There is a bumper bank holiday weekend of GAA action in store. If you fancy spending some of your winnings from the Galway races, then check out betting selections below.
Tyrone vs Armagh
Armagh were excellent against Kildare. They have powered on as the season has progressed. Whatever happens on Saturday, they can take a lot of heart from their performances this season. We expect there to be fireworks in this one and it has the makings of an epic Ulster battle.
Tyrone’s form has been brilliant throughout the Ulster championship. While always protecting their house, they have really improved their counter-attacking play this year. Micky Harte knew he had to change something in 2017, and it seems that he has released the shackles from his half back line.
Tiernan McCann has scored 0-1, 1-1 and 0-1 in their three games and is a real cornerstone of the Tyrone attacking template now. With lots of rampaging runs from deep, he often finds himself in excellent scoring positions.
Betting: We will recommend a 3 point stake on Tiernan McCann to score over 0.5pts at 4/6 with Boylesports.
Dublin vs Monaghan
Monaghan face into an impossible task on Saturday evening in HQ against the reigning champions. It is fair to say that Monaghan’s form has been somewhat disappointing since the early stages of the year.
Notably, their defence is now a lot more open. Their full back line really struggled to cope with Down. Jim Gavin will have noticed their vulnerability when the ball was kicked delivered directly.
Dublin are flying and have so many options available to vary their play. We all know about the quality on their bench and maybe Saturday would suit a player like Eoghan O’Gara to start.
Betting: Expect the Dubs to build scoreboard pressure early and really take the game to Monaghan. We feel Dublin will pull away in this one and we like them on the -8 handicap at Evens with Boylesports.
Galway v Tipperary
What a game we should have on our hands on Sunday. This pair clash for the third year in a row at the semi-final stage and little has separated the two teams in those meetings.
Galway trounced Tipp in the league final and their form has continued on from that game in April. Tipp have travelled the qualifier route in 2017, and this has afforded them the chance to iron out some issues.
Prior to the league final this year, these sides had clashed three times since 2015. One win for Tipperary, one win for Galway and one draw. Each victory was by a single point and we do not expect a league final style massacre to repeat itself on Sunday.
Betting: Our choice is a 2.5 point stake on “Either team to win by 1-4 points or a draw” available at 5/6 in Paddy Power.
Roscommon v Mayo
Both teams served out an entertaining game last weekend with a draw probably the fairest result. Roscommon really took the game to Mayo and will be disappointed they failed to push on while ahead.
Mayo continue to operate in a way only Mayo can. A very difficult team to understand from the outside, pressure is really mounting on their management to deliver this weekend.
There will be a number of games played in Croke Parke before this game throws in on Monday. With wet weather expected underfoot conditions may well be testing again.
With this in mind the Under Points market is of interest. Mayo will definitely look to those two early goals as a particular area they can improve on so another tight game is expected.
Betting: We will have 3pts on Under 35.5pts at 5/6 with PaddyPower.