Dublin vs Galway Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds - All Ireland SFC

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TournamentAll Ireland SFC
Timetable29th June, 18:15 GMT
PredictionDublin To Win!
Odds1.30
BookmakerBetalright Sport
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The final 8 has been revealed in the 2024 All-Ireland Championship and Dublin and Galway now know what faces them, each other. Dublin are arguably the favourites for the All Ireland but they did not look at their best last time out versus Mayo drawing 0-17 a piece. They have had a 2 week break since while Galway had to play an ‘All Ireland’ preliminary Quarter Final defeating a valiant Monaghan side by 3 points. Galway were not at their best but they definitely improved as the game went on. Conditions were not ideal for football in Salthill on Saturday with wind and rain but Galway overcame this to get the victory.

Their reward is not much of an award at all as now they must play the best team in the country the defending ALl Ireland champions Dublin. The match is part of a Saturday double header in Croke Park and is preceded by Armagh versus Roscommon. The match throws in at 18:15 GMT and is refereed by Tyrone man Sean Hurson. The match is live on GAA Go for both viewers in Ireland and worldwide. A huge factor in this match will be Croke Park, a pitch Dublin are used to and play their best football at with its wide open spaces. Galway will need a huge performance versus the defending champions to have any chance of winning.

🏆 Dublin vs Galway All Ireland SFC Prediction

This match is an interesting match on paper as 2 of the 3 unbeaten sides in the Championship to this point go head to head in the All Ireland Quarter Final. In the old All Ireland format this match would not take place as both these sides are provincial winners so would have been seeded and could not meet. Galway did not get their reward for winning the Connacht championship because they also had to go through the group stage thus giving the possibility that they could meet a fellow provincial championship winner in the Quarter final. Galway are the only provincial winners who did not finish top of their group despite remaining unbeaten with Dublin, Kerry and Donegal all finishing top of their group.

Dublin look very strong so far and in the group stages they scored a total of 7-53 across 3 games which is an average of 2.33-17.66 which can be rounded to 2-18. Across their 3 group games and preliminary Quarter final Galway have scored a total of 3-55 which is an average of 0.75-13.75 which can be rounded to 1-14. Dublin’s best scoring performance in the group stage was 5-17 versus Cavan while their worst scoring performance in the group was 0-17 versus Mayo. Galway’s best scoring performance in the group stages and preliminary quarter final was 2-14 versus Derry while their worst scoring performance was the 1-12 scored versus Westmeath. Dublin look much stronger than Galway and the hamstring injury suffered by Shane Walsh will be a big loss for Galway if he is not declared fit.

Verdict: Dublin to Win

Dublin vs Galway Performance Analysis

With regards to performance analysis, Galway will have to reduce their unforced error count if they are to compete with Dublin. An unforced error is a mistake in possession that is not forced by the opposition. The goal for an inter county team would be to keep this number in single digits. In the preliminary Quarter final versus Monaghan Galway had 14 unforced errors. This number is too high and also allows a team to counter attack them as usually after an error a team is left vulnerable. If Galway have the same high error count versus Dublin, then Dublin will most certainly punish them. Last time out versus Mayo, Dublin had 25 shots, scoring 17 of these. This is a shot efficiency of 68%. They are very well positioned to punish any Galway error so Galway will have to reduce their unforced error count to single digits.

💯 Dublin vs Galway All Ireland Championship Betting Odds

The odds for this one are very much in favour of Dublin with Galway coming in at odds of around 4.50 to get the victory in Croke Park versus Dublin. Dublin on the other hand are coming in at much lower odds of around 1.28. Both these sides are unbeaten in the championship this season but their performances have been very different. Galway were lucky to get by Sligo in the Connacht Semi Final trailing for a large period of the game and in the Connacht final they scored a last minute winning free against Mayo in a game that could have gone either way.

In the group phases they beat Derry after the Ulster side went down to 14 men. They struggled against Westmeath barely getting over the line and they lost a lead in the final game versus Armagh drawing thus forcing them to play a preliminary Quarter final. Dublin eased to a Leinster final hammering both Meath and Offaly and they had enough to beat a resilient Louth side. In the All Ireland group phase they eased past Roscommon and Cavan and played out an entertaining draw with Mayo that booked their spot straight through to the All Ireland Quarter Final. Dublin are justifiably the favourites for this one and this can be seen on the betting sites here.

Dublin vs Galway Match Winner

The odds from the selected GAA football betting sites for the match winner can be seen below.

Result
Directionbet-sports-logo Directionbet-sports-logo
Dublin to Win1.301.28
Galway to Win4.754.50
Draw9.509.50

✔️ Dublin vs Galway Betting Tips

Dublin and Galway is a huge game and here are some tips if you are unsure how the game will transpire.

Tip 1: Dublin to Win

Dublin come into the game after a draw with Mayo but before that they had heavy victories over both Roscommon and Cavan scoring 7 goals across those 2 games. They scored 2-19 versus Roscommon and 5-17 versus Roscommon, a massive 7-36 across the All Ireland group phase so far. They also scored 1-19 versus Louth, 3-22 versus Offaly and 3-19 versus Meath. They have had a 2 week break since their last outing versus Mayo whereas Galway played last week versus Monaghan and this will be their 3rd game in consecutive weeks. Dublin are a high scoring team averaging 2-18 to this point in the All Ireland championship. Galway average 1-14 which is a difference of 7 points. Dublin’s attacking style of play is very well suited to Croke Park and they are able to take advantage of the wide open spaces to show off their blistering attacking play. In their 4 championship games in Croke park this year they scored 3-19 versus Meath, 3-22 versus Offaly, 1-19 versus Louth and 2-19 versus Roscommon. This is a total of 9-79 which is an average of 2.25-19.75 which can be rounded to 2-20. Dublin love playing in Croke Park and should get the win in this stadium again. Betalright Sport are giving odds of 1.30 for a Dublin victory this time out so you can do a bet on it’s own or if you have any free bets you could add it to an accumulator.

Tip 2: Dublin Handicap -3.5

Dublin have shown in the championship so far that they are high scoring and can dominate teams especially in Croke Park. As mentioned earlier they have averaged 2-18 in the All Ireland championship to this point and have averaged 2-19 in the Leinster and All Ireland games that were played at Croke Park. Galway have averaged 1-14 in their All Ireland games to this point which would be a margin of victory of 7 points for Dublin. These two teams last met in the Allianz National League on the 16th March. Dublin were victorious on this occasion by a margin of 8 points on a scoreline of 0-22 to 0-14. Con O’Callaghan was in fine form on this day scoring 0-9 and he has been the star man for Dublin this season. These sides last meeting combined with both teams' All Ireland scoring averages to this point the signs indicate that Dublin should have some point to spare in this one. Their last meeting was won by 8 points by Dublin and Dublin’s scoring average is 7 points higher than Galway’s. DirectionBet Sport are offering two handicaps a -3.5 handicap and a -4 handicap and you would think the -4 would be a risk on paper but based on the factors above I think it is a risk very much worth taking. Dublin should have too much quality for Galway and a handicap of -4 is a good bet and is available on with a price of 1.95.

Tip 3 Half Time/Full Time - Dublin

In the last meeting between Dublin and Galway Dublin led at half time and went on to win the game. They led by 4 at half time back in march on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-10 and they went on to win by 8 points on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-22 thus in a coincidence winning the 2nd half by 4 also. Dublin start games fast, leading at half time in all but 1 of their 6 championship games to this point, being a point down to Louth in the Leinster final and going on to win the game by 4 points. The signs point to Dublin being comfortable on Saturday. Their forwards are in brilliant form and they are scoring heavily each game. Galway have injury problems with Shane Walsh coming off with a hamstring injury last weekend. Robert Finnerty has just recently come back from an injury and had strapping on his knee against Monaghan. Sean Kelly is also recently back from injury and did not look 100% last weekend. Damien Comer came off the bench last weekend but he might not be at 100% after missing multiple games through injury. These are 4 of Galway’s most important players and if they are missing or not at 100% Galway will struggle. Dublin half time full time is priced at 1.53 on BoyleSports and the signs point to this occurring.

1️⃣ Dublin Update

Last 5 Games
Dublin 0-17
Mayo 0-17
16.06.24
All Ireland Group 2 Round 3 Football Championship
Cavan 0-13
Dublin 5-17
01.06.24
All Ireland Group 2 Round 2 Football Championship
Roscommon 0-13
Dublin 2-19
25.05.24
All Ireland Group 2 Round 1 Football Championship
Louth 2-12
Dublin 1-19
12.05.24
Leinster Championship - Final
Offaly 0-11
Dublin 3-22
28.04.24
Leinster Championship- Semi Final

Dublin have some injury doubts heading into this weekend's Quarter final versus Galway.

Player Reason
Cian MurphyUnspecified Injury

2️⃣ Galway Update

Last 5 Games
Galway 0-14
Monaghan 0-11
22.06.24
All Ireland Football Championship - Preliminary Quarter Final
Armagh 1-12
Galway 0-15
16.06.24
All Ireland Group 1 Round 3 Senior Football Championship
Westmeath 0-11
Galway 1-12
02.06.24
All Ireland Group 1 Round 2 Senior Football Championship
Galway 2-14
Derry 0-15
18.05.24
All Ireland Group 1 Round 1 Senior Football Championship
Galway 0-16
Mayo 0-15
05.05.24
Connacht Football Championship - Final
Player Reason
Shane WalshHamstring Injury

👕 Dublin vs Mayo - Potential Lineups

Pos.Dublin
6-2-6
Galway
6-2-6
Pos.
Goalkeeper S. Cluxton C. Gleeson Goalkeeper
Right Corner-Back E. Murchan J. McGrath Right Corner-Back
Full-Back M. Fitzsimon S. Fitzgerald Half-Back
Left Corner-Back D. Newcombe J. Glynn Left Corner-Back
Right Half-Back B. Howard D. McHugh Right Half-Back
Centre Half-Back J. Small L. Silke Centre Half-Back
Left Half-Back S. Bulger S. Mulkerrin Left Half-Back
Midfielder B. Fenton P. Conroy Midfielder
Midfielder T. Lahiff S. Kelly Midfielder
Right Half-Forward N. Scully M. Tierney Right Half-Forward
Centre Half-Forward C. Costello J. Maher Centre Half-Forward
Left Half-Forward C. Kilkenny C. Darcy Left Half-Forward
Right Corner-Forward P. Mannion R. Finnerty Right Corner-Forward
Full Forward C. O’Callaghan D. Comer Full Forward
Left Corner-Forward P. Small C. McDaid Left Corner Forward

✒️ Jack Guing – Expert Tipster

I am Jack Guing and I am 23 years old and hail from County Offaly in Ireland. I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Maynooth University and a Master’s degree in Sports Performance from University of Limerick. I am passionate about sport especially performance analysis in sport.

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