Weekend’s GAA Preview
Let’s take a look at some GAA betting tips for this weekend’s schedule, which includes Round 3 matches in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and the Connacht Senior Football Championship Final.
Before we kick-on just a note about last week’s selection. We tipped up Louth to lift the cup at 7/2, so if you followed us in, Paddy Power have generously refunded bets on Louth to Win the match, to Lift the Cup and the Draw no Bet market.
Connacht Senior Football Championship Final, Sunday 4pm
Sligo (1/4) overcame the two giants of Connacht football, Mayo and Galway, to reach the final and face Roscommon (7/2), who defeated two poor sides in the form of London and Leitrim. The bookies have acted accordingly by pricing up Sligo at extremely short odds but like Meath last weekend, I would take Sligo’s performances with a pinch of salt. Despite their fantastic history, Galway and Mayo are poor GAA sides right now and the bookies have slipped up two-weeks in a row.
Verdict: Roscommon To Lift the Cup 3/1 & Draw 9/1
Ulster Senior Fotball Championship Final, Sunday 2pm
Tyrone (4/5) face Monaghan (5/4) on Sunday afternoon in the GAA Ulster Football Final. Tyrone overcame a dogged and hard-working Down side in the semi-final but their opponents seemed to throw in the towel and they will face a much stiffer test this time round against one of the country’s finest GAA sides. Monaghan hammered Armagh in the quarter-finals and easily accounted for Fermanagh in the semi’s. They are full of intensity, experience and quality and I’ll be shocked if they don’t lift the Ulster title this time round. Get your money on them for the All-Ireland at odds of 10/1.
Verdict: Monaghan 5/4 & Winning Margin 4-6pts 13/2 & Monaghan to win the All-Ireland 10/1
Round 3 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
There is some really interesting match-ups in Round 3 this weekend as Kildare (5/4) make the trip up North to face Derry (4/5) at Celtic Park, while Armagh (13/8) make the trip down to face Dublin (8/13) at Croke Park.
It would be a major surprise to see Kildare get anything out of Derry while Dublin have been fairly average in this year’s Championship and I’d expect Armagh to come out on top.
Verdict: Derry -2 H’cap 8/5 & Armagh -1 H’cap 9/4