It would be a very competitive game of hurling but this Munster hurling clash between Tipp and Limerick will be a one-sided event with the Tipperary -9pts on the handicap.
Limerick are seeking their first win in the Munster championship since 2012 when they beat Waterford in the quarter-final. Tipperary were relegated from Division 2 this year (one win, one draw, five defeats); Limerick finished seventh in Division 4 (two wins, five defeats). Liam Kearns is in his fourth season as Tipperary manager; Billy Lee is in his third sea son as Limerick boss. The winners will play Cork in the Munster semi-final on June 1.
Another pointless betting event, with Tipperary 1/20 (Boylesports) and Limerick 10/1 (Bet365 & Ladbrokes)
Boylesports are -9 Tipperary and Paddypower are -10, so depending on who you fancy make sure you find the best value.
As usual, there are no total points announced till Friday, we would imagine it will be about 32.5
No wind or rain expected so it should be a good game for overs.
Tipperary get to name their strongest team ever with no injury worries
Limerick – Only nine players from last years team make the starting line up today, this has to be very worrying for Limerick fans
Useful quotes from players and managers
Liam Kearns believes Tipperary could get into another All-Ireland semi-final “If we had everyone at 100 per cent, I think this is actually our strongest ever panel, I would have a lot of faith in this panel if everyone was at their best.
“At one stage in the league, I think it was the Armagh game, we were down 12 players. We have the injured players back. Josh Keane is back, Michael Quinlivan, Shane O’Connell, Gavin Whelan, we have them all on the field. We’re due a break now, and feel we are. Hopefully they stay fit for the remainder of the year.
“Robbie Kiely is back about three or four weeks, but he spent six months travelling around the world. Bill Maher after an Achilles tendon, nine months, and that’s a long time. But they’re both on the training panel now, working away, it’s just time.”
There have been no changes as we wouldnt expect any until the sides are named as it will have a huge bearing on the betting.
Tipperary have named a full-strength side and Limerick are very inexperienced, this can only go one way with Tipperary winning by 15-20 pts. Paddypower are still 10/11 on -9 but Betway have gone 4/6 and Boylesports are gone 8/11. It will be interesting to see how long Powers can keep the 10/11 -9