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Super League Outright Odds: Wigan the team to beat ahead of play-offs

The Super League play-offs are now just around the corner and it is Wigan Warriors who go into the post-season as the favourites for Grand Final glory.

Matty Peet's outfit ended the regular season in sublime form to finish top of the pile and there are a number of teams desperate to avoid them in the play-offs.

Catalans Dragons, St Helens, Hull KR, Leigh Leopards and Warrington Wolves were the other teams to secure play-off berths and we take a look at the odds for those six sides heading into the first round of play-off fixtures.

Super League Outright odds

Wigan Warriors

Current Outright odds - 7/4

Wigan's players will be full of confidence after they won the League Leaders' Shield for the first time since 2020.

Their narrow 10-6 victory over Leigh on Friday away from home allowed them to lift the trophy thanks to their superior points difference, and their recent form suggests they could go all the way.

Peet's side won their last nine games of the season to swoop in ahead of Catalans and Saints and with no major injury concerns, Wigan's fans must be relishing the potential of this team.

Catalans Dragons

Current Outright odds - 11/5

The French outfit can consider themselves a touch unfortunate not to have won the League Leaders' Shield, but they still have an added advantage heading into the play-offs.

Like Wigan, Catalans do not have to play in the Eliminator Round of the play-offs and they are due to face the winner of Hull KR v Leigh Leopards.

Steve McNamara's men may have to play without Sam Tomkins, though, as he awaits the news of a potential ban.

St Helens

Current Outright odds - 9/4

Odds of 9/4 for St Helens to win the Grand Final are rare, but Paul Wellens' side are considered the third favourites to lift the trophy.

Saints have won the last four Super League Grand Finals and they have every chance of adding to their trophy cabinet this autumn.

They face Warrington in their opening play-off fixture and the signs are good for Wellens' team.

Alex Walmsley's return from injury will be a huge lift, while Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell and George Delaney have also returned at the perfect time.

Hull KR

Current Outright odds - 12/1

Willie Peters' side have already given their fans something to cheer about after reaching the final of the Challenge Cup, and they will hope to pull off another shock and get to this year's Grand Final.

The Robins won 16 of their 27 matches in the regular campaign, but they may struggle to handle the rigours of the play-offs.

Leigh Leopards

Current Outright odds - 16/1

Leigh are the success story of the season, regardless of what happens in the next few weeks.

The Leopards' Challenge Cup victory will live long in the memory of the club's fanbase and, by avoiding relegation, they achieved their primary objective with plenty to spare.

Adrian Lam's side were in contention to win the League Leaders' Shield a few weeks ago, but, after a long campaign, injuries recently started to get the better of them.

Full-back Zak Hardaker is likely to miss the rest of the campaign due to a broken hand, while John Asiata and Frankie Halton have been carrying hamstring injuries of late.

Leigh may crash out in the Eliminator Round, but they should be so proud of their achievements so far.

Warrington Wolves

Current Outright odds - 22/1

Warrington have endured a mentally draining season, but the Wire still have the opportunity to lift a trophy.

The Wolves won their first eight games to set the standard in Super League, only for their form to drop off dramatically in the summer - a run that cost coach Daryl Powell his job.

Warrington are considered the outsiders for this year's Grand Final as a result, but they have nothing to lose.

Prop Paul Vaughan is suspended for the rest of the season after a recent Grade E charge, but interim coach Gary Chambers will no doubt have a plan in place to try and shock St Helens.

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