We may only be three games in but it certainly has been an interesting start to the 2021 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

Finn Harps, who narrowly escaped the promotion/relegation play-offs last season, are currently unbeaten and sit top of the table.

Meanwhile champions Shamrock Rovers, who do have a game in hand, managed a win last time out against Dundalk having only drawn the first game of the season 1-1 against St. Pat’s. This was enough to move them into the top half of the table and Stephen Bradley’s team will have their eyes set on regaining top spot.

Dundalk and Bohemians completed last season’s top three but find themselves without a win so far this season and with just a point apiece they occupy 8th and 9th spots respectively with only pointless Derry having a worse start to the campaign but The Candystripes do have a game in hand.

Here is the current league table: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Finn Harps 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
1 Sligo Rovers 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
1 St. Patrick’s Athletic 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
4 Longford Town 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
5 Shamrock Rovers 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
6 Drogheda United 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
7 Waterford 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
8 Dundalk 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1
9 Bohemians 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
10 Derry City 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0

 

This week there is a full programme of five fixtures, here is the full fixture list and all games kick off tomorrow (Saturday 10th  April 2021) at 18:00 unless otherwise stated: –

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City (Friday 9th April 2021 at 17:45)

Dundalk v Bohemians (Friday 9th April 2021 at 19:45)

Finn Harps v Waterford

Longford Town v Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers v Shamrock Rovers

Derry also welcome the champions to The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Tuesday (13th April 2021) evening as the two sides play their game in hand against each other, that one is a 19:45 kick off.

First up with their predictions for this week is Richard, as usual it is three points for a correct result and a point for a correct outcome.

Richard

St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-3 Derry City

Dundalk 4-0 Bohemians

Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford

Longford Town 3-1 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 2-4 Shamrock Rovers

Liam

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Derry City

Dundalk 2-0 Bohemians

Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford

Longford Town 2-0 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 1-1 Shamrock Rovers

Adrian

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-1 Derry City

Dundalk 2-1 Bohemians

Finn Harps 3-0 Waterford

Longford Town 2-1 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Darren

St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-0 Derry City

Dundalk 2-0 Bohemians

Finn Harps 1-1 Waterford

Longford Town 1-0 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 0-1 Shamrock Rovers

Rodney

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Derry City

Dundalk 2-1 Bohemians

Finn Harps 2-1 Waterford

Longford Town 2-0 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Cameron

St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 Derry City

Dundalk 1-1 Bohemians

Finn Harps 2-2 Waterford

Longford Town 2-1 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 1-3 Shamrock Rovers

Next week we will have an updated leaderboard for our writer’s prediction league.

The First Division continues tonight with the following games all kicking off at 19:45: –

Cork City v Athlone Town

Cabinteely v Galway United

U.C.D. v Bray Wanderers

Treaty United v Cobh Ramblers

Shelbourne v Wexford

Here is the current First Division league table: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Cabinteely 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
2 U.C.D. 2 1 1 0 6 2 4 4
3 Athlone Town 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 4
4 Treaty United 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
5 Cork City 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
6 Bray Wanderers 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
6 Shelbourne 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
8 Galway United 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
9 Wexford 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
10 Cobh Ramblers 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0