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Tuesday 21 January 2020

'That match is priced wrongly' - Punters can cash in on Ulster football championship clash

Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney
Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney

Conor Neville

A constant theme up to now on the Punter's Platform has been John Brennan's despair at the dearth of interesting even money games in the football championship.

Well, at last, our even money game appears over the horizon. Two former grandees of the Ulster championship fallen on hard times meet in Newry on Sunday.

Down recently compiled a historic losing streak throughout 2016 and into 2017. Armagh have endured a miserable couple of seasons as Kieran McGeeney has struggled to solve their many problems.

Alas, on closer inspection, it may not provide the even contest suggested by the odds.

At least in the opinion of John Brennan's Ulster football guru.

"My confidant on Ulster football who rarely gets it wrong rang me this morning with the immortal words, 'Get stuck into Armagh!' He says they will win it pulling up. That match is priced wrongly. Even though I've at last got my even money match. He said Down are all over the place, Armagh are going well, McGeeney is finally getting to grips with them. They've Jamie Clarke back. They are way, way better than 10/11."

Elsewhere, Anthony Cunningham strongly fancies Clare to better the handicap against Limerick in the Munster hurling championship. They've had an abysmal record in the province for the guts of a decade. Truly is time to deliver.

And there is disagreement about whether Carlow will beat the +19 handicap in that novelty match up against the Dubs.

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