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- AIDAN FITZMAURICE

TEAM NEWS: A real rest for the Cork squad here with Michael Rafter, Darren Murphy, Gavin Kavanagh, Rob Lehane, Brian Lenihan all injured and Garry Buckley and Darren Dennehy suspeded. St Pat's recall Keith Fahey after a two-match ban but Christopher Forrester and Sean Hoare are suspended and Ken Oman is an injury doubt.

MATCH POINT: Massive game for both sides as a Pats win would keep them very much in the title race. Cork can respond from recent disappointments but may have to settle for a draw.

BETTING: Cork 21/10, St Pat's 5/4, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Draw

Drogheda United v Dundalk (United Park, 8.00)

TEAM NEWS: Paul Andrews returns to the United squad. For Dundalk, Simon Kelly is a but DoNal McDermott should recover from injury and Richie Towell is clear of suspension.

MATCH POINT: Drogheda have been revived by Damien Richardson's arrival but Dundalk have just too much for their local rivals here and can earn their fifth straight league win.

BETTING: Drogheda 6/1, Dundalk 2/5, draw 15/4

FORECAST: Dundalk win

UCD v Bohemians (UCD Bowl, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Woes for UCD as Tomas Boyle, Conor O'Donnell, Dean Clarke, Mark Langtry are all out, Niall Corbet called up to play in goal from their LSL side. Bohs at full strength as Dan Byrne and Kevin Devaney expect to be fit.

MATCH POINT: Tough week for Bohs with two defeats but they can get back to the form they showed before that heavy loss to Derry.

BETTING: UCD 9/2, Bohs 4/7, draw 3/1

FORECAST: Bohs win

Shamrock Rovers v Derry City (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)

TEAM NEWS: Gary McCabe back in the Rovers squad after suspension. Full squad for City.

MATCH POINT: Intriguing game in store as Pat Fenlon faces his old club (Derry) and team-mate (Peter Hutton), Derry need a win to stay in the hunt for Europe but the momentum behind Fenlon can see Rovers through.

BETTING: Rovers 20/21, Derry 3/1, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Rovers win

TONIGHT: First Division

Waterford United v Shamrock Rovers (RSC, 7.45)

BETTING: 8/13, Rovers 9/2, draw 11/4

FORECAST: Waterford win

Shelbourne v Cobh Ramblers (Tolka Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Shels 3/10, Cobh 9/1, draw 4/1

FORECAST: Shels win

Wexford Youths v Galway FC (Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Wexford 12/5, Galway 23/20, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Draw

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports

Cork City v St Patrick's Athletic (Turner's Cross, 7.45)

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE


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