FOUR games in and there is a distinctly familiar look about the Betfred Super League.

The current champions Saints sit at the top with a 100 per cent winning record, alongside fellow 2020 Grand Finalists Wigan, who will host game of the week on Thursday against third placed Hull FC.

Saints face Betfred Super League new boys Leigh.

Buoyant after a hard fought 18-10 win over the Huddersfield Giants - Saints travel down the road to the Leigh Sports Village where the bottom club will be looking for their first far fetched as that sounds!

I say that, as I was co-commentating for Our League on the Centurions-Salford game last Friday, and can honestly say it was one of the worst Betfred Super League games I’ve witnessed.

Something I think Leigh boss John Duffy agrees with. He was furious post game in the way his team performed, but more the way they let their heads drop and ‘gave in’. The body language of the Leigh players certainly stood out to me too, and the longer the game went on the worse it got. It could be a long old season.

Salford, equally as poor for many parts of the game recorded their first win of the season, with the experienced Kevin Brown directing the show, scoring two and having a hand in others as the Red Devils ran out 34-8 victors.

However, I’m sure both teams will have been working on their skill levels this week.

So, it certainly doesn’t look like getting any easier for Leigh this week with a Saints win looks like an absolute shoo-in.

Saying that, as we know, it doesn’t work like that in RL! Complacency I’m sure is something has been spoken about at the TWS.

Saints themselves will be looking for improvements. They looked convincing for the win against Huddersfield getting off to a flying start with Theo Fages crossing the whitewash after only four minutes following great work by Jack Welsby.

Saints crossed again via Mark Percival to go in at half time 10-nil up. But the Giants seemed to have more joy in the second half as the gave the ball more air, causing numerous problems down Saints left side defence, scoring twice.

Boss Kristian Woolf certainly wasn’t overjoyed despite taking the two points. He thought we let in two ‘easy’ tries and allowed Huddersfield back in the game, and vowed that there is lots of improvement on attack.

I’m sure much focus this week will be about being clinical and professional in a game they should win convincingly. I think that will be the case, and will go for a Saints victory by more than 36 points (7/4 with title sponsors Betfred).

In the other big clash over at the DW Stadium, I think the Warriors will just have too much for Hull FC. Wigan have not been over-convincing themselves yet in 2021, but I think the return of Bevan French last week gives them that extra spark in attack. I’ll go for a home win by more than 10 points which Betfred have at 5/4..