Spend a little but of time looking over the futures betting markets if you have time to today, for there are some outstanding bets that you may just fancy placing, on any of the teams that you may think will win the Challenge Cup this year.
Keep in mind too that you are also going to find some decent each-way betting terms at various betting sites, and as such as the odds are reasonable on many of the better fancied teams to win this tournament currently, then an each-way bet may just be the best course of action.
One bookie that are paying out to two places on each-way bets placed on the Challenge Cup and at half the win odds is BetFred, so allow me to give you an insight below as to just what odds they are offering on all teams taking part in it this year.
There is much separating the first and second favourites to win, regarding the odds being offered on both teams and for reference it is St Helens that are leading the betting markets with odds of 3/1 on offer and the second favourite to win currently is Warrington at 7/2. But just keep in mind those odds are of course subject to change as the tournament progresses.
Castleford, Wigan and the Catalan Dragons
As for some other teams that wouldn’t need too much of an improvement in their form to take a major hand in this tournament, one team that does sort of jump out at you on their early betting markets is Castleford who can be backed right now at odds of 7/1.
Two other teams in the running who are available at odds lower than the double digit odds most of the other teams are available at are Wigan and the Catalan Dragons, and their 9/1 odds do tell their own story as to the chances the odds compilers at BetFred think they both have on winning.
Leeds and the Rest of the Field
Leeds and Hull FC are next in the betting and both are available at odds of at least 10/1 currently, and another team that may just scrape into a place position but will need all the luck in the world to do so are Wakefield who are a 12/1 shot.
Salford look up against it if their current odds are to be taken at face value and those odds for reference are 25/1, a couple of 331 shots are Huddersfield and Hull KR, and then you start getting into the rank outsiders territory on teams such as Halifax at 150/1 and Widnes who are very easy to back at odds of 200/1.
In fact, looking at the betting markets ion the Challenge Cup this year right now it is hard to make any case for teams such as Bradford who are 300/1 and the same can also be said for Dewsbury at 500/1 and the complete outsiders who will only be attracting their loyalist of fans to bet on the are Doncaster at whopping outright winner four digit win odds of 1000/1!