Kerry (+4) – Evens
Kerry are big underdogs once again in their attempt to destroy Dublin’s drive for five, but the Kingdom should cover the handicap comfortably. Despite going toe to toe with Dublin for 75 minutes in the drawn encounter, Kerry somehow remain underestimated.
Had Paul Geaney converted a first-half penalty or had James McCarthy not cleared off the line from him, the Sam Maguire would be residing in Killarney right now.
Expect Peter Keane’s charges to give it another big rattle and push Dublin all the way. Kerry with a four-point head start at Evens looks like a right play here.
First half to be highest-scoring half – 7/4
There were 20 points scored in the opening period of the drawn encounter (1-9 to 0-8) and just 18 in the second half, yet you can back the first half to be the highest-scoring half at a massive 7/4 with Paddy Power in the replay.
That looks far too big. If Dublin are leading by a couple of points heading into the closing stages, expect them to play keep ball and hold onto possession rather than try to extend their lead.
Remember there was only one point scored in the final 12 minutes of the drawn match.
Over 40.5 points – 5/6
There were only 38 points scored in the drawn match, but there were three glorious goal opportunities missed by Kerry and the replay looks likely to be higher scoring.
The last five times a replay was needed to find the All-Ireland winner, the replay was higher scoring than the drawn encounter.
It looks like it will be a similar story this time around.
* All odds correct at time of posting.