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Wednesday 16 August 2017

TONIGHT: Premier Division

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MATCH CENTRE

Bohemians v Galway United (Dalymount Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Bohs recall three players from suspension so only the injured Dan Byrne and Dave Mulcahy are out. Concerns for Galway as Kilian Cantwell and Ger Hanley are out while David O'Leary and Sam Oji are doubts.

pMATCH POINT: Stunning start to 2015 for Bohs with two 3-0 wins, they can earn another win here in front of Galway fan, President Michael D Higgins.

pBETTING: Bohs 10/11, Galway 7/2, draw 12/5

pFORECAST: Bohs win

Cork City v Limerick (Turner's Cross, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Cork recall Billy Dennehy from suspension but John O'Flynn is still out. Possible starts for Limerick pair Sean Russell and Vinny Faherty.

pMATCH POINT: Dismal start to the year for Limerick, including a midweek League Cup loss, and hard to see the Blues getting anything here.

pBETTING: Cork 2/5, Limerick 8/1, draw 19/5

pFORECAST: Cork win

Derry City v Dundalk (Brandywell, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Derry squad boosted as Ryan McBride, Stephen Dooley and Mark Timlin come back from suspension but Anthony, Cillian Morrison and Seamus Sharkey remains doubts. Dundalk call on Darren Meenan after a ban.

pMATCH POINT: Despite a weakened squad, Derry have started well and Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny is aware that his side dropped points in Derry last season, Dundalk to eke out a win.

pBETTING: Derry 16/5, Dundalk 1/1, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: Dundalk win

Drogheda United v Sligo Rovers (United Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Alan Byrne and Shane Dunne return for United. Sligo cope without keeper Richard Brush but Eoin Wearen joins the squad following suspension.

pMATCH POINT: Bright start to the league in Bray last week for United but Sligo look strong enough to win here.

pBETTING: Drogheda 17/4, Sligo 4/5, draw 12/5

pFORECAST: Sligo win

St Pat's Ath v Bray Wanderers (Richmond Park, 7.45)

pTEAM NEWS: Ger O'Brien and Jason McGuinness miss out for Pats but Sean Hoare joins the squad after a ban. Graham Kelly is back for Bray.

pMATCH POINT: Tough week for Bray with defeats in the league and League Cup, another loss likely here.

pBETTING: St Pat's 2/9. Bray 14/1, draw 5/1

pFORECAST: St Pat's win

TONIGHT:

First Division

Athlone Town v Cobh Ramblers (Athlone Town Stadium, 7.45)

pBETTING: Athlone 11/20, Cobh 5/1, draw 29/10

pFORECAST: Cobh win

UCD v Shelbourne (UCD Bowl, 7.45)

pBETTING: UCD 9/5, Shels 29/20, draw 23/10

pFORECAST: Draw

Finn Harps v Cabinteely (Finn Pk, 8.0)

pBETTING: Harps 4/7, Cabo 5/1, draw 11/4

pFORECAST: Harps win

Wexford Youths v Waterford United (Ferrycarrig Park, 8.0)

pBETTING: Wexford 4/7, Waterford 5/1, draw 14/5

pFORECAST: Draw

*Betting courtesy of Boylesports

- Aidan Fitzmaurice

TONIGHT: Premier Division

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