Betting – Waterford 8/11 To Retain Dr Croke Cup

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Waterford hold the advantage over Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final opponents Clare as both sides prepare for the clash in Thurles Park this Sunday.

Reigning champions, Waterford, bagged their spot in the finals with relative ease following a 3-23 to 1-18 win over Limerick and are 5/6 to retain the Dr Croke Cup.

Clare, like Waterford, secured a big win in their semi-final clash with Kilkenny, which they won 4-22 to 2-19. There have been many near wins in the Division 1 final for Davy Fitzgerald’s side, who last featured in a final in 2001 and at present, they are the 6/5 slight outsiders.

The Dèise are priced at 8/11 to lift the cup whilst The Rebels are Even money shots. In the handicap betting, Waterford -1 is available at 11/10 with Clare +1 priced at 5/6. Waterford +1 is priced at the shorter odds of 4/6 whilst Clare -1 is on offer at 7/5.

Aoife Heffron, PR Executive for BoyleSports commented “It is the first time Clare and Waterford will meet in a Division 1 final and tensions will no doubt be running high as the winner will secure bragging rights ahead of their Munster Championship semi-final clash.”

She added “The betting may be on Derek McGrath’s side to win on Sunday, but punters have been rallying behind Clare at 6/5 making them the liability for the firm.”

Match Betting

Waterford 5/6

Draw 9/1

Clare 6/5

To Lift Trophy

Waterford 8/11

Clare EVS

Handicap Betting -1

Waterford (-1) 11/10

Draw (-1) 10/1

Clare (+1) 5/6

Handicap Betting +1

Waterford (+1) 4/6

Draw (-1) 10/1

Clare (-1) 7/5

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