League of Ireland Preview
TONIGHT: Premier Division
Drogheda United v Sligo Rovers (Hunky Dorys Park, 7.45)
p TEAM NEWS: Problems for Drogheda as Gavin Brennan, Alan McNally and Tiarnan Mulvenna are suspended. Full squad for Sligo as Danny Ventre returns from suspension.
p MATCH POINT: It's seven games without a win now for Drogheda but their big problem is at the back, 18 goals conceded in the last 7, and Sligo should exploit that here.
p BETTING: Drogheda 15/2, Sligo 2/7, draw 7/2
p FORECAST: Sligo win
Dundalk v St Patrick's Athletic (Oriel Park, 7.45)
p TEAM NEWS: Stephen McDonnell is back in the Dundalk squad but manager Ian Foster is still missing a lot of bodies, with Mark Griffin likely to miss this one. No injury worries for Pats.
p MATCH POINT: Dundalk's season effectively ended with Tuesday's FAI Cup defeat to Boha and Ian Foster's side are now just seeing out the season, while Pats know that a win here would really set them up for their next game, away to Bohs.
p BETTING: Dundalk 21/10, Pats 11/10, draw 11/5
p FORECAST: Pats win
Galway United v Bohemian FC (Terryland Park, 7.45)
p TEAM NEWS: Galway are missing Johnny Keane, Victor Collins, Jin Gu Kim and Eric Holland. Bohs have a full squad with Ollie Cahill fit again, though Bohs boss Pat Fenlon (pictured) may change things after a tired-looking display against Dundalk in midweek.
p MATCH POINT: Galway's last win was 28 games ago, away to Bohs, and while United's new boss John Brennan has injected some life into the squad, Bohs look good for the points here.
p BETTING: Galway 10/1, Bohs 1/6, draw 5/1
p FORECAST: Bohs win
TONIGHT: First Division
Limerick v Wexford Youths (Jackman Park, 7.45)
p BETTING: Limerick 1/9, Wexford 12/1, draw 13/2
p FORECAST: Limerick win
Monaghan United v Longford Town (Gortakeegan, 8.0)
p BETTING: Monaghan 1/3, Longford 15/2, draw 3/1
p FORECAST: Monaghan win
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- AIDAN FITZMAURICE