Our betting tips for this weekends All-Ireland semi finals 1 year ago

Our betting tips for this weekends All-Ireland semi finals

It is All-Ireland semi final weekend and fans are gearing up for what is expected to be two epic encounters at Croke Park.

First up, defending champions Dublin take on Connacht challengers Galway on Saturday evening at 5pm. The all-Ulster clash between Tyrone and Monaghan follows this game at 3.30pm on Sunday.

Thousands are expected to flock to Jones' Road this weekend, and many will be looking to make a bit of money to reimburse those costs that come with All-Ireland semi finals.

Fortunately, SportsJOE have the inside track on where best to put your money this weekend. There are a few tasty bets that may tickle your fancy.

Here is our picks ahead of what we hope will be a memorable weekend of football.

As expected, Dublin are heavy favourites going into Saturday, they are priced at 1/7. You can get Connacht champions Galway at 11/2. If you fancy a draw in this game that is priced at 14/1.

Handicap Betting

  • Dublin -6                                      5/6
  • Galway +6                                    11/10

Total Points

  • Over 36.5                                      5/6

Half-time/Full-time Result

  • Galway HT/Dublin FT               5/1
  • Draw HT/Dublin FT                  10/1

First Goalscorer

  • Jack McCaffrey                           16/1
  • Shane Walsh                               14/1

On this week's episode of the GAA Hour, all our analysts agreed that the Galway will stay within the handicap, so you may be tempted to back the Tribesmen at +6 points.

Tyrone v Monaghan on paper seems a lot tougher to call than the first game. The Ulster rivals have a 2-2 record against each other in recent years, and you feel this game could come down to one moment of magic.

The Red Hands go into the game as slight favourites (8/11). This is probably down to the fact that both their recent victories over Monaghan have come at Croke Park. The Farney men are priced at 13/8 to win outright, with a draw priced at 15/2.

Handicap Betting

  • Monaghan +1                             11/10
  • Tyrone -1                                     10/11

Total Points

  • Under 35.5                                  5/6

Draw HT Result FT

  • Tyrone                                         12/1
  • Monaghan                                  14/1

Man of the Match

  • Rory Beggan                              25/1

As excitement builds towards the games, you may feel the need to head to your local Paddy Power and place some money down for your own excitement. Don't worry, we have you covered.

If you don't agree with our picks, you can always follow the link to see the rest of the betting for this years All-Ireland semi finals.