As the All Ireland Senior Championship quarter final weekend draws ever closer, an enhanced four-fold on all the favourites looks well worth taking at 4/1.
Tyrone to beat Monaghan
A new breed of footballer will have to show they have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Tyrone legends Brian Dooher, Peter Canavan and Brian McGuigan if they are to succeed against a physical Monaghan side. Their record in these latter stages show they have what it takes to step up in these big games and should come good here.
Dublin to beat Cork
Despite Cork boss Conor Counihan’s claims that an upset could well be on the cards, Dublin should have enough to see off their opponents, having run out comfortable victors when the sides last met. However, The Rebels are in form, having won nine of their last ten. But with Dublin forward Eoghan O’Gara coming back to the boil after an injury-hit season, that impressive run looks like being brought crashing down at Croke Park.
Kerry to beat Cavan
It would be a major upset if Cavan were to dispose of Kerry and book a semi final spot, with the Kingdom strongly fancied to have too much guile, skill and strength for the Breffni men. Colm Cooper’s switch to centre forward in recent weeks has been inspirational for Kerry, and he could be key in how this match pans out. His side are as short as 1/8 to triumph, so backing this accumulator makes far better value sense.
Mayo to beat Donegal
Donegal welcome back Karl Lacey to their starting line-up after a recurring knee injury. However, even with his return, Mayo are the ones that are sided with. James Horan’s side can make up for last year’s All Ireland final defeat here in this hotly anticipated grudge match. The Heather County have reportedly spent plenty of time on the training ground working on their tackling, something that will be very important against a tough Donegal outfit.
All odds and markets correct as of the date of publishing