WARRINGTON look virtually certain to secure a top-four finish in the Betfred Super League with three games to go.

And The Wire, looking to bounce back after the derby defeat to Wigan against improving Catalans, are 11/2 with Betfred to win the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Runaway leaders Saints are naturally the big favourites at 11/10, with Wigan 7/2 and Castleford 9/2 to triumph in the big one on October 13.

In-form Catalans will be looking to secure a top-eight finish at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday and will certainly be in super confident mood after their great win at Wakefield.

But I reckon The Wire will be too strong at home and they are odds-on to win, with winger Josh Charnley 9/2 to continue his scoring streak and go over for the first try.

Still on Warrington, and the signing of half-back Blake Austin from Canberra looks an astute move to replace the departing Tyrone Roberts.

The Wolves obviously had the pulling power to beat rivals here and Down Under for the 27-year-old, who has made over 75 appearances for the Raiders in Australia’s NRL competition.

The World Cup has obviously been dominating my business here at our Birchwood HQ and beyond, especially with Gareth Southgate’s England doing much better than expected.

One of my customers from Kent had a remarkable win, picking up £3,000 from a £10 bet on England’s quarter-final victory over Sweden.

He took advantage of our new “pick your punt” feature and wanted Harry McGuire to score, the Three Lions to win, less than seven corners, Seb Larsson to be booked and that there would be under 39 disciplinary points (25 for a red card and 10 for a yellow).

One of our most popular bets, the Scoop6, had an outright winner last weekend, with congratulations due to Betfred regulars from the Midlands after picking my pocket to the tune of £150,000.

It was a £16 stake laid by a big-hearted 46-year-old builder and his 81-year-old dad, who is a retired miner, after studying form for three hours before choosing all the winners at six races at Sandown and Haydock.

One of the horses first past the post was called Making Miracles – and that’s the case for this lucky pair who are now busy booking holidays and checking out new cars.