Kerry v Mayo, Saturday, 7pm, Tralee
Kerry and Mayo go head to head here in a game could decide which of the two will make the league final in the middle of April. This should be a good game with two sides looking to play attacking football for sure.
Kerry have made a superb start and a win here would almost secure a league final with a game to spare. They have won 5 games from 5, beating Dublin, Monaghan, Galway, Tyrone and Cavan. James Horan’s Mayo will need a win here to keep in the hunt for a league final place going into the final weekend next weekend. They have played 5 games, winning three and losing two, the wins coming against Cavan, Roscommon and Tyrone, however they suffered defeats to Galway and Dublin.
Looking at the teams. Peter Keane will likely start a strong team again here. This would mean in defence, the full back would see Peter Crowley, Brian Og Beaglaioch and Jack Sherwood. Paul Murphy will add some experience in the half back line. Jack Barry is likely to be in midfield once again, while in attack much again will come down to the impressive Sean O’Shea at centre forward, while Tommy Walsh has been quite excellent at full forward in the recent matches. Mayo will look to players like Keith Higgins, Ger Cafferkey in the full back line, while Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle and Paddy Durcan are likely to start in the wing back line. In attack Andy Moran and Aidan O’Shea will be key.
Kerry are 4/9 favourites here to win this, while Mayo are 5/2 and the draw is 15/2. Stephen O’Brien looks a nice bet to get a goal anytime at 4/1.