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It has gone from a three-way tie at the top of the Premier Division to a two-way one following last weeks result, Sligo and Shamrock Rovers picked up wins to keep themselves ahead of the pack, but St. Pat’s had a 3-2 defeat against Bohemians, which sees them slip three points behind.

Here are the full results from last weekend’s fixtures: –

Drogheda United 3-1 Finn Harps

Derry City 2-0 Waterford

Bohemians 3-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Dundalk

Longford Town 0-1 Sligo Rovers

That left the full Premier Division looking like this: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shamrock Rovers 19 11 5 3 30 15 15 38
2 Sligo Rovers 19 11 5 3 27 13 14 38
3 St. Patrick’s Athletic 19 10 5 4 32 20 12 35
4 Bohemians 19 9 3 7 33 22 11 30
5 Drogheda United 19 8 5 6 33 22 11 29
6 Derry City 19 6 7 6 21 23 -2 25
7 Dundalk 19 6 6 7 24 27 -3 24
8 Finn Harps 19 5 5 9 17 29 -12 20
9 Waterford 19 4 1 14 13 39 -26 13
10 Longford Town 19 1 6 12 13 33 -20 9

 

St. Pat’s have a chance to get back on level terms with Sligo and Shamrock Rovers as neither of the top two are playing this weekend due to European games taking place earlier in the week, Alan Matthews side welcome Derry to Richmond Park with a win moving them back to at least level points with the top two and possibly even further up the league.

There is a significant game at the bottom of the table, Finn Harps host Waterford with the visitors currently occupying the relegation/promotion play-off spot and trial their opponents tonight by seven points. A defeat for Waterford could prove to big a gap to claw back at this stage while a win moves them to within four points of guaranteed safety.

Here are the full fixtures for this round of fixtures: –

Finn Harps v Waterford (Friday 9th July 2021 at 17:30)

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City (Friday 9th July 2021 at 19:45)

Longford Town v Drogheda United (Saturday 10th July 2021 at 19:30)

In the First Division Shelbourne remain the only side in the top two divisions who are unbeaten at this stage of the season, they sit 11 points clear at the top.

Here are the full First Division results from last weekend: –

Bray Wanderers 2-1 Cobh Ramblers

Shelbourne 1-0 Cabinteely

Cork City 2-3 Treaty United

U.C.D. 0-2 Galway United

Wexford 4-4 Athlone Town

Here is the current First Division leaderboard: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shelbourne 14 11 3 0 30 11 19 36
2 Galway United 14 7 4 3 20 14 6 25
2 Treaty United 14 7 4 3 20 14 6 25
4 U.C.D. 14 6 4 4 28 21 7 22
5 Bray Wanderers 14 5 6 3 18 14 4 21
6 Athlone Town 14 5 3 6 21 20 1 18
7 Cabinteely 14 6 0 8 13 22 -9 18
8 Cobh Ramblers 14 4 2 8 14 25 -11 14
9 Cork City 14 3 3 8 15 17 -2 12
10 Wexford 14 1 1 12 11 32 -21 4

 

There is a full First Division fixture list tonight (Friday 9th July 2021) with the following games all kicking off at 19:45: –

Cork City v Bray Wanderers

U.C.D. v Wexford

Cabinteely v Athlone Town

Treaty United v Shelbourne

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

This week Liam is first up with his League of Ireland Premier Division predictions, as always it is three points for predicting a correct result and a point for predicting an outcome correctly.

Liam

Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Derry City

Longford Town 0-2 Drogheda United

Adrian

Finn Harps 1-1 Waterford

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Derry City

Longford Town 1-2 Drogheda United

Cameron

Finn Harps 2-1 Waterford

St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 Derry City

Longford Town 0-2 Drogheda United

Richard

Finn Harps 3-1 Waterford

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-3 Derry City

Longford Town 1-1 Drogheda United

Here is the current League of Ireland prediction league leaderboard: –

1. Liam 31
2. Richard 29
3. Rodney/Adrian 23
5. Darren 17
6. Cameron 14