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It’s tight at both ends of the SSE Airtrictiy League Premier Division table with only goal difference separating the top two and the bottom two.

Since our last set of predictions last Friday Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers have both had back to back wins on Friday and Monday, both teams now sit on 40 points with Dundalk just holding the edge due to a superior goal difference.

At the other end of the table a win for Finn Harps over Waterford has seen them move onto ten points for the season, level on points with U.C.D. Incredibly both sides have the exact same goal difference but due to holding the advantage in the head-to-head between the two sides Ollie Horgan’s side have moved off the bottom.

Here is the full league table:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Dundalk 18 12 4 2 32 11 21 40
2 Shamrock Rovers 18 13 1 4 28 10 18 40
3 Bohemians 18 9 4 5 17 10 7 31
4 Derry City 18 7 6 5 24 19 5 27
5 St. Patrick’s Athletic 18 7 5 6 15 16 -1 26
6 Cork City 18 6 4 8 16 21 -5 22
7 Sligo Rovers 17 5 6 6 16 20 -4 21
8 Waterford 17 5 5 7 25 26 -1 20
9 Finn Harps 18 2 4 12 15 35 -20 10
10 U.C.D. 18 3 1 14 13 33 -20 10

 

All ten teams are in action tonight and U.C.D. will be hoping to climb off bottom spot when they travel to 8th placed Waterford, Finn Harps face a challenging away trip to Declan Devine’s 4th placed Derry side and will need to be on top of their game if they are to have any chance of not finishing the night back in last place.

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk both enjoy home advantage as they continue to push each other all the way in what is beginning to look like a two horse race for the title, nine points separates them from 3rd placed Bohemians.

Here is the full fixture list, all games kick off at 19:45 unless otherwise stated:-

Bohemians v Sligo Rovers

Derry City v Finn Harps

Dundalk v St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford v U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers v Cork City (tonight at 20:00)

In our own prediction league there has been a change at the top as an impressive eight point haul last week was enough for Darren to move three points clear of Cameron into 1st place.

Also climbing the table is defending champion Rodney who scored six points to see him jump into 3rd place, Adrian remains rooted to the bottom and will need some points on the board soon to avoid getting further cut adrift.

Here is the full prediction league table:-

1: Darren 58
2: Cameron 55
3: Rodney 49
4: Keith O’D 48
5: Bryan/Liam 46
7: Keith F 45
8: Adrian 35

 

As always our writers get three points for predicting the correct result in a game and a point for the correct outcome, current leader Darren is first up this week:-

Darren

Bohemians 2-0 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 3-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 2-0 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Cork City

Cameron

Bohemians 3-1 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 4-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 1-1 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Cork City

Liam

Bohemians 1-0 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 2-1 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 0-0 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Cork City

Rodney

Bohemians 2-0 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 2-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 3-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 2-0 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Cork City

Bryan

Bohemians 1-0 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 2-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 2-0 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Cork City

Adrian

Bohemians 1-1 Sligo Rovers

Derry City 4-1 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Waterford 0-1 U.C.D.

Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Cork City

There is also a full set of First Division games this weekend with the following matches being played tonight at 19:45 unless otherwise stated:-

Bray Wanderers v Wexford

Drogheda United v Galway United

Limerick v Cabinteely

Shelbourne v Cobh Ramblers

Longford Town v Athlone Town (tomorrow at 19:30)

Here is the full First Division table:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Cabinteely 13 8 2 3 19 17 2 26
2 Shelbourne 13 8 1 4 21 12 9 25
3 Longford Town 12 7 3 2 14 5 9 24
4 Drogheda United 13 7 2 4 26 18 8 23
5 Bray Wanderers 13 7 1 5 18 10 8 22
6 Limerick 13 6 3 4 15 13 2 21
7 Galway United 12 4 0 8 16 15 1 12
8 Cobh Ramblers 13 3 3 7 17 23 -6 12
9 Athlone Town 13 3 1 9 13 29 -16 10
10 Wexford 13 2 2 9 13 30 -17 8

 

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