Okay, we’ve talked more trash than Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor trying to land this Good To Grand, but we honestly feel this is our week.
This pursuit of a grand from a tenner stake is becoming more ‘notorious’ than the UFC Lightweight champion himself but, like his opponent on August 26, hopefully we’ll be in the money come Sunday.
Our fabulous fivefold for the weekend shouted out to us louder than one of Conor McGregor’s f*ck-you suits and we’re not going to apologise for telling you about it right now.
First up is Armagh’s trip to Tipp on Saturday. It’s been a few years since the Orchard county have been genuinely challenging for honours in the All-Ireland Championship, and we feel it may be a few more. They come face to face with a developing Tipperary squad who reached the Championship semi-finals last time round, and it’s odds-on for the Premier County to win. We’ve decided to be a little braver and take the handicap line of (-1) at 5/4.
Next up is a match that may well be a foregone conclusion, but which offers value on the handicap. Monaghan should beat Carlow with relative ease, and with some talented attacking players in their ranks, could even rout the Scallion Eaters. For that reason, we’re backing Monaghan at (-5), priced at 1/3.
Ringing in as our third selection is Eubank Jr to KO the 37-year-old Arthur Abraham on Saturday night, priced at 9/4. Eubank Jr is aiming to progress in the super middleweight division, and is favourite to win this bout. While Abraham never quite lived up to his potential, he is always competitive, but we expect the younger man’s power to shine through.
Next, it’s back up to Ulster. Clashes between the province’s teams are often fiery affairs, and it should be no different when Tyrone take on Down on Sunday afternoon. The two are provincial heavyweights, but home advantage should see the Red Hand county through. We’re taking them on the handicap of (-5) at 4/5.
Finally, it’s over to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. All eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton, who was the only driver to fail to show up at a preview event in London, but there’s ample space for an upset. The best bet is perhaps the flying Finn Valtteri Bottas, who we’re tipping for victory at 5/1.
£10 RETURNS £1,053
- Tipperary (-1.0) v Armagh – 5/4
- Monaghan (-5.0) v Carlow – 1/3
- Chris Eubank Jr to KO Arthur Abraham – 9/4
- Tyrone (-5.0) v Down – 4/5
- Valtteri Bottas to win the British Grand Prix – 5/1
* All prices correct at time of posting.