Vitality Netball Superleague - Super Ten Weekend 2017 Preview and Betting Tips

Updated Tuesday 28th February 2017, 12:07 PM

It’s Super Ten Weekend as the Vitality Netball Superleague enters its second round of fixtures. Defending champions Surrey Storm made a rapid return to top spot with an opening win over one of the Superleague’s newest franchises, Severn Stars, while Loughborough Lightning, Team Bath and Hertfordshire Mavericks also picked up wins. The pursuit of precious early points continues this Saturday as all ten teams take to the court, so expect plenty of excitement from up and down the country.

The Fixtures

Loughborough Lightning v Severn Stars - Loughborough began their season with a hard-fought 59-44 win over 2014 Superleague champions Manchester Thunder, a game in which Lightning netted 20 points in the fourth quarter to make sure of the win. Expect another gripping contest this weekend as they face Superleague newcomers Severn Stars, with Lightning’s experience proving the decisive factor.

  • Top Tip: Loughborough Lightning to win  

Sirens v Celtic Dragons - Celtic Dragons may be Superleague’s longest serving side, but times are proving hard for the Welsh franchise. Don’t expect things to get any better this weekend, with the Dragons facing a daunting trip to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, where Sirens lie in wait. Scottish success looks to be on the cards in this encounter.     

  • Top Tip: Sirens to win

Team Northumbria v Wasps Netball - Having narrowly lost out to Hertfordshire Mavericks in their opening game, Team Northumbria will fancy their chances of picking up their first points of the new campaign very soon. However, up against Superleague newcomers and title favourites Wasps Netball, the team from Newcastle could be in for a rough ride against the women from Coventry, especially if the likes of Amy Flanagan, Sophia Candappa and Natalie Haythornthwaite hit top form.

  • Top Tip: Wasps Netball to win

Surrey Storm v Manchester Thunder - Having seen off Severn Stars in round one, Surrey Storm will be aiming to secure their second win of the season against Manchester Thunder. Having successfully defended their Superleague title last time out, Storm will be determined to rack up the wins early on, particularly with other teams in the league looking so strong.

  • Top Tip: Surrey Storm to win

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Bath - Both sides picked up wins in the opening round of fixtures and look well-matched as the prepare to enter Super Ten Weekend. As Superleague’s most successful side, Team Bath will be hoping to build on their positive start and reassert themselves as top dog in the division, having not won a title since 2013. The Somerset side should prove too strong for the Mavericks, but it could be a tight contest.

  • Top Tip: Team Bath to win


*Please note, odds will be published once they have been released.

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