To get a feel for what the bookies think are the capabilities of the respective squads I have taken a look at the 'double' bets on the same side to win the Challenge Cup and finish top of Superleague. As you can imagine there is a massive difference in the potential payback for your tenner with one club massively out in front as short odds for both competitions.|
Put your tenner on last seasons double winners, the Saints, and you'll only get £45.00 back if they manage the double. Compare this to Superleagues new boys, Hull KR, who would return a massive £1,885,000.00 if they were to get the prestigious Challenge Cup and the Hub Cap in their trophy cabinet. Not a bad potential return for an unknown quantity - but at those odds the bookies give them no hope of getting their hands on either.
All of the other clubs come somewhere in between. Leeds are the second favourites to lift both with a potential return of £237.50 for your tenner. Closely following are the Warriors for whom you'd get £265.00 for your investment.
Other hopefulls include Hull FC who'd return £480.00 for the double, and Bradford Bulls who would net you a massive £1,030.00 should McNamara steer then to two trophies. You'd not have got odds like that in the Noble era.
For the Catalans fans who frequent the board, stick your 14.755 Euro on Les Cats and you'd get 18,044 Euro back in return. It could be another long hard summer for the sang-et-ors!
Whatever your chosen bet, good luck!