Fourteens clubs, one grand final. Super league betting is as intense as the competition and as the tournament celebrates its 15th year, its obvious strength in depth is a testament to the game’s popularity.
From its formation in Lancashire and Yorkshire more than 100 years ago, the Engage Superleague has developed into a European super league, with clubs from Wales and France joining the competition.
Leeds Rhinos have dominated Super League betting in recent seasons, but there are changes afoot and once-mighty Wigan, who went from being permanent fixtures when final fixtures were decided to also rans, are now back towards the top of the English super league.
For a sport with such a rich tradition, clubs such as Wigan, Leeds, Warrington, St Helens and Bradford have traditionally been the dominant forces in Super league betting.
But the likes of Harlequins, from London, Catalans Dragons and Welsh club Crusaders have proven themselves capable of making an impression in Engage super league betting.
Games will always be the focus for most predictions, but there are any number of other markets which offer value for rugby betting.
Keith Senior, who began his career with Sheffield Eagles before moving to Leeds Rhinos, has played in every Engage Superleague season and is a constant fixture in most punters’ rugby betting. He holds the record for the amount of tries scored, with more than 160, and is showing no sign of slowing down yet.
UK-facing online bookmakers offer internet customers any number of free bets on rugby league matches and although fixtures involving the so-called minnows of the game may, on the face of it, offer little rugby betting value an online bookmaker will enhance this in a variety of ways. For example, punters can bet on the total number of points scored, first try-scorer and any number of other bets to keep the focus on a live game where the markets can move quickly and the adventurous predictor of handicap outcomes can be handsomely rewarded.
Super league live betting is becoming increasingly popular, with high-scoring entertaining matches tempting those with a free bet (or a real money wager) to make on Engage Super league betting.
Rugby league’s top eight clubs at the end of the season go into a play-off round, which is when Super league betting can get really interesting.
The league has tinkered with its rules in recent seasons giving the leading teams the chance to select their play-off opponents, adding extra spice to Super league live betting and ensuring some more than tasty matches in the process.
This rule change prompted the following observation from one bookmaker: “Engage superleague betting has come a long way – as has the sport – in recent years.
“The move to a summer schedule has added spice to Engage Super league betting and has definitely helped raise the standards in the sport.
“It’s tough competition, but with the reward of the grand final at Old Trafford at the end of every season, and with it a place in the world club challenge, it’s little wonder the appeal of the competition, and Engage Super League betting in particular, continues to grow every year.”