Sky Bet's Jordan Fiddes previews this weekend's round six of Super League
By Jordan Fiddes - Twitter: @SkyJordanFiddes. Last Updated: 08/03/13 4:11pm
Will Jonny Lomax help relieve the pressure on the Saints?
In all Super League meetings between Warrington and St.Helens, the Wolves have won just five and the Saints a massive 37.
Although, in regular Super League rounds, the balance of power has shifted in the Wolves' favour, it was two wins apiece last season, but it was Warrington who won the final meeting to reach Old Trafford.
In all seven games last week, the team with a plus handicap beat that figure at full-time.
Six of those seven sides went on to win their respective game so if you are feeling adventurous, St.Helens are 5/2 outright.
I think that may be a step too far, but it will be a tight game if the Saints can match the form they showed when beating Bradford 36-10.
Had it not been for their wayward kicking, St.Helens could have snatched a draw last week against Leeds, as they matched the Champions at three tries each.
A game of two halves
Also on Friday, Hull FC host Castleford Tigers at the KC Stadium as they look to bounce back from last weekend's humiliation against Widnes.
Coach Peter Gentle condemned his player's performance last week and has pledged to ring the changes for the visit of the Tigers.
Interestingly, Castleford - along with Wakefield - hold the best record against the handicap so far this season so I'll be steering clear of the full-time result in this one.
While Castleford are receiving a lot of plaudits, and rightly so, this season, they still have only won one game in 2013.
Hull are the only side with a 100 per cent record against the half-time handicap so far this season so I will be going for that this week.
They are even money to beat the -6 half-time deficit against Castleford at the KC.
Josh Charnely averaged over a try a game last season
Finally, to boost the odds of our weekend's treble, I'm going for a 6/1 tryscorer bet, also on Friday night.
The Catalan Dragons cross the border to face Wigan in an attempt to break a run of four consecutive losses against the Cherry and Whites.
The Dragons have not won at the DW Stadium since April 2011 and will, once again, be without playmaker Scott Dureau for this fixture.
Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley has crossed the line in his last four appearances against the Dragons and that's my final inclusion for this week's treble.
The prolific winger averaged over a try a game last season, finishing on 31, and he is on course to do the same this year with five already to his name.
With Saints on the handicap, Hull FC on the half-time handicap and Josh Charnley to score first, you'll get 25/1.
View from the trading room...
"With St.Helens struggling this season and Warrington's shock defeat last week, the Wolves are proving very popular with punters this time out.
Monaghan has returned to the home side's lineup and he is the most popular try scorer so far.
Castleford's new man mountain, Justin Carney, has also seen some action in the try scorer market and, after last week's brace, his 10/1 price is looking very favorable for the punters.
Huddersfield have won on their last two visits to Headingley and, with Danny Brough returning to the side, the Giants on the handicap is looking like good value for the Sky Bet customer when they face the Rhinos on Friday."