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Finn Harps aren’t in action this weekend in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, which gives U.C.D. a chance to move off the bottom spot and possibly even five points clear of their Donegal counterparts by the time Harps next take to the pitch in what is turning into an interesting battle to avoid relegation at the bottom of the table.

U.C.D. are in action twice this weekend as the travel to the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium tonight to face Declan Devine’s Derry City side and then on Monday night they welcome Bohemians to the UCD Bowl, two tough games for the side currently sitting bottom but any points picked up could go a long way towards securing survival.

Due to teams being in European action there’s just one other Premier Division game this weekend and that takes place tomorrow when Sligo Rovers play host to Waterford. Alan Reynolds Waterford side are going into this game off the back of three straight defeats and will look to arrest this streak before teams below them start closing the gap.

Here is the full fixture list for the weekend:-

Derry City v U.C.D. (tonight at 19:45)

Sligo Rovers v Waterford (tomorrow at 20:00)

U.C.D. v Bohemians (Monday at 19:45)

Also, here is the current SSE Airtricity League table following the last set of fixtures:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Dundalk 24 17 5 2 46 13 33 56
2 Shamrock Rovers 24 15 3 6 35 15 20 48
3 Bohemians 24 12 6 6 27 17 10 42
4 St. Patrick’s Athletic 25 10 7 8 21 22 -1 37
5 Derry City 23 9 9 5 36 24 12 36
6 Sligo Rovers 24 7 9 8 25 30 -5 30
7 Cork City 24 6 8 10 19 29 -10 26
8 Waterford 21 6 5 10 28 33 -5 23
9 Finn Harps 25 3 5 17 20 49 -29 14
10 U.C.D. 22 4 1 17 15 40 -25 13

 

In our League of Ireland prediction league, Darren currently leads the way by four points with Cameron his closest competitor. Current defending champion Rodney in sitting in 4th place and unfortunately Adrian brings up the year but all that can change at any stage.

Here is the current leaderboard in full:-

1: Darren 74
2: Cameron 70
3: Bryan 65
4: Rodney/Liam 63
6: Keith O’D 55
7: Adrian 47

 

This week our writing team will be giving their predictions between the three games taking place and as always it’s three points for the correct result and a point for the correct outcome. Adrian kicks us off this week.

Adrian

Derry City 3-1 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 3-0 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-3 Bohemians

Liam

Derry City 2-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-0 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-2 Bohemians

Bryan

Derry City 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-3 Bohemians

Rodney

Derry City 3-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-2 Bohemians

Cameron

Derry City 3-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-4 Bohemians

Keith

Derry City 2-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Waterford

U.C.D. 1-0 Bohemians

Darren

Derry 3-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Waterford

U.C.D. 0-1 Bohemians

There’s plenty of First Division action to make up for the reduced Premier Division fixture list, here is the full set of matches for the second tier with all games kicking off tonight at 19:45 unless otherwise stated:-

Bray Wanderers v Limerick

Shelbourne v Cabinteely

Wexford v Galway United

Cobh Ramblers v Athlone Town (tomorrow at 19:00)

Longford Town v Drogheda United (tomorrow at 19:30)

Here is the full First Division league table:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shelbourne 19 14 1 4 30 13 17 43
2 Drogheda United 19 12 2 5 41 25 16 38
3 Longford Town 19 11 3 5 24 14 10 36
4 Cabinteely 19 10 5 4 27 23 4 35
5 Limerick 19 9 5 5 22 17 5 32
6 Bray Wanderers 19 9 1 9 24 18 6 28
7 Cobh Ramblers 19 5 4 10 24 32 -8 19
8 Athlone Town 19 4 4 11 23 41 -18 16
9 Galway United 19 4 2 13 20 28 -8 14
10 Wexford 19 2 3 14 16 40 -24 9

 

Join us again next week for more coverage of football in the north and south of Ireland.