Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

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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