Waterford Vs Kilkenny: Déise underdogs as they seek to declaw Cody’s Cats
Waterford have been installed as underdogs as they head into the All-Ireland Hurling Championship showdown with local rivals Kilkenny this weekend.
The Cats are being singled out by punters as the most likely side to deny favourites Limerick in the race to crowned this year’s Senior All-Ireland Hurling champions.
But first off they face a resurgent Déise side who looked highly impressive as they powered past Clare on Saturday.
Boylesports have cut Kilkenny’s odds of going one better than last year to land their first All-Ireland title since 2015 into 11/4 from 7/2.
Brian Cody’s side are being fancied to end Waterford’s chances this weekend and have been trimmed slightly to get the job done in normal time from 4/6 into 8/13, although a tight affair is expected with their most likely margin of victory being rated between 1-3 points at 7/2.
Waterford’s All-Ireland chances were slashed in half from 12/1 to 6/1 after they put the Munster final defeat behind them with a convincing 3-27 to 3-18 victory over Clare but they remain the outsiders of the four semi-finalists.
Limerick remain hot 11/10 favourites to be crowned All-Ireland champions for the second time in three years.
BoyleSports spokesperson Lawrence Lyons said:”Four years without an All-Ireland title is probably being regarded as a drought in Kilkenny, but the locals are rallying behind them now and at 11/4 from 7/2 we aren’t taking any chances. But we have seen some very tight contests and the betting for the Waterford clash suggests two points could be enough to swing this in either direction.”