Balls & Odds column by Fred Done, co-founder of Birchwood-based Betfred

WELL the Betfred Super League couldn’t have wished for a better start than the high-drama served up on Sunday.

Saints did better than the pundits expected to humble the Catalans Dragons before the incredible comeback victory for Leeds against Huddersfield.

Wire, two points behind the new league leaders Rhinos, get their resumed season underway behind closed turnstiles against Hull Kingston Rovers back at Headingley on Saturday.

With the necessary adjustments made to the table Warrington are surprisingly mid-table but having conceded 82 points – the lowest along with Wigan in the league.

But Wolves have only scored 84 points which is less than EIGHT of their rivals, so it is obvious which area Steve Price will be concentrating on as he plots his tactics for the weekend clash.

Complacency could be a problem for all-star Wire but with a fully fit squad it is no wonder the majority of Betfred punters are going for a big Warrington win against the bottom club with a win by 20 or more available at 7/4 with Betfred.

Friday night and Manchester City continue their efforts at the Etihad to land their Holy Grail and get into the quarter finals of the most lucrative club competition in the world.

They are of course 2-1 up in their two legged clash with European aristocrats Real Madrid from way back in February – and I fully expect them to finish the job with the same final score which is 7/1 with us.

Meanwhile I’m delighted United prioritised  Jadon Sancho ahead of Jack Grealish now my club is splashing the cash this summer.

We have got some excellent forward players in Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood already but as far as I’m concerned if a player of Sancho’s game changing ability is available he should be signed. It’s as simple as that!

Remember that during arguably our greatest ever season – the 1999 treble – we had FOUR top notch strikers namely Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke together with current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vying for a starting place.

It was interesting  to see how Sancho and his former team mate Phil Foden opted for different routes to the top when they were the stars of City’s academy.

Sancho went to learn his trade at Dortmund where he impressed to such an extent that not just United but  Liverpool, Chelsea together with three of Europe’s biggest clubs Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid all expressed intertest in the £100m-plus 20 year old.

Foden of course decided to stay here in Manchester and all indications are he’s considered a shoe in in place of the now departed  David Silva. The outcome for both Foden and Sancho is highly likely to be the same: regulars for two of the greatest clubs in the world and team mates for years to come for England.

Regarding  Aston Villa’s talisman Grealish, Betfred have United 5/4 favourites to sign him in the current window with FA Cup winners  Arsenal 7/2, Spurs 6/1 and City 10/1.