Racing Post GAA Tips: Punch in our 9/1 Championship treble

With most of the teams in hurling on a break this week, the big ball game comes sharply into focus and Racing Post’s GAA guru is back with your tips.

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Saturday, Mayo v Roscommon: Over 2.5 goals – 13/8

James Horan has made an instant impact during his second stint as Mayo manager, but perhaps the biggest difference of all has been his side’s cutting edge up front.

Mayo finished the National League by scoring three goals against Monaghan, which secured their passage to the Division 1 decider and they netted three more times in the final, enabling them to see off Kerry by four points.

There appears to be an extra emphasis on goal-getting from The Westerners. Dublin and Galway were the only two teams Mayo failed to raise a green flag against in the 2019 League. Roscommon have problems at the back and leaked 2-17 to Kerry and 1-16 to Galway in their last two games and that consigned them to life in Division 2 next spring.

This game has goals written all over it and over 2.5 match goals at 13/8 looks a bit of value.

Saturday, Dublin v Louth: Louth +17 – 10/11

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With the game fixed away from Croke Park, Louth can keep within a generous 17-point handicap at 10/11.

Were this Leinster quarter-final at GAA headquarters, Dublin would be fancied to win by 20 points or more, but the layers have not read enough into the match being played at O’Moore Park, which is a much tighter pitch.

The Wee County already have a game under their belts and showed great courage and character to escape from Wexford Park unscathed, so do not expect them to wallow in self-pity should they fall behind early.

Sunday, Fermanagh v Donegal: Donegal (-5) – Evens

Donegal are genuine All-Ireland contenders and destroyed Fermanagh in last year’s Ulster final on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-12, so Declan Bonnar’s side are expected to defy a five-point handicap (Evens).

When these two sides met in the league Fermanagh won 0-13 to 0-10, but it would be foolish to read too much into that as Donegal were depleted by injuries.

With Oisin Gallen and Michael Murphy pulling the strings up front, Donegal should have too much ammunition for Fermanagh and could win by double-figures.

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* All odds correct at time of posting and may vary up to throw-in.