Bohs facing tough task
IT'S the clash of the inevitable contenders and the unlikely pretenders as champions Bohemians take on St Patrick's Athletic at Dalymount tonight.
While it may be a little too early to pronounce the Saints as a team capable of taking the title for the first time in 11 years, Pete Mahon has overseen a miraculous turn-around since last September.
Bohemians v St Pat's Ath
(Dalymount Park, 7.45)
Last result: Bohemians 2 Linfield 1, St Pat's Ath 0 Sporting Fingal 0
Betting: Bohemians 8/11 St Pat's 10/3 Draw 9/4
Referee: D McKeon (Meath).
Team news: Bohs are without Steven Gray (ankle) while Anto Murphy (shoulder) is doubtful. Pat's expect to have Damien Lynch (thigh) fit.
Talking point: Bohs will be hoping to gain outright leadership as the top two meet, but they face a tough test as St Pat's have yet to concede a goal.
Verdict: Home win.