When these two sides met in the 2017 Ulster championship Tyrone stormed to a 1-21 to 1-12 victory. That was only 12 months ago yet the layers are finding it hard to split the pair in this crunch Super 8s showdown.
Quite simply, it is a case of the winner taking all. This Tyrone outfit looked to come of age when chasing down Dublin in the second-half of their most recent encounter in Omagh and had a late free been converted, they would have got within a point of the All-Ireland champions with two minutes still to play.
Richard Donnelly has been a big addition to the Tyrone attack and, with Niall Sludden excelling all season, Tyrone could have too much up from for Donegal. Mickey Harte will be well aware of the damage Michael Murphy can do, so expect him to come in for special attention.
If Patrick McBrearty has been playing, it might be a different story but Donegal are relying too much on the unpredictable Jamie Brennan for scores. The Red Hands have a great spread of scorers and can book their ticket to the All-Ireland semi-final in style.
Racing Post pick: Tyrone
Kerry have everything to play for and have home advantage, while Kildare have nothing to play for. The Kingdom have better forwards, it is not rocket science.
They are going to win this game and win it comfortably. Eamon Fitzmaurice’s misfiring troops were very lucky to escape unscatched from their trip to Clones and it needed a last-gasp smash and grab from David Clifford to snatch a share of the spoils.
Expect to see a very different performance in Killarney this time, though. Kildare are unlikely to play as defensively as they usually do given that they have zilch to play for and that will suit the home side who will be afforded much more space than they have been used to of late.
The handicap spread is eight with Paddy Power, but Kerry could win this game by 15 points or more.
Racing Post pick: Kerry -8
There is nothing for either team to play for in this Super 8 showdown at Croke Park on Sunday, but the Dublin players always have places to play for so expect the All-Ireland champions to defy a 12-point handicap with ease.
Given the way Roscommon have played through this campaign, this is likely to be a high-scoring encounter and that will give some underfire Dublin forwards a chance to shoot the lights out.
Paul Mannion and Con O’Callaghan have been particularly poor this term and both of their starting slots are on the line now that Bernard Brogan is nearing full fitness.
The Dubs will want to enter an All-Ireland semi-final high on confidence and on the back of a big win, so the advice is to back Jim Gavin’s men to win by 13 points or more.
Racing Post pick: Dublin -12
* All odds correct at time of posting.