BEN Barba's displays of magic so far this season has ensured Saints are dominating the betting at Super League title sponsors Betfred.

Barba, the Aussie maestro who is emerging as the outstanding talent of the season so far.

After scoring a well-taken brace of tries on Sunday and having a hand in two more, he is favourite to be crowned Steve Prescott Man of Steel with his odds cut from 8/1 to 6/4 favourite.

The odds on his team mate and skipper James Roby winning the game’s top individual honour have also been slashed from 16/1 to 8/1 at the Warrington-based bookie.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “What a superb start to the season for Saints who are unbeaten after four games.

"Wakefield are the surprise package although Wigan will be determined to put one over them on Sunday.

"Friday’s showdown for Saints at Warrington will be quite a spectacle with Barba and Co starting as six point favourites. Warrington have been inconsistent as the new coach gets his ideas across but the Wire defence is looking much stronger than last season.”

Betfred now have St Helens 9/4 favourites to win the Grand Final (from 9/2 pre-season) with Wigan 9/2, Hull and Castleford 11/2 – and Wakefield at 20/1.