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The league title is already decided in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division with Dundalk retaining their title two weeks ago but things are still very much open in our writer’s prediction league. Currently, Darren leads the way but only two points separate him from Bryan and Cameron and a good week could potentially even throw Liam and Rodney right back into the mix.

Here is the full leaderboard in the Over the Turnstile Writer’s Prediction League going into this weekend:-

1: Darren 85
2: Cameron/Bryan 83
4: Liam 74
5: Rodney 73
6:Keith 68
7: Adrian 65

 

Due to FAI Cup semi-finals taking place last week it’s been two weeks since our last set of predictions, that time around was actually a low scoring one for our current leader as he only managed a single point by correctly predicting Dundalk would beat Waterford but he went for a 2-0 scoreline as opposed to the slender 1-0 victory it actually turned out to be for the Lillywhites.

Fortunately for Darren, second-placed Cameron didn’t fare much better as his prediction for Dundalk v Waterford mirrored the table-toppers but he picked up a further point by going for a draw in the Derry City v Bohemians match but again couldn’t get the correct scoreline.

Liam was the top scorer with five points, getting the correct result and scoreline for the U.C.D. v Sligo match and also correctly calling a Dundalk win and a draw between Cork and Finn Harps. Bottom placed Adrian is also finishing the season strongly and is closing in on 5th placed Keith.

This week there are four fixtures taking place tonight and a further one tomorrow, the full list of fixtures is below with all games taking place tonight at 19:45 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 night at 19:45)

In addition to these five fixtures, the promotion/relegation play-offs also begin this week with Cabinteely hosting Longford tonight in the first leg of their tie, the winner will go on to face Drogheda who finished 2nd in the First Division.

Just to remind you, this is what the Premier Division looks like going into this weekend’s fixtures:-

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Dundalk 32 25 5 2 67 15 52 80
2 Shamrock Rovers 32 20 5 7 55 21 34 65
3 Derry City 32 13 12 7 49 29 20 51
4 Bohemians 32 14 8 10 42 26 16 50
5 St. Patrick’s Athletic 32 13 9 10 26 28 -2 48
6 Sligo Rovers 32 10 11 11 36 41 -5 41
7 Waterford 32 9 7 16 38 50 -12 34
8 Cork City 32 7 10 15 25 43 -18 31
9 Finn Harps 32 6 6 20 25 59 -34 24
10 U.C.D. 32 5 3 24 21 72 -51 18

 

First up this week with his predictions is reigning champion Rodney, as always it’s three points for predicting the correct result and a point for the correct outcome.

Rodney

Bohemians 3-0 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

Liam

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 3-1 Derry City

St Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Waterford

Finn Harps 0-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 0-4 Shamrock Rovers

Keith

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 4-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Shamrock Rovers

Darren

Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

Dundalk 3-0 Derry City

St. Patrick’s 1-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 0-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Cameron

Bohemians 3-0 Cork City

Dundalk 2-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-3 Shamrock Rovers

Adrian

Bohemians 3-0 Cork City

Dundalk 1-1 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Waterford

Finn Harps 2-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-1 Shamrock Rovers

Bryan

Bohemians 3-1 Cork City

Dundalk 1-2 Derry City

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Waterford

Finn Harps 1-0 U.C.D.

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Check out our predictions for this weekend’s fixtures north of the border elsewhere on overtheturnstile.uk today and join us again next week as we continue our coverage of the League of Ireland.