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Premier Division

Limerick v Sligo Rovers (Thomond Park, 7.05)

TEAM NEWS: Limerick are without Jeffrey Judge (suspended). Sligo recall David Cawley and Gavin Peers from suspension.

MATCH POINT: Home form remains a problem for Limerick, who needed penalties to overcome First Division side Limerick in the League Cup on Monday, but they can do enough to hold Sligo to a draw here.

BETTING: Limerick 7/2, Sligo 4/5, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Draw

Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic (Dalymount Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Keith Buckley (suspension) and Owen Heary (injury) are out for Bohs. Pats are at full strength again.

MATCH POINT: With Sligo facing a tricky game away to Limerick this is a great opportunity for Pats to go clear at the top, but Bohs have frustrated the Saints already this season and another draw is on the cards here.

BETTING: Bohs 11/2, Pats 8/15, draw 13/5

FORECAST: Draw

Bray Wanderers v Drogheda United (Carlisle Grounds, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Kevin O'Connor returns for Bray. Brian Gannon, Derek Prendergast and Gary O'Neill should be fit for Drogheda.

MATCH POINT: Confidence flowing now for Bray after taking seven points from the last three games, this could be their first home win since the opening day of the season.

BETTING: Bray 5/2, Drogheda 1/1, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Bray win

Derry City v Cork City (Brandywell, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Dermot McCaffrey is back from suspension for Derry, but Thomas Crawley, Paddy Kavanagh and Ruaidhri Higgins are doubts. Brian Lenihan, Neal Horgan, Denis Behan, Gearóid Morrissey, Dan Murray and Danny Murphy are all concerns for Cork.

MATCH POINT: Without their recent away form (wins away to Bohs and Bray) Cork would be really struggling, but hard to see Cork getting anything here.

BETTING: Derry 4/7, Cork 9/2, draw 11/4

FORECAST: Derry win

Dundalk v UCD (Oriel Park, 7.45)

TEAM NEWS: Full squad for Dundalk. UCD have worries over Mick Leahy, Robbie Creevy, Seán Russell and Ger Barron

MATCH POINT: Four clean sheets in five league games is a sign that Dundalk have tightened up at the back and they can make it three straight home wins here.

BETTING: Dundalk 1/2, UCD 11/2, draw 11/4

FORECAST: Dundalk win

Shamrock Rovers v Shelbourne (Tallaght Stadium, 8.00)

TEAM NEWS: Jack Memery is out for Shels through suspension. Conor Powell could return for the Hoops after a five-week absence but Mark Quigley, Pat Sullivan and Danny Ledwith are all carrying injuries.

MATCH POINT: Rovers outclassed Shels 4-0 in this fixture last season and it could be another tough night for the Reds.

BETTING: Rovers 2/9, Shels 11/1, draw 9/2

FORECAST: Rovers win

First Division

Athlone Town v Waterford United (Athlone Town Stadium, 7.45)

BETTING: Athlone 11/8, Waterford 7/4, draw 9/4

FORECAST: Athlone win

Cobh Ramblers v Salthill Devon (St Colman's Park, 7.45)

BETTING: Cobh 10/11, SD 11/4, draw 23/10

FORECAST: Cobh win

Mervue United v Longford Town (Fahy's Field, 7.45)

BETTING: Mervue 7/4, Longford 11/8, draw 9/4

FORECAST: Draw

Wexford Youths v Finn Harps (Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00)

BETTING: Wexford 15/8, Harps 13/10, draw 9/4

FORECAST: Harps win

*Betting prices courtesy of Boylesports


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