Betfred Super League Preview: Wigan Warriors Chase The League Leaders' Shield

Everything you need to know about this week's Super League action
07:00, 22 Sep 2023

The term “it’s all to play for” is overused in the sporting lexicon. But in the tightest Betfred Super League season in years, it really is all to play for. Wigan Warriors can secure a first League Leaders’ Shield with a win at Leigh Leopards on Friday night. Their opponents have every incentive to come between the visitors and the ‘hub cap’ though, with their own play-off hopes in the balance.

A defeat for the Warriors could also let their rivals in as the race hots up. St Helens and Catalans Dragons are level on points with Wigan. Each team has 38 points through 26 games so far. Saints welcome Hull FC to Totally Wicked Stadium while Catalans Dragons will travel to Salford Red Devils.

Here’s how you can watch this week’s high-stakes TV game and a full rundown of the rest of this round of Betfred Super League fixtures.

Leigh Leopards vs Wigan Warriors

When: Friday 22nd September, 8pm

Where: Leigh Sports Village

TV: Sky Sports Arena

Previous Ten Meetings: 

Wigan 44, Leigh 18 (SLR20, 29/7/23)

Leigh 6, Wigan 34 (SLR7, 30/3/23)

Wigan 50, Leigh 6 (SLR17, 1/8/21)

Leigh 16, Wigan 30 (SLR6, 17/5/21)

Leigh 18, Wigan 20 (SLR1, 26/3/21)

(at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)

Leigh 50, Wigan 34 (SLR18, 8/6/17)

Wigan 20, Leigh 0 (SLR3, 3/3/17)

Wigan 60, Leigh 10 (CCR4, 19/4/13)

Leigh 22, Wigan 30 (SLR19, 1/7/05)

(at Hilton Park)

Wigan 62, Leigh 6 (SLR6, 18/3/05)

Leigh Last Five: W 20-19 V Wakefield (RD26) , W 34-16 V Huddersfield (RD24), L 10-52 @ Hull KR (RD23), L 14-30 V Catalans (RD22)

Wigan Last Five: W 48-6 V Castleford (RD26), W 0-50 @ Leeds (RD25), W 26-8 V Salford (RD24) W 0-34 @ Catalans (RD23), W 13-10 V Hull FC (RD22)

Match Odds: Leigh 2/1, Wigan 2/5, Tie 18/1

Full Super League Round 27 Fixtures

(All matches Friday 22nd September, 8pm)

Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves 

Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers 

Leigh Leopards vs Wigan Warriors 

Salford Red Devils vs Catalans Dragons

St Helens vs Hull FC 

Wakefield Trinity vs Hull Kingston Rovers

betfred super league odds*

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