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Sunday 20 August 2017

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tonight: Premier Division

Dundalk v Sligo Rovers

(Oriel Park, 7.35)

TEAM NEWS: Brian Gartland a concern for Dundalk but he should be fit. Sligo recall John Russell but Richard Brush and Jeff Henderson are injured, while Sander Puri is on international duty with Estonia.

MATCH POINT: Season has started sourly for Sligo and more trouble for them here.

BETTING: Dundalk 8/13, Sligo 19/4, draw 13/5

FORECAST: Dundalk win

Derry City v Drogheda United (Brandywell Stadium, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Alan Byrne is suspended for Drogheda. Derry recall Michael Timlin from suspension but injury worries over Ger Doherty and Shaun Kelly.

MATCH POINT: Derry's small squad is really being tested by injuries and they will settle for a point here.

BETTING:Derry 10/11, Drogheda 10/3, Draw 9/4

FORECAST: draw

Galway United v Longford Town (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Enda Curran and Colm Horgan could be fit for United while Sam Oji is back from suspension. Full squad for Longford.

MATCH POINT: Longford now off the mark after their midweek win and they can snatch a point in Galway.

BETTING: Galway 9/5, Longford 13/8, draw 21/10

FORECAST: draw

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)

TEAM NEWS: Blow for Bohs as Anto Murphy is suspended. Danny North and Luke Byrne still doubts for Rovers.

MATCH POINT: Bohs have to reshape the defence to cope with Murphy's loss, but they showed enough spirit against Dundalk in midweek to give them hope here.

BETTING: Rovers 8/13, draw 5/2, BOhs 5/1

FORECAST: draw

SSE Airtricity League First Division

Cabinteely v Waterford United (Stradbrook, 7.45)

BETTING: Cabo 7/2, W'ford 3/4, draw 13/5

FORECAST: Waterford

Finn Harps v Cobh Ramblers (Finn Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Harps 2/5, Cobh 13/2, draw 10/3

FORECAST: Harps

Shelbourne v Athlone Town (Tolka Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Shels 6/5, Athlone 11/5, draw 9/4

FORECAST: Shels

Wexford Youths v UCD (Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Wexford 11/10, UCD 23/10, draw 9/4

FORECAST: draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

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