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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: Darren46
2: Cameron45
3: Liam42
4: Rodney39
5: Bryan/Keith F38
7: Keith O’D35
8: Adrian31

 

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:-

PosClubPlWDLGFGAGDPTS
1Shamrock Rovers1511132381534
2Dundalk149322481630
3Bohemians149321541130
4Derry City FC147342115624
5St. Patrick’s Athletic146351211121
6Waterford144461720-316
7Sligo Rovers144461116-516
8Cork City143471219-713
9U.C.D.1431101326-1310
10Finn Harps150411930-214

 

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:-

PosClubPlWDLGFGAGDPTS
1Longford Town96301221021
2Cabinteely106221712520
3Shelbourne10613179819
4Drogheda United105231815317
5Bray Wanderers10514118316
6Limerick1043398115
7Cobh Ramblers103161217-510
8Athlone Town103071121-109
9Wexford102171024-147
10Galway United92071112-16

 

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: Henry120
2: Bryan115
3: Cameron/Keith O’D112
5: Adrian110
6: Rodney109
7: Darren107
8: Keith F90

 

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