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Wednesday 28 September 2016

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE MATCH CENTRE

TONIGHT: PREMIER DIVISION

Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic (Dalymount Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Bohs at full strength with Dave Mulcahy available. Pats recall Ian Bermingham but Lee Desmond is suspended, while Brendan Clarke, Greg Bolger and Jason McGuinness are fit again.

MATCH POINT: Bohs have the joint-best clean sheets record in the league while the Saints attack looked limp at home to Cork last week, big night for the away side who can't afford to drop more points.

BETTING: Bohs 12/5, Pats 13/10, draw 21/10

FORECAST: Draw

Derry City v Bray Wanderers (Brandywell, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Shaun Kelly, Stephen Dooley and Josh Daniels are doubts for City. Bray at full strength.

MATCH POINT: Attack is a concern for Derry who have scored in just one of the last four league games, Bray have been on a high under their caretaker boss but City will have the edge here.

BETTING: Derry 11/20, Bray 6/1, draw 3/1

FORECAST: Derry win

Drogheda United v Cork City (United Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Neil Yadolahi again out for United while Sean Thornton's still a doubt. Cork could recall Colin Healy for the first time in five games.

MATCH POINT: Drogheda are not that far away, as successive one-goal defeats show, but with Colin Healy added to the City side, visitors look too strong here.

BETTING: Drogheda 11/2, Cork 6/10, draw 11/4

FORECAST: Cork win

Galway United v Limerick (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Sam Oji is banned again for Galway. Limerick could introduce Shane Tracy.

MATCH POINT: Two sides low on confidence, Limerick badly need to tighten up at the back and would settle for a point.

BETTING: Galway 21/20, Limerick 29/10, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Draw

Longford Town v Sligo Rovers (City Calling Stadium, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Full squad for Longford. Steven Beattie a concern for Sligo.

MATCH POINT: Sligo got their badly-needed win in Galway last week to boost confidence but a point will have to be enough in Longford..

BETTING: Longford 23/10, Sligo 5/4, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Sligo win

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk (Tallaght Stadium, 8.0)

TEAM NEWS: Blow for Rovers as Keith Fahey is suspended. Dundalk have a full squad, Jake Kelly fit again.

MATCH POINT: Two top defences as both clubs have only conceded one goal in the league, Dundalk look strong and Fahey will be missed.

BETTING: Rovers 11/5, Dundalk 29/20, draw 21/10

FORECAST: Dundalk win

tonight: First Division

Athlone Town v Cabinteely (Athlone Town Stadium, 7.45)

BETTING: Athlone 1/3, Cabo 10/1, draw 19/5

FORECAST: Athlone win

UCD v Waterford United (UCD Bowl, 7.45)

BETTING: UCD 20/23, W'ford 15/4, draw 12/5

FORECAST: Draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE MATCH CENTRE

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