The Allianz Leagues near their end point this weekend and here at Bear in the Square, we choose the value bets to follow.
We have rated the bets from one to four, with one being dodgy and four being a sure thing.
4. Wexford To Down The Mighty Cats
The second of the Allianz National Hurling league Semi-Finals takes place on Sunday in Wexford Park. Kilkenny arrive at this stage following a win against Offaly in which they were made work all the way.
The performances of TJ Reid and Walter Walsh was the difference against Offaly and expect Wexford to pay special attention to both of them.
Wexford have really impressed in this year’s league. It is clear to see they want to win this league title. They were extremely impressive against Galway last day out and they remain unbeaten in Wexford Park under Davy Fitzgerald.
They ran Kilkenny very close in their last game in the league despite missing some regulars. We expect them to prevail here.
Odds: Wexford 10/11
3. Defences To The Fore
Much has been made over the last few weeks in this blog of the reduction of goals in the hurling leagues this year. The reality is that teams are placing increased emphasis on ensuring that protecting is the foundation of potential success.
Looking at the quarter-finals involving Kilkenny and Wexford, there was one goal scored in each of those games. Wexford have been involved in only one game from six that had more than two goals. We feel under 2.5 goals should prevail here.
Odds: Under 2.5 goals 11/8
2. Meath To Secure Another Year Of Division Two Football
Louth host Meath this Sunday in a rearranged Division Two football league clash. Louth have been poor this year and the manner of their relegation will disappoint the Wee county supporters.
They have averaged just over eleven points per game. The closest they have got to any opposition is six points. They are also thought to be down a number of players this weekend.
Meath need to win to ensure survival and should oblige here. They had an excellent nine-point win over Down last weekend and we expect a similar result here. We believe they will take care of the handicap here.
Odds: Meath (-5) 5/6 (Boylesports)
1. Club Action Returns
Finally, as club action takes over for April, we will finish on an accumulator. In Waterford hurling we believe Dungarvan will beat Tallow here.
In Offaly hurling, Kilcormac and Belmont are expected to oblige here.
Finally, in Kerry intermediate football, we will take Kilcummin to beat Glenbeigh/Glencar. This is best priced 3.5/1 with Boylesports.
Odds: Dungarvan, Kilcormac-Killoughey, Belmont and Kilcummin 3.5/1
Remember, this is just betting advice and please gamble responsibly.