Dublin v Tyrone, Saturday, 7pm, Croke Park
This is a big game for both sides in Croke Park on Saturday night, which is a repeat of the 2018 All-Ireland Final. A Dublin win would nearly guarantee them a final place yet again, with their final game coming against Cavan where they will be expected to win. Tyrone are probably save from relegation but need a win just to make sure.
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Jim Gavin’s side will come into the game on the back of having played 5 games, winning 3 and losing 2. The wins coming against Galway, Roscommon and Mayo, the losses came to Monaghan and Kerry both which were away fixtures for the Boys in Blue. Mickey Harte’s Tyrone have had a mixed bag of results. They have also played 5 games, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 2. The wins came against Monaghan and Cavan, draws with Roscommon, while the losses came against Galway and Kerry.
Dublin will start a strong side here meaning that players like Jonny Cooper, Jack McCaffrey and Mick Fitzsimons will line up in defence, in midfield Darren Gavin is likely to be given another chance to shine alongside Raheny man Brian Fenton. In attack Paul Mannion, Con O’Callaghan, Cormac Costello and Dean Rock are all likely to be named in what is a very strong forward line. Mickey Harte will look to Ronan McNamee and Kieran McGeary in defence, along with Tiernan McCann and Hugh Pat McGeary. In midfield Richie Donnelly will likely start with Mattie Donnelly. In attack Tyrone will be able to call on Peter Harte who has been played at full forward in recent games, while Conor McAliskey and Niall Sludden will also be key to their chances if they are to win.
Dublin are 2/7 favourites while Tyrone are 7/2 and the draw is 10/1. Peter Harte to get a goal anytime is 4/1. In terms of man of the match betting Jack McCaffrey is 10/1 along with Con O’Callaghan.