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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:-

PosClubPlWDLGFGAGDPTS
1Dundalk24175246133356
2Shamrock Rovers24153635152048
3Bohemians24126627171042
4St. Patrick’s Athletic2510782122-137
5Derry City2399536241236
6Sligo Rovers247982530-530
7Cork City2468101929-1026
8Waterford2165102833-523
9Finn Harps2535172049-2914
10U.C.D.2241171540-2513

 

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: Darren74
2: Cameron70
3: Bryan65
4: Rodney/Liam63
6: Keith O’D55
7: Adrian47

 

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:-

PosClubPlWDLGFGAGDPTS
1Shelbourne19141430131743
2Drogheda United19122541251638
3Longford Town19113524141036
4Cabinteely1910542723435
5Limerick199552217532
6Bray Wanderers199192418628
7Cobh Ramblers1954102432-819
8Athlone Town1944112341-1816
9Galway United1942132028-814
10Wexford1923141640-249

 

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