difference in the competition.

The Catalan Dragons, however, lie fourth on the ladder and top for average metres gained per match.

Against an aggressive pack such as the Dragons, Salford will struggle once again and with a mere -8 handicap to contend with, your money should be safe on Catalans at 10/11 this week.

Sunday's clash

On Sunday afternoon, Warrington host Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in a fixture they have won in the last four seasons.

The Wolves may have been beaten earlier in the year at Craven Park but the Robins of Hull have not won in Warrington since August 2008.

Warrington have a -16 handicap to contend with for this one which feels quite big considering their narrow victories recently in Super League.

Therefore, I have picked out a try scorer who has a proven record in this fixture.

Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson has scored points in his last eight matches against the Robins - including three games for Huddersfield - and has crossed the whitewash against them too.

He may have only scored five tries this season but he was a key performer in both games against the Robins last season, making more metres in the two games than anyone else.

He is even money to cross at any point on Sunday but 12/1 to score the first or the last try which certainly has some legs considering Hodgson scored Warrington's last try on three of his five occasions this term.

Senior Says...

"I'm going for Warrington on the handicap this weekend at 10/11.

"They are the form team in the competition at the moment and have beaten Hull KR on their last four home meetings against them.

"With the firepower they have, I expect to see them rack up the points."

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