Wednesday 26 October 2016

Compiled by Aidan Fitzmaurice

airtricity league MATCH CENTRE

TONIGHT: Premier Division

Bohemians v Longford Town (Dalymount Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Blow for Bohs as Derek Prendergast is suspended but Dave Mulcahy is ready to return and take his place. Pat Flynn (suspension) out for Longford.

pMATCH POINT: We had a warm-up for this game in midweek when the two sides met at Dalymount in the League Cup and Bohs, despite falling behind, would settle for the same 3-1 outcome.

pBETTING: Bohs 8/11, Longford 17/4, draw 5/2

pFORECAST: Bohs win

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers (Brandywell, 7.45pm)

pTEAM NEWS: Rovers squad boosted as Danny North and Luke Byrne back to fitness. Dean Jarvis again missing for Derry.

pMATCH POINT: Youngsters like Seamus Sharkey are impressing at Derry but a full-strength Rovers side look too powerful here.

pBETTING: Derry 29/10, Rovers 21/20, draw 11/5

pFORECAST: Rovers win

Dundalk v Drogheda United (Oriel Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Major boost for Dundalk to see captain Stephen O'Donnell in action in Tuesday's League Cup win as he's added to the squad. Drogheda recall Jason Marks but Sean Thornton and Neil Yadolahi remain on the injured list.

pMATCH POINT: Dundalk may not match the 7-0 win they had in this fixture last season but they will pick up another win.

pBETTING: Dundalk 2/9, Drogheda 12/1, draw 19/4

pFORECAST: Dundalk win

Galway United v Sligo Rovers (Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Marc Ludden and Sam Oji are banned for Galway who are also missing the injured Andy O'Connell, Jason Molloy, Kilian Cantwell and Aaron McDonagh. Sligo missing Keith Ward and Danny Ledwith (suspended) and Gavin Peers but Richard Brush is fit again.

pMATCH POINT: Both sides guilty of very basic defensive errors, Sligo will get stronger with the new additions to their coaching staff and they can kick off with a win here.

pBETTING: Galway 16/5, Sligo 1/1, draw 21/10

pFORECAST: Sligo win

St Patrick's Athletic v Cork City (Richmond Park 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Change in defence for Pats with Ian Bermingham suspended. Cork still awaiting the return of Colin Healy with Josh O'Shea, Michael McSweeney, Liam Kearney also doubts.

pMATCH POINT: The Saints are in good goal-scoring form but defensive record is a concern and hard to see a home win here especially with key man Bermingham out.

pBETTING: Pats 10/11, Cork 31/10, 12/5


TONIGHT: First Division

Waterford United v Cobh Ramblers (RSC, 7.45)

pBETTING: W'ford 4/6, Cobh 9/2, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: W'ford win

Cabinteely v UCD (Stradbrook, 7.45)

pBETTING: Cabo 17/4, UCD 4/6, draw 23/10


Finn H v Athlone Tn (Finn Pk, 8.0)

pBETTING: Harps 6/4, Athlone 7/4, draw 21/10

pFORECAST: Harps win

ShelS v Wexford Y (Tolka Pk, 8.0)

pBETTING: Shels 11/10, Wexford 5/2, draw 21/10

pFORECAST: Shels win

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

Compiled by Aidan Fitzmaurice

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