Kilkenny have beaten Dublin and Carlow, while Galway beat Carlow and drew with Wexford in the earlier rounds.
LAST FIVECHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2018: Galway 1-28 Kilkenny 3-15 (Leinster final) Replay 2018: Galway 0-18 Kilkenny 0-18 (Leinster final) Draw
2018: Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 (Leinster round robin)
2016: Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22 (Leinster final)
2015: Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 1-18 (All-Ireland final)
Galway and Kilkenny met three times in last year’s Leinster championship, with the Tribesmen winning twice (’round robin’ in Pearse Stadium and final replay in Semple Stadium) and drawing one (final) in Croke Park.
This will be the 46th championship meeting between Galway and Kilkenny. The Cats lead 31-11 with three draws from the previous 45 clashes,
Brian Cody has managed Kilkenny 19 times against Galway in the championship since taking over at the start of the 1999 season, winning 11 (2000-2004-2006–2007-2009 2010-2012-2014-2015 (twice)-2016), drawing three (2012-2014-2018) and losing five (2001-2005-2012-2018 (twice).
Galway’s last game in the ’round robin’ will be against Dublin in Parnell Park on Saturday week, while Kilkenny will be away to Wexford Park in Innovate Wexford Park on the same evening.
Skybet and Betfred have the standout prices on this match, Skybet go 5/6 on Kilkenny which looks a great price. Betfred are 15/8 on Galway.
Kilkenny can be backed at 5/6 straight, Galway are best price +3 at 8/11 with Betfred.
We were expecting around 43.5 or 44.5 but Paddypower are going 46.5 which looks very high.
There are showers expected, this should help anyone backing the under 46.5
No updates on any missing players
Managers and Pundits quotes
We should have something on Friday morning
Summations of the betting
It will be interesting to see how long Skybet keeps the 5/6 on Kilkenny, we will have update over the weekend.