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Monday 21 August 2017

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tonight: Premier Division

Dundalk v St Patrick's Athletic (Oriel Park, 7.45)

p TEAM NEWS: Stephen O'Donnell the only absentee for the champions. Ger O'Brien and Jason McGuinness again absent for the Saints but new signing Morgan Langley could make his debut.

p MATCH POINT: Dundalk had some battles with Pats last season and managed only one win from three in the league, another draw likely here.

p BETTING: Dundalk 7/5, Pats 2/1, draw 9/4

p FORECAST: Draw

Galway United v Drogheda United (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45) p TEAM NEWS: Marc Ludden, Ger Hanley and Kilian Cantwell are out for Galway. Drogheda boss John McDonnell has a few worries over a flu bug in the camp.

p MATCH POINT: Flying start to the league for Drogheda and Galway's woes could continue.

p BETTING: Galway 11/8, Drogheda 2/1, draw 23/10

p FORECAST: Drogheda win.

Shamrock Rovers v Cork City (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)

p TEAM NEWS: Gavin Brennan is cleared to play for Rovers. Cork missing Rob Lehane, Josh O'Shea and Michael McSweeney.

p MATCH POINT: Cork really bossed this fixture last season as the Hoops failed to get a point, or even score, in three league meetings, cagey affair and a draw likely.

p BETTING: Rovers 23/20, Cork 5/2, draw 11/5

p FORECAST: Draw

tonight: First Division

Cabinteely v Shelbourne

(Stradbrook, 7.45)

p BETTING: Cabo 6/1, Shels 2/5, draw 10/3

p FORECAST: Shels win

UCD v Athlone Tn (UCD Bowl, 7.45)

p BETTING: UCD 9/5, Athlone 29/20, draw 21/10

p FORECAST: UCD win

Waterford Utd v Finn H (RSC, 7.45)

p BETTING: W'ford 8/5, Harps 7/4, draw 19/10

p FORECAST: Waterford win

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

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