Bohemians v Dundalk
(Dalymount Park, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Ryan McAvoy returns to the Bohs squad but Owen Heary is out injured. Dundalk recall John Mountney and ex-Bohs man Mark O'Brien from suspension.
MATCH POINT: Confidence is high at Bohs after Monday's win away to Shamrock Rovers and boss Aaron Callaghan has a job on his hands to keep his players focused, but they should prevail.
BETTING: Bohs 8/13, Dundalk 5/1, draw 12/5
FORECAST: Bohs win
Derry City v Mervue United
(Brandywell Stadium, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Stewart Greacen is suspended for Derry while Mervue also have suspension issues with Mike Elwood and Gary Kelly banned.
MATCH POINT: Mervue's league form is unimpressive but they can pull off a big result if things go their way. Derry's awful home form (two wins in the last 10 at the Brandywell) could lead to a shock here.
BETTING: Derry 1/7, Mervue 14/1, draw 6/1
St. Patrick's Athletic v Drogheda United (Richmond Park, 7.45)
TEAM NEWS: Ian Bermingham remains absent for Pats. Alan Byrne rejoins the United squad following a one-match ban.
MATCH POINT: Clash of two of the form teams of the league. Drogheda arrive on the back of a three-game winning streak, while a revived Pats side have kept four clean sheets in the last five. Tight game in store with a replay next week.
BETTING: Pats 4/6, Drogheda 9/2, draw 23/10
Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers (Tolka Park, 8.00)
TEAM NEWS: Full squad for Shels with Glenn Cronin and Pat Kavanagh back from suspension. Rovers hope to have Craig Sives and Conor Powell fit again.
MATCH POINT: A season-defining game for the away side here as a Cup exit now would leave Rovers facing a real struggle to qualify for Europe. Shels have been poor of late and their defensive record (one clean sheet in the last nine league games) is a worry, but Alan Mathews knows how to win Cup ties.
BETTING: Shels 3/1, Rovers 10/11, draw 9/4
FORECAST: Shels win
Airtricity League First Division
Athlone Town v Wexford Youths (Athlone Town Stadium, 7.45)
BETTING: Athlone 11/10, Wexford 11/5,draw 23/10
FORECAST: Wexford win
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