At Paddy Power we know our punters love nothing more on a Sunday than to park themselves on the couch and listen to their Da bemoaning the haircuts of footballers “these days”.
At this stage we know full well that “things were better back in my day”, but at least a super Sunday of sporting action this weekend will make such rants about Alexis Sanchez being better off at Arsenal more tolerable.
If you want to get lost in the action even more, you can take our Good to Grand challenge. Each weekend we put together a fantastic five-fold accumulator that could land £1,000 for our punters for only a £10 stake.
Here’s where we’re laying our cash this week…
We begin our journey in Russia and we’re as confident as a bare-chested Vladimir Putin riding a horse that Portugal will beat Mexico in the Confederations Cup 3rd/4th place play-off. Even with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the competition to be at the birth of his newborn twins, we can’t see Mexico recovering from the 4-1 whipping handed out to them by Germany in the semi-final.
Shifting gears, the scenic beauty of Fitzgerald Stadium is our next port of call, as National League champions Kerry meet old foes Cork in the Munster Football final. The Kingdom impressively ended Dublin’s 36-match unbeaten run earlier this year and The Rebels have been woefully out of form, only managing a single point in the first half against Tipperary last time out.
Get on Kerry to boot their neighbours out of Killarney by five points or more.
Robin of Navan (Saint-Cloud 3pm) has struggled to recreate his superb form of 2015, but has been nevertheless a very consistent horse, rarely missing the frame. He returned to winning ways last time at Chantilly, taking a Grade 3 prize with relative ease.
Back up to Grade 1 company now, he will run his race and should be good enough to win a prize like this. My Dream Boat is the one to oppose him.
Next on the chopping block, Galway and Wexford meet for the first time in the Leinster Hurling final at Croke Park. Expect a game as mad as Davy Fitzgerald’s sideline antics, but Galway’s lowest total all year was a whopping 22 points and they should beat the (-3.0) handicap here – sorry Davy!
Finally, pre-tournament favourites Chile and Germany meet in St Petersburg to decide the destination of the Confederations Cup. This one should go write down to the wire as neither side has tested defeat in the tournament.
Germany have left a few stars at home, however, and we believe they’ll eventually fall at the final hurdle to a battle hardened Chilean outfit led by Alexis Sanchez. Who, by the way, really should get out of North London!
Till next week folks…
- Portugal to beat Mexico – 5/4
- Kerry (-4.0) against Cork – 8/15
- Robin of Navan to sprint to victory in the 3pm at Saint-Cloud – 8/1
- Galway (-3.0) v Wexford – 8/11
- Chile to lift the Confederations Cup at Germany’s expense – Evens
* All prices correct at time of posting.