Sunday 17 December 2017

Shamrock RVS v Bohemians

Tallaght Stadium, 7.05, Setanta Sports)

League form: Shamrock Rovers WLDWW, Bohemians WWWLD

Match odds: Shamrock Rovers 4/7, Bohemians 5/1, Draw 5/2

Referee: D Tomney (Dublin)

Team news: Dean Kelly (groin) remains out for Rovers, while Craig Sives (groin) and Ken Oman (illness) are doubts. Bohemians will hope to have Owen Heary back to skipper the side, but Christy Fagan is struggling with a knee injury and Keith Buckley picked up a knock against St Pat's last Friday.

Talking point: Bohemians arrive at a venue where they have never beaten Shamrock Rovers -- they have never even managed to earn a point there -- intent on taking a wrecking ball to the Hoops' title run. Rovers have done well to keep their league tilt on track, despite their European adventure, and victory tonight would represent a major step towards retaining their crown.

Verdict: Home win.

Irish Independent

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