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Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

by: Joe Whitley, April 29, 2014, 1:08 pm

Leeds Rhinos remain favourites to lift the Challenge Cup this year after the draw for the quarter finals was made last night.

Prior to the draw, the Rhinos were 7/4 to win, but just minutes after Championship leaders Leigh were pitted against Super League’s top team, they tumbled to 11/8. As you would expect, Leigh’s odds slipped significantly in the other direction, from 100/1 pre-draw to 250/1.

Those weren’t the only changes in the odds. Wigan, who remain second favourites, slipped from 2/1 to 5/2 after drawing Castleford, while the Tigers went from being 8/1 fourth-favourites to 20/1 outsiders.

Warrington also had their odds shortened after drawing Bradford. The Wolves went from 4/1 to 7/2 while the Bulls dropped from 25/1 to 33/1.

Finally, in arguably the biggest shake-up, Keighley’s odds doubled from 1000/1 to 2000/1 after they pulled out an away draw at Widnes, who are now 10/1 after being 20/1 beforehand.

Current Challenge Cup odds
Leeds Rhinos 11/8
Wigan Warriors 5/2
Warrington Wolves 7/2
Widnes Vikings 10/1
Castleford Tigers 20/1
Bradford Bulls 33/1
Leigh Centurions 250/1
Keighley Cougars 2000/1

What they were before the draw
Leeds Rhinos 7/4
Wigan Warriors 2/1
Warrington Wolves 4/1
Castleford Tigers 8/1
Widnes Vikings 20/1
Bradford Bulls 25/1
Leigh Centurions 100/1
Keighley Cougars 1000/1

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