Wexford to win – 5/2
Clare arrive at quarter-final stage having lost their second Munster Final in a row and the Banner management will be extremely concerned about their second half performance against Cork.
Clare’s forward line dominated in the first half and had Cork on the ropes before the Rebels figured out their game plan and Davy Fitzgerald is sure to have his homework done. If Wexford can nullify the threat of John Conlon, they’ll be in with a serious shout and Rory O’Connor returning to the fold following a break last week is a huge boost for Wexford.
O’Connor has been the star man for The Yellowbellies this year and is one of the brightest young talents in Ireland right now.
Wexford and Davy Fitzgerald revel under the underdog tag and they can upset the odds in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Racing Post pick: Wexford
Tyrone (-2) – 8/11
Tyrone will want to exorcise the demons of their last trip to Croke Park when they suffered a drubbing at the hands of Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final and they appear to be peaking at the perfect time.
This is the perfect stage for Mickey Harte’s men to remind the Dublins and Kerrys of this world that they have not gone anywhere.
Roscommon may have had six points to spare over Armagh seven days ago, but it went right down to the wire and Enda Smith’s goal, which sealed the success, only arrived in injury-time. That was a gruelling encounter played at a brisk tempo from start to finish.
Tyrone could coast through the second-half of their Cork clash and that could stand to them here. They’re our fancy to prevail by three points or more.
Racing Post pick: Tyrone -2
Ciaran Kilkenny to be RTÉ Man of the Match – 13/2
Ciaran Kilkenny is the hottest property in Gaelic Football right now and looks great value at 13/2 with Paddy Power for another Man of the Match award with Dublin fancied to start the Super 8s in style at the expense of Donegal.
Having spent the last five years dropping deep and keeping possession at all costs, Jim Gavin has been deploying Kilkenny in a more attacking role in 2018 and the Castleknock clubman has blossomed, scoring 2-15 in his three games in Leinster.
He has been Dublin’s best player in all three games to date and there is surely more of a chance of him scooping another Man of the Match award than odds of 13/2 suggest.
Racing Post pick: Ciaran Kilkenny to be RTÉ Man of the Match
* All odds correct at time of posting.