Dublin V Mayo in this year’s All-Ireland Final has split a lot of opinions. Many think that a Dublin win is a sheer formality while ‘Mayo For Sam’ is receiving some positive press from other areas. The bookies have Dublin as favourites but here we asses where the value is for Sunday’s betting.
1. Dublin (-3) – 10/11
The handicap on Dublin is quite generous. A tight game could easily unfold but we have all seen how Dublin have the ability to really punish teams when a game opens up. Mayo winning is not impossible but Dublin have to be fancied. If they are to win, there is a strong chance it could be by more then three points.
2. Mayo (HT), Dublin (FT) – 4/1
This is by no means a certainty but the price on offer is generous. There is a chance that Mayo could start the game well. They may look to attack and they have scoring power. It may prove to be similar case to the Kerry game where 4/1 seems like a good price.
3. Brian Fenton, RTÉ Man Of The Match – 14/1
Will lightning strike twice? It is hard to imagine Fenton will not be highly influential. He has continued and improved his form from last season. He is becoming one of Dublin’s biggest players and 14/1 is a good offer.
4. Lee Keegan and Diarmuid Connolly to both be sent off – 33/1
It is not impossible by any means. Odds are high and it would be a major talking point if any red card was to be shown in an All-Ireland final. But if any players were to go, one would have to think it would be Diarmuid Connolly and if he was to go, it would be highly likely that Lee Keegan would also be involved.
It’s a long shot, but not impossible.
5. First Point Scorer – Dean Rock 9/4, Cillian O’Connor 11/4
It is rare to see these markets occur, but odds are very generous. Opening scores often come from placed balls putting both Dean Rock and Cillian O’Connor in pole positions, even if the scores were to come from play, these two players would be likely scorers.