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Friday, 18 January, 2019

Goals on the menu with Dublin domination set to continue

Former Meath attacking ace Joe Sheridan fancies Tyrone to find the net

Tyrone's Niall Sludden challenges Jack McCaffrey of Dublin
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As a Meath man, it is hard to say this but this Dublin team is as good as I have seen in my lifetime and it is hard to envisage anything other than a Dublin victory. 

Brian Fenton is a Rolls-Royce of a player. Ciaran Kilkenny, Cian O'Sullivan and Stephen Cluxton are at the peak of their profession. These lads will be known in years to come as the best players to have played the game and we need to start appreciating their brilliance.

When we beat Dublin in the 2010 Leinster semi-final we scored five goals andTyrone will have to do something similar if they are to cause an upset. They will need two, three, maybe even four goals if they are to bring off the shock of the decade. 

Tyrone have to target Dublin's full-back line. Damien Comer rose above everyone to fist home Galway's first goal in the All-Ireland semi-final and that is where the Dubs look most vulnerable. 

With that in mind, you have to be thinking about both teams scoring a goal and that looks great value at 6-5 with BoyleSports. 

You get to a certain point in the game where a team have hassled and harried for so long against Dublin and then Jim Gavin empties his bench and you have to chase a new, fresh crop of players around the pitch. It is demoralising.

In recent All-Ireland finals, Dublin have just been doing enough. They are getting the job done.

I don't think this Dublin team see Tyrone as much of a threat and they certainly do not treat them with the same sort of respect as they would Mayo or Kerry. They swatted them away in Omagh and they can do likewise on the biggest stage of all. It just depends on Dublin's attitude what they will win by.

This game looks tailor-made for Jack McCaffrey and it is hard to resist having a little nibble on him for man of the match at 11-1. 

As for first goalscorer, Niall Sludden got the only goal of the game against Monaghan and he looks a spot of value at 14-1 to repeat the feat. His pace has posed Dublin's defence all sorts of problems in the past. 

Both teams to score a goal
2pts 6-5 BoyleSports
Jack McCaffrey man of the match
1pt 11-1 Betway
Niall Sludden first goalscorer
1pt 14-1 Coral, Ladbrokes

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