Bookies make Offaly favourites for crucial league clash with table-toppers Louth

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Offaly GAA

Louth come into the clash with Offaly on the back of two wins from two

Boylesports have installed the Offaly senior footballers as 5/6 favourites for next Sunday's (February 26) clash with Louth in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League. This is despite the fact that Louth enter the clash in Tullamore as the only team in the Division with a 100% start to the fiercely competitive campaign. They are offered at odds of 5/4 to beat Pat Flanagan's charges.

Offaly started their bid for Division 3 promotion with a five-point defeat to close rivals Longford on February 5, while on February 12, Louth held of the Longford challenge by a point. Louth had begun their league campaign with a resounding 2-16 to 0-09 win over Laois on February 4. Offaly managed to recover after their opening day defeat to record a 13-point victory over Division 3 whipping boys, Antrim. Despite the good form of Louth, Boylesports have taken the view that in an ultra-competitive Division, home advantage next Sunday might be enough to get the Faithful men over the line.

Elsewhere in this coming weekend's Allianz Football League action, Boylesports suggest that Dublin and MAyo are "all the rage" to record victories. Following a victory over Kerry in Round 2, Mayo play host to Roscommon on Saturday evening and are now 2/11 from 1/5 to make it two wins from three games. Roscommon are priced at 9/2 whilst a draw can be backed at 10/1.

Division 3 also sees Laois play host to Tipperary on Saturday evening and it’s the Premier County who have been supported into 11/10 from 13/10 to get the win with Laois just managing to remain narrow favourites at 10/11.

Sunday sees Dublin travel to Ballybofey to take on Donegal and Jim Gavin’s squad, who are currently the 10/11 favourites to win a record fifth league title in a row, are now 2/5 from 4/9 to get the win. Donegal can be backed at 5/2 with a draw priced at 15/2.

Kerry are 4/9 to get back to winning ways as they play host to Monaghan (9/4) whilst Tyrone, who held Dublin to a draw in Round 2, are 2/7 to defeat Cavan (7/2).

Kildare, who currently sit top of Division 2, are 4/9 to make it three from three as they travel to Celtic Park to take on Derry (9/4). Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said: “Punters have already got stuck into both Mayo and Dublin to record wins at the weekend whilst Dublin continue to prove popular in the outright betting at 10/11 as they bid to make it five NFL titles in a row.”

He added “Tipperary were shocked in Round 2 when Sligo got the better of them, but punters are getting back behind the Premier County and despite not being favourites they have been nibbled into 11/10 from 13/10 to see past Laois in Portlaoise on Saturday evening.”

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