Three things Pat Gilroy will look for this evening:
1. More of the same defensive discipline: Dublin's concession of just three frees in the second-half against Cork last weekend was just as key to their win as the three goals. Kerry have been picking up a lot of frees. The Kieran Donaghy-Colm Cooper axis will test their resolve.
2. Another top Barry Cahill midfield performance: The St Brigids man gave the star turn seven days ago, coming in for Michael Darragh MacAuley in the centre. Gilroy says he's stepped up in training during the week. Another impressive display and he could become a permanent midfield fixture.
3. Take a load of Bernard: The 2010 footballer of the year turned provider against Cork but his two beautiful left-footed points were rallying ones for his side. More players are weighing in with scores but the attack needs another leader.
..........................................and three things Jack O’Connor will look for this evening:
1. An end to the midfield minefield: Whether Bryan Sheehan fills the role or David Moran pushes back from right-half forward where he is named, Kerry need a convincing midfield display. The bigger playing surface of Croke Park will provide a real litmus test.
2. Safe hands, please: Brendan Kealy hasn't conceded a goal in Kerry's opening two games but has had a few shaky moments. Needs to be more commanding. Diarmuid Murphy's presence in the management team is reassuring to the netminder but Dublin have scored 16 goals in their six games this year.
3. More of the same from Darran O'Sullivan: TG4 have seen fit to hand the Glenbeigh-Glencar forward the man-of-the-match award in the last two games. Completely understandable. O'Sullivan's been excellent in the absence of his namesake Declan and will thrive on the expansive pitch.