TEAM NEWS: Blow for Athlone as Eric Foley is suspended. Cork's Ross Gaynor, previously cup-tied, is available, John O'Flynn could return.
MATCH POINT: Three draws in the last four games has given Athlone hope of survival but Cork, who looked sluggish in their Cup battles with Bohs, can give a response here.
BETTING: Athlone 4/1, Cork 4/6, draw 11/4
FORECAST: Cork win
Bray Wanderers v UCD (Carlisle Grounds, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Jake Kelly returns for Bray but they are missing Michael Barker, Dave Webster, Adam Hanlon, Eric McGill and Shane O'Neill. UCD without Mark Langtry and Thomas Boyle.
MATCH POINT: A weekend off due to the FAI Cup will have helped both clubs, their last clash was a 0-0 draw and a repeat on the cards.
BETTING: Bray 1/1, UCD 13/5, draw 5/2
Derry City v St Patrick's Athletic (Brandywell 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Greg Bolger suspended again for Pats. Derry at full strength.
MATCH POINT: City appear to be back on track after a poor spell and while the Derry-Pats tie in the Brandywell earlier this season was a tight 0-0, Derry can get the points here.
BETTING: Derry 23/10, Pats 6/5, draw 9/4
FORECAST: Derry win
Dundalk v Bohemians (Oriel Park, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Stephen O'Donnell and Simon Kelly the only absentees for Dundalk. Defensive problems for Bohs with Steven Beattie suspended, Dan Byrne and Anto Murphy injured and Dave Mulcahy unavailable.
MATCH POINT: A full-strength Bohs could have tested Dundalk here but the away side will struggle with a patched-up defence.
BETTING: Dundalk 4/9, Bohs 13/2, draw 16/5
FORECAST: Dundalk win
Limerick v Drogheda United (Thomond Park, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Robbie Williams, Samuel Oji, Stephen Folan and Jason Hughes are doubts for Limerick. United without Gavin Brennan for the second league game in a row.
MATCH POINT: Drogheda are finding form again after a sticky spell but their focus now is the FAI Cup and Limerick can get a point.
BETTING: Limerick 21/20, United 13/5, draw 12/5
Shamrock Rvs v Sligo Rvs (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)
TEAM NEWS: Gary McCabe (suspended) sits this out for the Hoops. Alan Keane and Danny Ledwith out for Sligo with a one-match ban.
MATCH POINT: The Hoops have enjoyed two 1-0 wins over Sligo this season and with the away side's defence stretched, Pat Fenlon's side look set for a win.
BETTING: Rovers 11/10, Sligo 13/5, draw 11/5
FORECAST: Rovers win
TONIGHT: First Division
Galway v Waterford United (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45)
BETTING: Galway 1/3, Waterford 8/1, draw 19/5
Finn Harps v Shamrock Rvs (Finn Park, 8.00)
BETTING: Harps 4/9, Rovers 7/1, draw 3/1
FORECAST: Harps win
Shelbourne v Longford Town (Tolka Park, 8.00)
BETTING: Shels 12/5, Longford 23/20, draw 9/4
*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports
Athlone Town v Cork City (Athlone Town Stadium, 7.45)
by Aidan Fitzmaurice