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Friday 9 December 2016

SSE AIRTRICITY LEAGUE

TONIGHT: PREMIER DIVISION

Bray W v St Patrick's Athletic (Carlisle Grounds, 5.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Full squad for Bray. Pats still awaiting the comeback of Ger O'Brien and Chris Fagan while Greg Bolger's also a doubt.

pMATCH POINT: Draws are hurting Pats and they can't afford to fall any further behind Dundalk, they can eke out a win here.

pBETTING: Bray 15/1, Pats 1/4, draw 5/1

pFORECAST: St Pat's win

Limerick v Cork City

(Jackman Park, 6.30)

pTEAM NEWS: Seán Harding is the only doubt for Limerick. Alan Bennett and John Dunleavy out for Cork while Ross Gaynor is an injury concern.

pMATCH POINT: Limerick showed against Bohemians last week that they can play but their inability to keep clean sheets is damaging, though they can nick a draw here.

pBETTING: Limerick 19/2, Cork 2/5, draw 19/5

pFORECAST: Draw

Sligo Rovers v Drogheda United (Showgrounds, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Sligo without Jeff Henderson with Jake Dyke but Gavin Peers and Morten Nielsen return. United missing Shane Dunne, Alan Byrne and Daryl Kavanagh (suspension), Neil Yadolahi and Stephen Maher (injury, Llyod Buckley a doubt.

pMATCH POINT: Positive approach from Drogheda is yielding goals but with such a weakened squad, hard to see them getting something here.

pBETTING: Sligo 4/9, Drogheda 8/1, draw 18/5

pFORECAST: Sligo win

TONIGHT: First Division

Cobh Ramblers v Finn Harps (St Colman's Park, 7.45)

BETTING: Cobh 11/2, Harps 4/6, draw 14/5

FORECAST: draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE

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