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Tuesday 17 October 2017

MATCH CENTRE

TODAY

Allianz Football League (7.0)

Division 1

Dublin v Derry, C Lane (Cork), Croke Park

The display in Castlebar has revived the seemingly moribund notion that Dublin could make a blindside run to another league semi-final. Repeat that dynamic effort and this can go only one way ...

ODDS: Dublin 1/11, Draw 16/1, Derry 15/2

VERDICT: Dublin

Division 2

Cavan v Westmeath, J Henry (Mayo), Kingspan Breffni Park

Tom Cribbin's initial success in Westmeath has been tempered by heavy defeats to Meath and Down. Relegation is firmly back on the agenda, but points in Cavan could be hard to come by.

ODDS: Cavan 1/2, Draw 15/2, Westm'th 21/10

VERDICT: Cavan

Down v Meath, B Cassidy (Derry), Live Setanta, Páirc Esler, Newry

Promotion looks less and less likely for the Royals after losing in Roscommon. That's two defeats from two on the road, and table-topping Down can seal promotion if they make it three.

ODDS: Down 8/13, Draw 15/2, Meath 7/4

VERDICT: Down

Laois v Kildare, D O'Mahoney (Tipperary) O'Moore Park, Portlaoise

Normally, we wouldn't recommend any mad wagers on Laois beating Kildare ... but they have home advantage and momentum while the Lilies have suspension and other selection issues, and that's just the start of their problems.

ODDS: Laois 4/5, Draw 15/2, Kildare 13/10

VERDICT: Laois

Division 3

Athletic Grounds: Armagh v Louth, C Branagan (Down).

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Allianz Football League

Division 1

Cork v Mayo, 2.0, E Kinsella (Laois), Páirc Uí Rinn

Mayo make six changes from the team embarrassed by Dublin. There could be a backlash here but, on balance, Cork at home look a safer bet.

ODDS: Cork 8/13, Draw 15/2, Mayo 7/4

VERDICT: Cork

Donegal v Tyrone, 3.0, J McQuillan (Cavan), MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

Donegal had their moments in Tralee without quite doing enough - cue a real relegation four-pointer here.

ODDS: Donegal 4/6, Draw 13/2, Tyrone 7/4

VERDICT: Donegal

Kerry v Monaghan, 3.0, Marty Duffy (Sligo), Austin Stack Park, Tralee

Their Castlebar shocker apart, Monaghan have performed above expectations to reach the six-point mark - maybe just as well with their last two games in Kerry and at home to Dublin.

ODDS: Kerry 2/5, Draw 8/1, Monaghan 11/4

VERDICT: Kerry

Division 2

Roscommon v Galway, 1.30, Michael Duffy (Sligo), Hyde Park

The Rossies dream of Division One; Galway could be heading for Division Three unless they arrest the slide here.

ODDS: Ros 8/11, Draw 15/2, Galway 7/5

VERDICT: Roscommon

Division 3

Innovate Wexford Park: Wexford v Fermanagh, 1.0, D Fahy (Longford)

Semple Stadium, Thurles: Tipperary v Sligo, 3.0, J Hickey (Carlow)

Newcastlewest: Limerick v Clare, 3.0, S Joy (Kerry)

Division 4

Ruislip: London v Waterford, 1.0, N Mooney (Cavan)

Netwatch Cullen Park: Carlow v Leitrim, 3.0, N Ward (Westmeath)

Corrigan Park, Belfast: Antrim v Wicklow, 3.0, N Cullen (Fermanagh)

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park: Longford v Offaly, 3.0, B Cawley (Kildare)

MATCH CENTRE

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