Galway v Kilkenny Leinster Hurling Championship: Prediction for the 2022 Final

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TournamentLeinster Senior Hurling Championship
Timetable4th June at 19:00
PredictionKilkenny to Win
Odds1.72 (Bet €100 and win €172 if Galway win)
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The Group Stage of the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship has recently concluded, so we now know that the two teams that will be competing for the trophy in the final will be Galway and Kilkenny. There are six teams that take part in this competition, and they all play each other once in a Round Robin with the top two teams advancing to the final. We are expecting a very entertaining match between these two sides, but who do we believe will come out on top and make their fans happy? Well, take a look at this prediction, and you will get our view.

📆 Galway v Kilkenny Match Information

Below we have given you the vital information that you need to know ahead of the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final. We really do recommend that you take a note of the time and date of the showpiece final, since this is definitely not an event that you are going to want to miss out on.

Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

Date: 4th June

Time: 19:00

🏐 Galway and Kilkenny Recent Performances in the Leister Hurling Championship

We are now going to take a closer look at how both Galway and Kilkenny made it to the final of the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship. Whenever you are placing bets on hurling finals, or huge finals in any other type of sport for that matter, it is always a good idea to check out how both sides performed in order to make it to the final. Why do we say this? Well, it stands to reason that the side that has played better on their path to the final will have a really good shot of outperforming their rivals and winning the trophy.

While the Leinster Senior Gaelic Football Championship has a knockout format, the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship has a round-robin format - although during the pandemic, it did have a knockout format as well. As we mentioned in the introduction, the two teams that get the most point from their five matches will play in the final. The team that finishes at the bottom of the table is in contention to play a relegation Play-Off match, where they could end up losing their right to play in the next edition of the tournament.

Kilkenny are the defending champions in this tournament, having beaten Dublin in the 2021 final last year. They are also the most successful team in the competition's history, winning it 73 times, which includes 17 times since the turn of the century. However, they will be one of the first to admit that they are lucky to be playing in the final as they lost two of their five matches and only qualified above Wexford due to their superior points difference.

Their first match was against Westmeath, and they won this match with plenty to spare, and then they went on to beat Laois easily as well in the second round. They then lost to Galway in the third round before beating Dublin easily in the fourth. Their final match of the Group Stage was against Wexford, and they lost the match but made it to the final on points difference.

Galway have only won this title three times, and the last time they were in the final was in 2020, when they were defeated by Kilkenny. They managed to lift the title consecutively in 2017 and 2018, and have not lost a match yet in this year's edition of the competition. Their first match was against Wexford, which they ended up drawing, while their second game was against Westmeath, and they absolutely ran away with the match. They managed to beat Kilkenny by a solitary point, got an easy win against Laois, and then beat Dublin in their final game by six points.

So, as can be seen from the above, Galway have been the form team during the Group Stage of the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

💯 Odds of Galway and Kilkenny Winning the Title

So, who do the betting sites think will win the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on the 4th of June? Kilkenny, as we mentioned above, have completely dominated this tournament in the past, and have won the last two editions. So, will they be able to carry on with this dominance and win it three times in a row? Or will Galway, who have won only three times, defy Kilkenny and give them their first title in four years?

There is a lot more on the line here than the trophy since the winner of the 2022 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship will book themselves a spot in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, while the runner-up will have to settle for a spot in the Quarter-Finals.

Take a look at the following table, and you will see what the top bookmakers are offering Irish bettors for this big event.


As you can see from the above table, Galway are the favourites to win their fourth title, and this is understandable considering the fact that they have been the form team in the competition to date.

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🏆 Our Galway v Kilkenny Match Prediction

So, who do we think will win this final between Galway and Kilkenny? Well, we know that Galway have been dominant in this competition to date, but we would back Kilkenny to go on and win their fourth title this time around. Why would we put our money on this outcome? Well, it is because they have been the best team in this competition, and have already showed that they have what it takes to beat a strong Galway side.

Our match prediction: Kilkenny to win.

Kilkenny to Win

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