Kerry great Pat Spillane believes that the Kingdom can upset the odds and deny Dublin a fifth consecutive All-Ireland football title in Saturday's replay.

Kerry pushed the Dubs all the way two weeks ago as the sides played out a 1-16 to 1-16 draw at Croke Park.

Dublin had to play most of the game with 14 men after Jonny Cooper was sent off shortly before half-time and much of the discussion ahead of the replay has centred on how Kerry will cope against a full complement of players.

Spillane doesn’t buy into that line of thinking and, while many have suggested that the first game was Kerry’s best chance of beating Dublin, he claims that it’s not just the defending champions who have room to improve.

Speaking on Today with Sean O’Rourke, Spillane said: "The narrative is 'If you can’t catch the favourites the first day, you won’t get them the second day’. I could give you five compelling reasons why Kerry could win, I could give you five compelling reasons why Kerry could lose.

"I still think it’s in the balance.

"All we hope for first of all is if it can be a similar type contest to that from last Sunday week because everything one demands of a sporting contest we got in that All-Ireland final, it was absolutely brilliant.

"That day Kerry’s boys became men and Dublin just proved how great they are by hanging in there with 14 men.

"I think there’s more improvement to come from the Dubs.  A lot of people talk about how Kerry were brilliant and they won’t be as good again but then you look at Kerry’s performance and you sort of see that maybe they weren’t as good as people say.

"Yes they got a draw with an extra-man, but there were 78 minutes in the match and Kerry only led for 10 minutes. Certainly in the first quarter they left, in my estimate, three goals and four points behind in the opening quarter.

"Then, the last 12 minutes when the pressure came on, Kerry didn’t score.

"So yes there’s a lot of improvement to come from the Dubs, but there’s an awful lot of improvement to come from Kerry."

Spillane also believes that the experience of having already played in an All-Ireland final in Croke Park will stand to the members of this young Kerry team.

"I gave Kerry a chance the last day because they were a Kerry team coming to Croke Park believing and this bunch of youngsters have belief.  They mightn’t have won at senior, but they’ve won minor, they’ve won colleges, they’ve won Sigerson.

"Now 13 of them have had their first taste of an All-Ireland final. They’ve asked questions of the Dubs, they’ve got into Dublin’s heads, they’ve created a few doubts and I’ll tell you this, they’re still in with a big chance."

Follow Dublin vs Kerry (6pm) in the All-Ireland SFC final replay via our live blogs on RTÉ.ie and the News Now app, watch live on RTÉ2's The Saturday Game or listen to radio commentary on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.