Wednesday 21 February 2018

SSE Airtricity League previews

Bohemians host Bray Wanderers. Picture Credit: David Maher/Sportsfile
Bohemians host Bray Wanderers. Picture Credit: David Maher/Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Bohemians v Bray Wanderers

Dalymount Park (7.45)

League form: Bohs WDWWLL, Bray WDDLLL

Match odds: Bohs 4/6, Bray 4/1, Draw 5/2

Referee: Paul Tuite (Dublin)

Team news: Dave Mulcahy has recovered from a virus but Dan Byrne (hamstring) and Jake Kelly (shoulder) are doubts for the hosts. New signings John Sullivan and Tim Clancy could feature for Bray but Alan McNally is struggling to overcome a groin problem.

Talking point: Bray have been revived since Harry Kenny took over last month. The Seagulls are unbeaten under their new manager but he faces his toughest test yet against a Bohs side who have won three of their last four games.

Verdict: Bohs

Finn Harps v Galway United

Finn Park (8.0)

League form: Finn Harps LWWDLD, Galway DDLWLL

Match odds: Finn Harps 23/10, Galway 23/20, Draw 9/4

Referee: Robert Rogers (Dublin)

Team news: Ollie Horgan has plenty of selection headaches with Packie Mailey (calf), Ciaran Coll (shoulder) and Gareth Harkin (knee) ruled out. Ethan Boyle is suspended while Dave Scully, Adam Hanlon and Barry Molloy are doubtful. Alex Byrne (groin) is out for Galway.

Talking point: Ruairi Keating has returned to Finn Park for a third spell. Should the striker be eligible to play, can he come back to haunt the club that he left just this week? Galway however have won the two previous meetings between the sides this season.

Verdict: Draw

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