Tipperary -2 – Evens
Tipperary and Cork meet in Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon with the hosts looking to bounce-back from last week’s disappointing defeat to Limerick.
Tipperary completely failed to perform seven days ago and their defence were under huge pressure throughout, but they’ll be hoping the return of Seamus Callanan and Brendan Maher, among others, will spark this team into life on home soil.
Cork will take huge confidence from their win over Clare last week, and they shocked Tipperary this time 12months ago, knocking them out of the Munster Championship in the first round.
The seven-day turnaround looks sure to suit Tipperary however, who will be keen to quickly put that performance behind them and return to winning ways.
Racing Post Pick: Tipperary -2
Galway Over 1.5 Goals – 4/5
Galway kicked off their championship campaign with a facile victory over Offaly and that performance, along with the week off between then, will have put them in the perfect position to welcome of Kilkenny to Pearse Stadium.
The Cats have won two from two in the championship so far, but they were less than impressive in both of those outings and will need to improve significantly to beat the reigning Leinster and All Ireland Champions.
While Offaly provided little resistance to the Galway challenge, there was a clear change of tactic for Galway as they looked to create more goal scoring opportunities.
They only scored two goals on their way to winning last year’s All-Ireland, but hit five against Offaly and they should look for the green again on Sunday.
Racing Post Pick: Galway Over 1.5 Goals
Wicklow +22 – Evens
The All-Ireland champions failed to cover the handicap in two of their three games in Leinster last year.
The handicap varied between 16 to 18 points for their clash with Carlow in the Leinster quarter-final, but they only managed to pull away in the closing stages for a 12-point win (0-19 to 0-7).
It is worth noting that Portlaoise was the stage for that showdown too. They easily surpassed the handicap against Westmeath (4-29 to 0-10), but The Boys In Blue had only nine points to spare over Kildare in the provincial decider (2-23 to 1-17).
That was bang on the handicap spread. Dublin don’t tend to go through the gears in Leinster, so the advice is to treat their provincial campaign with caution.
With that in mind and combined with the fact that Jim Gavin’s charges have been taken out of Croke Park, the advice is to get on Wicklow with a massive 22-point head-start.
Racing Post Pick: Wicklow +22
* All odds correct at time of posting.