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.

Match Betting

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.

Handicap Betting

Kilkenny can be backed at 5/6 straight, Galway are best price +3 at 8/11 with Betfred.

Total Points

We were expecting around 43.5 or 44.5 but Paddypower are going 46.5 which looks very high.

Weather

There are showers expected, this should help anyone backing the under 46.5

Team News

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.

 

 

 

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