Roscommon vs Mayo Prediction: Preview, Odds - All Ireland SFC Round 2

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TournamentAll Ireland SFC
Timetable1st June, 17:00 GMT
PredictionMayo To Win!
Odds1.47
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Mayo To Win!
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Roscommon host Mayo this coming Saturday at Dr Hyde Park in what is sure to be an interesting and pulsating All-Ireland match between the Connacht sides. Mayo know a victory and qualification is secured and the top spot will then be a possibility in their final match vs Dublin. Roscommon need to bounce back after their defeat to Dublin, and a win versus local rivals Mayo could be exactly what they need to get their championship back on track.

The sides have met twice already: both in the league and in the championship. These two earlier meetings provided the exact same outcome - Mayo victory. Their league meeting took place in Mayo’s home of MacHale Park and a dominant performance by Mayo resulted in a comfortable 0-15 to 0-9 victory. They met again in the semi-final of the Connacht Championship in Roscommon’s home of Dr Hyde Park and it would be a similar story for Roscommon, defeat at the hands of their near neighbours. This would be a much more closely contested encounter but an early goal by Mayo man Aidan O’Shea constantly kept Roscommon slightly at arm's length and chasing the visitors. Mayo eventually ran out 5 point winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-13, the goal being the big difference maker.

🏆 Roscommon vs Mayo All Ireland Group 2 Round 2 Championship Prediction

This Saturday, I suspect Mayo will have enough to get over the line versus Roscommon, but I can see it being a tight and cagey encounter. Roscommon will want to keep it tight to stay in the game like they did for 65 minutes last weekend versus Dublin, failing to kick on and instead conceding 2 goals. Roscommon shipped too many scores in their league campaign finishing on a score difference of -23. This is the second worst in their division, and is actually only worsened by seven other teams across the 32 that competed in the 2024 Allianz National League being Monaghan, Fermanagh, Kildare, Wicklow, Limerick, London, and Waterford.

Roscommon have played two Championship games this season to Mayo’s four. In these two games, Roscommon conceded 1-15 against Mayo and 2-19 against Dublin, so this leaking of scores has continued. Mayo on the other hand have scored 2-21, 1-15, 0-15, and 0-20 in their first four games, which is not good reading if you are a Roscommon fan. Roscommon manager Davy Burke will have to go back to basics and keep it tight to stop Mayo’s blistering forward line. Last time out forwards Cillian O’Connor and Ryan O’Donoghue shared 11 of Mayo’s 20 points, with 0-4 and 0-7 respectively.

This could be a tight game or it very easily could be the same again for Roscommon versus Mayo, but either way, I backing a Mayo win.

My Prediction: 🏆 Mayo to win!

💯 Roscommon vs Mayo All Ireland Group 2 Round 2 Championship Odds

The odds for this one make Mayo the favourites to continue their good start to Group 2 of the All-Ireland Championship, however, it might not be as simple as it is being made out for Mayo. Roscommon put in a very competitive showing last weekend versus reigning All-Ireland Champions Dublin. With 5 minutes to go, Roscommon were just 4 points behind the host before a goal by Colm Basquel and 1-1 by Con O’Callaghan in the space of 3 minutes put the game beyond doubt, with Roscommon eventually succumbing to a 12-point defeat.

Mayo were comfortable in their opening encounter versus Cavan, winning with 9 points to spare on a scoreline of 0-20 to 1-8. Roscommon know that they need to ignite their championship after a disappointing Connacht championship saw them fall at the semi-final stage, and another disappointing league campaign saw them relegated to Division 2 for next year.

Roscommon will have to be up for this one and are in a position Mayo have been in before, so they have to prove their doubters wrong. Mayo have been impressive this year but are still flying under the radar with Donegal, Dublin, Kerry, and even Derry being talked about more as potential All-Ireland winners. If Mayo produce another impressive performance Saturday against their local rivals, this could put their hat in the ring as potential All-Ireland Champions.

🏅Roscommon vs Mayo: Match Winner

Take a look at what our recommended GAA football betting sites are currently offering below:

Result
Roscommon to Win3.103.253.253.503.33
Mayo to Win1.451.441.451.401.47
Draw7.508.509.008.509.00

✔️ Roscommon vs Mayo - Betting Tips

Mayo should get the job done on Saturday, so all the tips are focused on my opinions for which are the best markets at top betting sites to leverage your free bets.

  • Tip 1: Mayo to win: Mayo have been victorious in their two previous meetings in 2024 with Roscommon winning by margins of 6 points and 5 points. In both these encounters Mayo were firmly in control throughout and it was felt that victory was inevitable with Roscommon always being kept with too much to do. Mayo were very impressive in their victory versus Cavan and a last-minute free conceded versus Galway cost them the Connacht Championship, who knows what would have happened if the game had gone to Extra Time?

    Mayo will be determined to win this one so they can have a potential shootout for 1st place in their final group game versus Dublin. Mayo’s next two games will go a long way in showing their credentials as potential All-Ireland winners so I expect them to be determined and ready for this encounter on Saturday.

    Roscommon have it all to do after defeat last week and know they need to win one of their remaining two games to take 3rd spot and be in a preliminary Quarter Final. I think they will see the Cavan game in two week's time as their place to get that victory, so this weekend could be a case of just keeping it tight and seeing what happens. Mayo will be full of confidence and have a great record versus their opponents, especially this year. Boylesports are giving odds of 1.40 on a Mayo victory, although small odds, could still be worth it.
  • Tip 2: Mayo HT/FT: In both meetings earlier in the year Mayo led Roscommon at half time albeit by a point on both occasions before going on to win on both occasions. In the championship meeting in April, Mayo started fast, scoring 1-1 in the opening 8 minutes with no reply on the scoreboard by Roscommon. They would eventually lead at half time by a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-8 with their fast start contributing to them getting their half time lead that they would hold on to throughout, winning by 5 points scoring 1-15 and conceding 13 points.

    Similarly, Mayo started fast in their league game versus Roscommon earlier in the year back in March at MacHale Park. Mayo started with 2 unanswered points in the opening 5 minutes, and after 21 minutes led Roscommon by 0-7 to 0-3. Roscommon would end the half with 3 unanswered points to trail by a single point at half time on a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-6. Mayo’s fast start gave them a lead to hang on to in the second half and like in the Championship game Mayo not only kept their lead but increased it outscoring Roscommon in the second half 0-8 to 0-3 to win by 6 points, 0-15 to 0-9.

    Mayo will look to start quick again especially because they are away from home, and will want a lead to bring into the half time break. At odds of 1.73 with BoyleSports it is a great bet because it has happened twice already this season, and also Mayo are in brilliant form compared to their opponents.
  • Tip 3: Ryan O’Donoghue to score a goal anytime: Mayo have been in great form this year, and one man who has personified that is Ryan O’Donoghue. He is the current top scorer in the country in the championship this season scoring a total of 1-33. 1-11 of this 1-33 has come from play, putting him second on the list of top scorers from play behind Dublin star player Con O'Callaghan who has 4-10 from play.

    Ryan O’Donoghue’s goal came in Mayo’s Connacht Quarter Final win in Gaelic Park versus hosts New York. O’Donoghue was in fine form that day scoring 1-13 in total. He followed that up by scoring 0-7 vs Roscommon, 0-6 vs Galway and 0-7 last time out versus Cavan.

    He is arguably the most in-form player in the country right now and the 25-year-old does not seem like slowing down his scoring numbers any time soon. He’s played three games since that goal versus New York, so he will be hungry to find the back of the net again, and with the form the Mayo man is in I certainly would not bet against him. He has good odds at BoyleSports to score anytime currently at 2.40 and as well as odds of 6.00 for him to be the first goalscorer.

1️⃣ Roscommon Update

Last 5 Games
Dublin 2-19
Roscommon 0-13
25.05.24
All Ireland Group 2 Round 1 Senior Football Championship
Roscommon 0-13
Mayo 1-15
21.04.24
Connacht Football Championship - Semi Final
Derry 2-19
Roscommon 1-9
24.03.24
Allianz Football League Roinn 1
Roscommon 1-11
Kerry 1-17
17.03.24
Allianz Football League Roinn 1
Mayo 0-15
Roscommon 0-9
02.03.24
Allianz Football League Roinn 1

Roscommon have no injury concerns.

2️⃣ Mayo Update

Last 5 Games
Mayo 0-20
Cavan 1-8
18.05.24
All Ireland Group 2 Round 1 Senior Football Championship
Galway 0-16
Mayo 0-15
05.05.24
Connacht Football Championship - Final
Roscommon 0-13
Mayo 1-15
21.04.24
Connacht Football Championship - Semi Final
New York 2-6
Mayo 2-21
07.04.24
Connacht Football Championship - Quarter Final
Monaghan 1-14
Mayo 2-13
24.03.24
Allianz Football League Roinn 1

Mayo have the following injury concerns:

Player Reason
Paddy DurcanLeg Injury

👕 Roscommon vs Mayo - Potential Lineups

Pos.Down
6-2-6
Armagh
6-2-6
Pos.
Goalkeeper C. Carroll C. Reape Goalkeeper
Right Corner-Back D. Murray J. Coyne Right Corner-Back
Full-Back B. Stack D. McBrien Half-Back
Left Corner-Back N. Higgins D. McHugh Left Corner-Back
Right Half-Back N. Daly S. Coen Right Half-Back
Centre Half-Back R. Dolan S. Callinan Centre Half-Back
Left Half-Back E. McCormack E. McLaughlin Left Half-Back
Midfielder E. Smith M. Ruane Midfielder
Midfielder T. O’Rourke D. O’Connor Midfielder
Right Half-Forward D. Ruane C. Loftus Right Half-Forward
Centre Half-Forward D. Smith D. McHale Centre Half-Forward
Left Half-Forward C. Lennon J. Carney Left Half-Forward
Right Corner-Forward C. Cox C. O’Connor Right Corner-Forward
Full Forward D. Cregg A. O’Shea Full Forward
Left Corner-Forward D. Murtagh R. O’Donoghue Full Forward

Mayo To Win!

✒️ Jack Guing – Expert Tipster

I am Jack Guing, a 23-year-old hailing 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 the University of Limerick. I am a keen sports fan with an avid interest in GAA, soccer, and golf. My passion for performance analysis in sport offers a data-driven style to deliver informative predictions.