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Saturday 10 December 2016

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE MATCH CENTRE

TONIGHT: Premier Division

Sligo Rovers v Bray Wanderers (Showgrounds, 5.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Jeff Henderson and Richard Brush again out for Rovers and Steven Beattie is a doubt. Graham Kelly is suspended for Bray.

pMATCH POINT: Two sides low on confidence, the appointment yesterday of new boss Maciej Tarnogrodzki in place of Alan Mathews gives Bray little time to prepare for a tough test.

pBETTING: Sligo 3/10, Bray 11/1, draw 17/4

pFORECAST: Sligo win

Cork City v Derry City (Turner's Cross, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Concerns for Cork over Michael McSweeney, Colin Healy, and Danny Morrissey. Stephen Dooley a doubt for Derry.

pMATCH POINT: Cork bossed their games with Derry last season (3 wins, 3 clean sheets) and should be another home win here.

pBETTING: Cork 3/4, Derry 4/1, draw 13/5

pFORECAST: Cork win

Drogheda United v Bohemians (United Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Drogheda without Jason Marks (suspension) while Sean Thornton and Neil Yadolahi are doubts but Alan Byrne is back. Bohs recall Anto Murphy from a ban.

pMATCH POINT: No clean sheets from the last 5 games (cup included) is a concern for Drogheda, an in-form Bohs can win here.

pBETTING: Drogheda 11/4, Bohs 6/5, draw 21/10

pFORECAST: Bohs win

Shamrock Rovers v Galway Utd (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)

pTEAM NEWS: Danny North is fit again for Rovers, Luke Byrne still a doubt. Problems for Galway with Sam Oji and Stephen Walsh suspended.

pMATCH POINT: Galway have lost both away games this season and with key man Oji missing again, United are likely to struggle.

pBETTING: Rovers 1/3, Galway 11/1, draw 15/4

pFORECAST: Rovers win

TONIGHT: First Division

Athlone Town v Wexford Youths (Athlone T Stadium, 7.45)

pBETTING: Athlone 11/10, Wexford 11/4, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: Athlone win

UCD v Finn Harps (UCD Bowl, 7.45)

pBETTING: UCD 13/8, Harps 7/4, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: Draw

Waterford United v Shelbourne (RSC, 7.45)

pBETTING: Waterford 29/10, Shels 21/20, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: Draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE

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