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The SSE Airtricity League continues this weekend and so does our League of Ireland (LOI) prediction league. There are four fixtures taking place tonight in the Premier Division and one tomorrow. Our panel will be here as usual with all their predictions and we’ll also be revealing the winner of our Danske Bank Premiership prediction league which, ended last week.

There has been a slight change at the top of our leaderboard following Monday night’s LOI fixtures as Darren has opened up a slender one-point lead at the top due to correctly predicting the score in the U.C.D. v Sligo game. He also managed the correct outcomes in the matches between Waterford v Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers v St. Pat’s to get a total of five points to 2nd placed Cameron’s four.

The full leaderboard after Monday’s games is as follows:-

1: Darren 46
2: Cameron 45
3: Liam 42
4: Rodney 39
5: Bryan/Keith F 38
7: Keith O’D 35
8: Adrian 31

 

There are some interesting fixtures this weekend at the top and bottom end of the table. Tonight the bottom two sides meet when Finn Harps welcome U.C.D. to Finn Park. U.C.D are still looking for that all important first win of the season and there would be no better time to get that win than tonight. Victory would see them close the gap on Finn Harps to three points and a defeat would see them fall nine points adrift of guaranteed safety with Finn Harps having played a game less.

Another game that jumps out at me is taking place at Oriel Park where second-placed Dundalk play Declan Devine’s Derry side. Devine has enjoyed a strong start to his second spell in charge of the Candystripes but Dundalk will be spurred on by the chance to put current leaders Shamrock Rovers under some pressure. A win for the Lilywhites would see them move to within a point of Rovers at least until they play tomorrow night.

You can read all about the latest matches in the LOI HERE but in the meantime here is the full league table:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shamrock Rovers 15 11 1 3 23 8 15 34
2 Dundalk 14 9 3 2 24 8 16 30
3 Bohemians 14 9 3 2 15 4 11 30
4 Derry City FC 14 7 3 4 21 15 6 24
5 St. Patrick’s Athletic 14 6 3 5 12 11 1 21
6 Waterford 14 4 4 6 17 20 -3 16
7 Sligo Rovers 14 4 4 6 11 16 -5 16
8 Cork City 14 3 4 7 12 19 -7 13
9 U.C.D. 14 3 1 10 13 26 -13 10
10 Finn Harps 15 0 4 11 9 30 -21 4

 

Here is this weekend’s full fixture list, all games kick off at 19:45 tonight unless otherwise stated:-

Bohemians v Cork City

Dundalk v Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford

Finn Harps v U.C.D. (tonight at 20:00)

Sligo Rovers v Shamrock Rovers (tomorrow at 19:45)

Up first this week with their predictions is Liam:-

Liam

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 2-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 0-3 Shamrock Rovers

Rodney

Bohemians 2-1 Cork City

Dundalk 2-0 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 2-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-3 Shamrock Rovers

Cameron

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 2-2 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Waterford

Finn Harps 0-1 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-4 Shamrock Rovers

Keith O’D

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 3-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 0-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-0 Shamrock Rovers

Bryan

Bohemians 2-1 Cork City

Dundalk 2-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Adrian

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 1-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-1 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-2 Shamrock Rovers

Darren

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 2-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 0-0 Shamrock Rovers

Tonight there is also a full list of games in the LOI First Division with the following games all kicking off tonight at 19:45 unless otherwise stated:-

Athlone Town v Cobh Ramblers

Cabinteely v Shelbourne

Drogheda United v Longford Town

Galway United v Wexford

Limerick v Bray Wanderers

Here is the current First Division league table:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Longford Town 9 6 3 0 12 2 10 21
2 Cabinteely 10 6 2 2 17 12 5 20
3 Shelbourne 10 6 1 3 17 9 8 19
4 Drogheda United 10 5 2 3 18 15 3 17
5 Bray Wanderers 10 5 1 4 11 8 3 16
6 Limerick 10 4 3 3 9 8 1 15
7 Cobh Ramblers 10 3 1 6 12 17 -5 10
8 Athlone Town 10 3 0 7 11 21 -10 9
9 Wexford 10 2 1 7 10 24 -14 7
10 Galway United 9 2 0 7 11 12 -1 6

 

Last weekend was the last set of matches in the Danske Bank Premiership. Linfield had already been confirmed as league winners and Newry were automatically relegated after a solitary season in the top flight. Ards now face off with Carrick for the right for a spot in the Premiership next season and we now have an Irish Cup final and play-offs to look forward to, but all this seems insignificant as we can finally crown the winner of our first Danske Bank Premiership prediction league.

The leaderboard ended up looking like this:-

1: Henry 120
2: Bryan 115
3: Cameron/Keith O’D 112
5: Adrian 110
6: Rodney 109
7: Darren 107
8: Keith F 90

 

Congratulations to our first winner Henry and we already can’t wait until next season.