The third round of the Allianz National Hurling League is down for decision this weekend alongside some re-fixed National Football League clashes.
Here at Bear in the Square, we choose the value bets to follow.
We have rated the bets from one to five, with one being dodgy and five being a sure thing.
Last week, we backed Meath to defeat Cavan in Division 2 of the NFL and in Division 3, we tipped Fermanagh to go Sligo and return home with the points.
Both those matches were postponed but we are sticking with our guns and think both the Royals and the Erne County will secure wins on Sunday.
3. Limerick to continue their good form.
An in-form Limerick take on a Dublin side adjusting to life under Pat Gilroy.
The Dubs have been unimpressive so far with a defeat to Offaly and a narrow win away to Antrim.
They have struggled without the Cuala players and their promotion challenge is nearly damaged beyond repair after the Offaly defeat.
In contrast, Limerick have two wins behind them and this may be the year they finally return to Division 1A.
They really impressed against an Offaly team on a high in the last round.
A number of last year’s All-Ireland u-21 winning team are starting to make their mark also.
Their size and movement caught the eye and really cannot see Dublin living with them. They do not miss their Na Piarsaigh players as much as Dublin miss their Cuala players also.
Bet: Limerick (-4) at 4/5
2. Galway and Offaly to slug it out
The reigning champions have eased back into league action this year. They struggled over Antrim and Laois but even the most critical of Galway fans will allow for this slow start following last year’s exploits.
A number of their regulars are yet to return to action. This fact alone should make this a closer game than the previous two times these teams clashed (19 and 26-point defeat for Offaly).
Offaly were very impressive against Dublin on the opening day. Unfortunately, Limerick took them apart in round two to dampen down the enthusiasm of the local crowd.
Despite this, we cannot see Galway cutting loose here and putting up a massive score.
The Tribesmen have a total points tally of 46 after two games. Offaly’s defence has also improved on previous seasons.
No game in Division 1B has reached 50 points this year yet.
Add in the usual miserable damp and windy conditions in Salthill and we cannot see the total points market of 49.5 points being beaten.
Bet: Total Points Under 49.5 points 5/6
1. A long shot
For all those accumulator fans, these stats may be of interest to you.
Only one game from six thus far in Division 1A has finished with more than two goals.
Add in the dreadful conditions of the past few weeks and scores seem harder to come by. We will have a speculative punt on under 2.5 goals in all 1A games this weekend.
Bet: Tipperary-Wexford, Waterford-Kilkenny and Clare-Cork all under 2.5 goals treble at 13/1
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