After my 3/1 accumulator came up last week, I’m looking to make it two for two this week with some cracking ties in store. My double for this weekend is Waterford and Galway which comes in at odds of evens. But if you put Tipperary in, it brings together a nice 6/1 treble
Cork vs Waterford – Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork, 19:00 Saturday
Paddy’s got the odds correct on this game, I was in Walsh Park last weekend and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hungrier Waterford side. They were very impressive. There’s a lot of pressure on Cork, if they were to lose, they’d be looking at relegation at this early stage.
The Deise will be brimming with confidence, and I’d fancy them to win. Their development is better at the moment, they’re looking nice at this early stage and I think they have enough in the tank to win in Pairc Ui Rinn. Back Waterford -1 at
Dublin v Galway, Parnell Park, Dublin, 19:00 Saturday
On the overall balance of the first games last weekend, Galway deserve to be favourites so Paddy have the odds correct again. It’s the same kind of odds as the Cork and Waterford game. It’s hard to know how good Galway were last weekend as they were given the space to play.
This week they’re in Parnell Park which is a horribly small ground to play at, and the Dubs have a good record there. But they were well off the pace against Tipperary. I expect Galway to rack up their second win at the handicap as well – Galway -1
Kilkenny v Tipperary, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, 14:00 Sunday
If you’re a fan of hurling, you love when these two go head to head.
Tipperary were very very impressive last weekend in obliterating Dublin. They’ve been training since late October, whereas we found out last week that Kilkenny are only back a couple of weeks. I think Tipp will just about have the advantage. The last time they won in Nowlan Park though was 2008. There is a kick coming from this Kilkenny team, but they’re missing Eoin Larkin and Michael Fennelly. It’d be a huge statement for Tipp to win in Nowlan Park and I think they will. Look to Colin Fennelly for first goalscorer.
DIVISION 1B (All Sunday)
Kerry v Limerick, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 14:00
Last week was monumental for Kerry hurling, and it quietened a lot of doubters. The handicap for them in this one is 12 at, and I’d be looking at that and for them to be a lot closer to Limerick than what people think.
Wexford v Clare, Innovate Wexford Park, Wexford, 14:00
Clare are short enough odds in this one, but Wexford are no pushovers. They were disappointing against Limerick last week, only hit four points in the first half, and deserved to lose. Clare were beaten in Wexford Park in the Championship two years ago, and Davy Fitz will not have forgotten that. I’d look at the handicap of -4 at
Offaly v Laois, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 14:00
Offaly will come back fighting from the disappointment against Clare and their odds are too good to pass up on. Offaly win at