It’s another week with a reduced fixture list with just the three games happening this evening in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

In last week’s fixtures a comfortable 4-0 win for Dundalk was enough for them to move three points clear of Shamrock Rovers in 1st place, having previously occupied top spot on goal difference.

The highest scoring game of the weekend was at Dalymount Park were Bohemians welcomed basement side Finn Harps, a draw would have seen the visitors move off bottom spot but they found themselves on the wrong end of a high scoring match that finished 5-3 in the Bohs favor.

You can read the full roundup from last week’s matches elsewhere on the site but here is the full league table going into this week’s matches:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Dundalk 20 14 4 2 37 11 26 46
2 Shamrock Rovers 19 14 1 4 30 10 20 43
3 Bohemians 20 10 4 6 23 15 8 34
4 Derry City 19 8 6 5 28 19 9 30
5 St. Patrick’s Athletic 20 7 6 7 16 18 -2 27
6 Sligo Rovers 19 6 6 7 18 25 -7 24
7 Waterford 18 6 5 7 26 26 0 23
8 Cork City 20 6 5 9 17 24 -7 23
9 U.C.D. 19 3 1 15 13 34 -21 10
10 Finn Harps 20 2 4 14 18 44 -26 10

 

In this week’s fixtures Dundalk make the trip to Finn Park where they will face Finn Harps, both sides need the points from this game for very different reasons. For the second week in a row Finn Harps nearest challengers in the relegation fight, U.C.D., have no game so Harps have a second bite at the cherry to take advantage of this and move off the bottom. Dundalk on the other hand need a win to be sure they will remain in top spot.

Here is the full fixture list for tonight’s games:-

Shamrock Rovers v Derry City (tonight at 19:00)

Sligo Rovers v St. Patrick’s Athletic (tonight at 19:45)

Finn Harps v Dundalk (tonight at 20:00)

In terms of the Over the Turnstile prediction league, it’s much a case of as you were with the points increasing for most players but the positions remaining largely the same. Darren remains in top spot and Cameron is chasing hot on his heels.

Here’s the full prediction league table:-

1: Darren 66
2: Cameron 65
3: Rodney 57
4: Liam 54
5: Bryan 52
6: Keith O’D 48
7: Keith F 45
8: Adrian 38

 

Our team of writers as always will get three points for predicting the correct result and a point if they manage to guess the right outcome from any game. Liam is first up this week.

Liam

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-2 Dundalk

Darren

Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 0-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-2 Dundalk

Keith O’D

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 3-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-4 Dundalk

Cameron

Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 1-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 1-5 Dundalk

Rodney

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-3 Dundalk

Adrian

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 1-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-3 Dundalk

Bryan

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Derry City

Sligo Rovers 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Finn Harps 0-3 Dundalk

As well as the Premier Division there is a full list of SSE Airtricity League First Division fixtures tonight, these are as follows:-

Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne (today at 15:00)

Drogheda United v Athlone Town (tonight at 17:00)

Limerick v Galway United (tonight at 18:30)

Cabinteely v Cobh Ramblers (tonight at 19:00)

Longford Town v Wexford (tonight at 19:30)

Here is the current First Division league table:

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shelbourne 15 10 1 4 23 12 11 31
2 Longford Town 15 9 3 3 19 8 11 30
3 Drogheda United 15 9 2 4 31 19 12 29
4 Cabinteely 15 8 3 4 19 18 1 27
5 Bray Wanderers 15 8 1 6 20 12 8 25
6 Limerick 15 7 4 4 17 14 3 25
7 Cobh Ramblers 15 4 3 8 18 24 -6 15
8 Galway United 15 4 1 10 17 20 -3 13
9 Athlone Town 15 3 2 10 15 33 -18 11
10 Wexford 15 2 2 11 15 34 -19 8

 

Enjoy your weekend of football wherever you are and as always if you like you can let us know what game you’re at and your own prediction on our Twitter page, @o_t_turnstile.