Warrington are 33/1 with us to match Betfred Super League leaders Saints and beat struggling Huddersfield by SIXTY points or more.
The Giants are in town on Friday – and the inform Wolves will be relishing the opportunity to keep up the pressure on Wigan and St Helens at the top.
I was interested to get a little insight on just what makes the Wire coach Steve Price, who has been such a resounding success, tick.
Stefan Ratchford revealed that Aussie Price has been immersing himself in our ways such as finding out about the Grand National – and has been taking some stick from the players for supporting newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.
Price, according to Ratchford, has struck a good balance between being relaxed when the pressure if off during downtime but intense when it matters and points are up for grabs. “He’s probably been a breath of fresh air for the club,” was the full-back’s verdict.
Whatever the formula, Price has got Warrington on the up. They are 8/1 at Betfred to win the Grand Final – and that’s not a bad bet considering the form they are in.
Against shell-shocked second-from-bottom Huddersfield, Ratchford is 10/1 to score first with instant hero Josh Charnley 5/1.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are the 5/6 favourites at Betfred to win the FA Cup – and match Arsenal’s record of having won the world’s most famous knock-out competition on 13 occasions.
Jose Mourinho showed his big match tactical genius pay off in the 2-1 defeat of Spurs in Saturday’s semi-final…helped by a dramatic upsurge in form of high-profile signing Alexis Sanchez who headed the equaliser at Wembley.
Chelsea meanwhile are EVS to lift the cup after a straight-forward 2-0 semifinal win over relegation-haunted Southampton.
Ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is the new clear 5/2 favourite at Betfred to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Club legend Patrick Vieira and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers have both drifted – and the biggest mover has been Rafa Benitez who has gone from 25/1 to 16/1 over the weekend with one punter from Sussex getting £100 on him landing the Gunners post at 20/1.
Speculation has hit fever pitch over who will land one of the top jobs in world football. The Sunday papers were full of the runners and riders but the Arsenal hierarchy like the rest of the nation can only have been looking on enviously at the Great Entertainers City under Pep Guardiola.
That alone puts Enrique, who is currently without a club, in the driving seat but don’t rule out German national boss Joachim Loew who remains at 8/1 at Betfred – and could well be looking for a new challenge in club football after the World Cup.