Tipperary vs Clare: Prediction & Odds - Munster Hurling

Tipperary v clare Tipperary v clare
TournamentMunster Senior Hurling Championship
TimetableSunday 26th May at 16:00 GMT
PredictionClare To Win!
Odds1.11
BookmakerLeoVegas
Clare To Win!
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This weekend will see the Munster Hurling Championship draw to its conclusion, with Clare, Limerick, Cork and Waterford all still in contention to reach the provincial final. While there are a number of permutations in play here, third-place Clare know that a draw or win at Tipperary in their final round-robin fixture will secure their place in the Munster final. Tipperary have already been eliminated from contention, and are destined to finish bottom unless they thrash Clare and Waterford are defeated by Limerick. But will Clare get the result they need at the Semple Stadium, and what have Ireland’s best betting sites had to say?

🏆 Tipperary vs Clare Munster Championship Prediction

Tipperary’s Munster campaign has seen them accrue just one point from three matches, having endured heavy defeats against Limerick by 15 points and Cork by 18 points on matchdays two and four. These disappointing results followed an impressive National League campaign when Tipperary finished second in Division 1B and earned promotion to the Allianz top flight.

Clare also enjoyed a stellar National League season in Division 1A, topping the table with four wins from five matches and remaining undefeated. ‘The Banner County’ subsequently defeated Kilkenny in the divisional final to win their first title in seven years, with the prolific Aidan McCarthy hitting 2-10 against the Cats and contributing 2-36 in six league games overall.

Interestingly, Clare also overcame Tipperary in the Division 1 semi-final, recording an eight-point victory at Laois Hire O’Moore Park. McCarthy also starred here with 0-8 and six frees, while David Fitzgerald struck 1-3 as Tipp misfired in front of goal. In fact, Liam Cahill’s men registered 19 wides during the 70 minutes, with almost half of these misses coming from frees.

Tipperary have also struggled for goals and points in the Munster campaign, further compounding their defensive struggles. Conversely, Clare have scored eight goals and 89 points in total in just three provincial matches so far, with McCarthy adding 1-25 to his National League haul. The Banner have now scored 11 goals in their last four matches in all competitions, after hitting just two in their previous six.

The stars appear to be aligning for a Clare win, especially with Tipperary also out of contention for the Munster final or a place in the 2024 All-Ireland SHC. Sure, Tipperary will be determined to perform well in front of their own fans, but Clare have too much firepower and have hit form at just the right time.

My Prediction:🏆Clare to win!

💯 Tipperary vs Clare Munster Championship Odds

A number of hurling betting markets are likely to prove popular ahead of the Munster clash between Tipperary and Clare. For example, handicapping and winning margin better are highly appealing here, with Clare thought to have a significant advantage over their rivals. These markets will enable you to back the Banner to win at enhanced odds. Play prop betting on anytime goalscorers during the game offers value too, especially with so many high-quality attacking players on show.

🏅 Tipperary vs Clare: Match Winner

Despite home advantage, Tipperary are the betting underdogs to defeat Clare at the Semple Stadium this weekend. In fact, you can back them to win at around 6.25, implying just a 16.00% probability of this outcome occurring. Conversely, you can bet on favourites Clare to prevail at an average price of 1.13, suggesting that the Banner have an 88.49% chance of triumphing and booking their place in the Munster final. The draw is the least statistically likely outcome and is priced at 15.00, implying a 6.66% probability of the match ending tied.

Tipperary to Win5.60TBA5.50TBATBA
Clare to Win1.11TBA1.14TBATBA
Draw14.00TBA13.00TBATBA

✔️ Tipperary vs Clare - Betting Tips

There certainly isn’t a great deal of value to be found in backing Clare to win outright, unless you’re able to commit a significant stake amount. Instead, it’s better to search for alternative markets and leverage specific team and prop wagers as a way of creating additional wagers. Here are some more precise betting tips to help you make the most of your bankroll!

  • Tip 1: Back Clare to Win with a Handicap of -8.50 Points: The last eight head-to-head meetings between these two sides have produced four wins apiece, with Clare’s four victories yielding a combined winning margin of 23 points (at an average of 5.75 per game). However, their eight-point win over Tipperary in March kickstarted an excellent run of scoring form for the Banner, who have struck 11-81 in just four matches since. Conversely, Tipp stars Jason Forde and Gearóid O’Connor have yet to find the net in this year’s provincial campaign, so get on Clare to win with a handicap of -8 points at the enhanced price of 1.84 with LeoVegas.
  • Tip 2: Back Clare to Lead in the Half-Time/Full-Time Market: Clare have been fast starters of late, surging into half-time leads in four of their previous five competitive matches. This sequence includes the eight-point National League win over Tipperary on March 24th, as the Banner led 1-14 to 1-7 after 35 minutes after taking early control of proceedings. I expect more of the same at the Semple Stadium on Sunday, especially with Tipperary struggling for form and attacking fluency. So, get on Clare to lead in the half-time/full-time market at a price of 1.18 with BoyleSports.
  • Tip 3: Back Clare to Win by Between 7 and 9 Points: If you want to utilise one of your available free bets, you could engage in winning margin betting. Although Clare’s previous three victories have been won by a combined margin of just five points, they’ve been pitted against excellent attacking teams including Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford. Clare’s own attacking quality has proved pivotal in these encounters, while Tipperary are struggling to find any kind of form in front of goal. So, consider backing the Banner to win by between 7 and 9 points at the competitive price of 5.00 with BoyleSports.

1️⃣ Tipperary Update

Since defeating Westmeath in a National League game on February 24th, Tipperary have won just one of six Division 1B and Munster fixtures. They’ve lost four of these matches too, incurring a hefty 15-point defeat at Limerick on April 28th and shipping four goals and 42 points at home to Cork last time out. Including their 60-point draw with Waterford on matchday three, Tipp have now conceded nine goals and a total of 105 points in their previous three matches, while finding the net on just two occasions themselves. This is an alarming run of form, with the team clearly missing the experience of 30-year-old right corner back Seamus Kennedy.

Last 5 Games
Tipperary 1-21
Cork 4-30
19.05.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Waterford3-21
Tipperary 1-27
04.05.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Limerick 2-27
Tipperary 0-18
28.04.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Clare 1-24
Tipperary 2-13
24.03.24
Allianz Hurling League Roinn Division 1 Semi-final
Antrim 0-12
Tipperary 2-21
16.03.24
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B

The absence of Kennedy has impacted both Tipp’s defence and midfield, with the versatile St Mary's man having been ruled out for the season after incurring an ACL injury against Limerick in the National League. Kennedy has had reconstructive surgery on his knee and is currently undergoing a sustained period of rehabilitation.

Player Reason
Seamus KennedyACL Injury

2️⃣ Clare Update

Despite winning seven and drawing one of their seven National League matches in 2024, Clare found themselves struggling for goals during much of the campaign. In fact, they scored just once in five Division 1A games, but the Banner’s divisional semi-final win against Tipp triggered a rich vein of goalscoring form that has since seen the team hit 12 goals in just five outings. Although they’ve also shipped 11 goals during this fixtures, they’ve continued to produce results and have lost just one of their last nine competitive matches. Defending Munster and All-Ireland champions Limerick are the only team to defeat Clare during this sequence.

Last 5 Games
Clare 4-21
Waterford 2-26
19.05.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Cork3-24
Clare 3-26
28.04.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Clare 1-18
Limerick 3-15
21.04.24
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Clare 3-16
Kilkenny 1-20
06.04.24
Allianz Hurling League Roinn Division 1 Final
Clare 1-24
Tipperary 2-13
24.03.24
Allianz Hurling League Roinn Division 1 Semi-Final

Influential Clare midfielder Tony Kelly continues to feature largely from the bench after recovering from ankle surgery. He missed the entirety of the Banner’s National League campaign before returning against Limerick, so it has yet to be seen whether he’s ready to start against Tipp. Shane O’Donnell continues to perform well after recovering from injury too, contributing 1-4 during the Munster campaign so far.

👕 Tipperary vs Clare - Potential Lineups

Pos. Tipperary
6-2-6
Clare
6-2-6
Pos.
Goalkeeper B. Hogan E. Quilligan Goalkeeper
Right Corner-Back C. Barrett A. Hogan Right Corner-Back
Half-Back R. Maher C. Cleary Half-Back
Left Corner-Back C. Morgan R. Hayes Left Corner-Back
Right Half-Back M. Breen D. Ryan Right Half-Back
Centre Half-Back B. O’Mara J. Conlon Centre Half-Back
Left Half-Back C. Bowe D. McInerney Left Half-Back
Midfielder W. Connors D. Fitzgerald Midfielder
Midfielder E. Connolly D. Lohan Midfielder
Right Half-Forward G. O’Connor C. Malone Right Half-Forward
Centre Half-Forward J. Forde M. Rodgers Centre Half-Forward
Left Half-Forward N. McGrath P. Duggan Left Half-Forward
Right Corner-Forward J. Morris A. McCarthy Right Corner-Forward
Full Forward M. Kehoe S. O’Donnell Full Forward
Left Corner-Forward S. Hayes D. Reidy Left Corner-Forward

Clare To Win!

✒️ Lewis Humphries – Expert Tipster

Lewis Humphries is an experienced football and GAA writer and tipster from the UK. He writes regularly about the Champions League, Premier League, Serie A and the GAA provincial championships, regularly delivering expert match predictions and betting insights. He also successfully predicted the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while accurately forecasting the outcome of several group stage and knockout games.