Tuesday 12 December 2017

- Aidan Fitzmaurice

FAI Ford Cup Quarter-Finals

TEAM NEWS: Seán O'Connor is out for Rovers with suspension but Ryan Brennan (pictured) should return. Full squad for Dundalk bar former Hoop Stephen O'Donnell.

MATCH POINT: Fifth meeting of the sides and Dundalk have the edge so far with three wins and a draw. Tense night in store and with just two goals scored in the last three league games, Rovers need to find a route to goal but Pat Fenlon can just shade his battle with Stephen Kenny.

BETTING: Rovers 2/1, Dundalk 29/20, draw 11/5

FORECAST: Rovers win

Drogheda United v Derry City (United Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Blow for Drogheda as Gavin Brennan is suspended. Derry made seven changes to the side for their last game but the big guns will all return here, Patrick McEleney and Rory Patterson back to fitness.

MATCH POINT: With just one defeat in eight games, Drogheda are on form and Damien Richardson's cup track record is a help here but City's away record is a major asset for them.

BETTING: Drogheda 9/4, Derry 6/5, draw 9/4

FORECAST: Derry win

St Patrick's Ath v Bohemians (Richmond Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Greg Bolger's return makes a big differ-ence to the Saints midfield. Bohs rested key men for Monday's trip to Sligo but Jason Byrne (pictured), Dave Mulcahy and Dinny Corcoran can all return to the starting XI. Anto Murphy and Dan Byrne out long-term.

MATCH POINT:

BETTING: Pats 4/7, Bohs 5/1, draw 14/5

FORECAST: Draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk (Tallaght Stadium, 7.05)

- Aidan Fitzmaurice

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