Saturday 21 October 2017

AIRTRICITY LEAGUE PREVIEWS

DROGHEDA UTD v CORK CITY

(Hunky Dorys Park ,7.45)

League form: Drogheda WWWDL, Cork LWWWL

Odds: Drogheda 11/10, Cork 12/5, Draw 11/5

Team news: Gavin Brennan (shoulder) misses out for Drogheda, while Derek Prendergast is suspended. Ciaran Kilduff is back for City, but Colin Healy and John Dunleavy are banned. Kevin Murray (groin) and Darren Dennehy (foot) remain out.

Talking point: Locked on 33 points in sixth and seventh, these teams are nine points behind Shamrock Rovers and are playing out their seasons in mid-table comfort. Verdict: Away win.

Limerick v Shamrock Rovers

(Thomond Park 7.45)

League form: Limerick WLLLD, Shamrock Rovers LWDWW

Odds: Limerick 3/1, Shamrock Rovers 5/6, Draw 5/2

Team news: Shaun Kelly and Joe Gamble are suspended for Limerick, who are also without Stephen McGann, Shane Tracy and Brian O'Callaghan. Rovers are without the suspended Ken Oman, while Mark Quigley returns.

Talking point: Derry's win last Friday means the Hoops must put their League Cup success out of their minds and win here to give themselves a chance at gaining a European place.

Verdict: Away win.

Irish Independent

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