SSE Airtricity League Gameweek Two Roundup

There is another full programme of action in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this weekend, with the majority of games taking place tonight.

St. Pat’s managed to hold onto top spot last weekend as despite only managing a 1-1 draw away to lowly Waterford, Shamrock Rovers could only manage the same outcome when they hosted Drogheda at Tallaght Stadium. Both of the top two will have been disappointed to let leads slip in their respective games and will hope to rectify this tonight as they aim to edge ahead in the league in their own right.

One side who will have been delighted with the two previous results last week were Sligo as the top two dropping points, coupled with their own 4-0 victory over Bohemians kept them in 3rd place but sees them move level on points with St. Pat’s and Rovers.

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

Waterford 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Dundalk 2-1 Derry City

Finn Harps 1-1 Longford Town

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Drogheda United

Sligo Rovers 4-0 Bohemians

And here is how the league table now looks after those results: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 St. Patrick’s Athletic 18 10 5 3 30 17 13 35
2 Shamrock Rovers 18 10 5 3 27 14 13 35
3 Sligo Rovers 18 10 5 3 26 13 13 35
4 Bohemians 18 8 3 7 30 20 10 27
5 Drogheda United 18 7 5 6 30 21 9 26
6 Dundalk 18 6 6 6 23 24 -1 24
7 Derry City 18 5 7 6 19 23 -4 22
8 Finn Harps 18 5 5 8 16 26 -10 20
9 Waterford 18 4 1 13 13 37 -24 13
10 Longford Town 18 1 6 11 13 32 -19 9

This weekend will certainly be interesting for the aforementioned top three sides as looking at the fixtures most would certainly fancy Sligo to pick up three points against Longford and St. Pat’s and Rovers face games against Bohemian and Dundalk which could prove to be tricky enough encounters.

Here are the full fixtures for the upcoming weekend, all games kick off tonight (Friday 2nd July 2021) unless otherwise stated: –

Drogheda United v Finn Harps

Derry City v Waterford

Bohemians v St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk (Friday 2nd July 2021 at 20:00)

Longford Town v Sligo Rovers (Saturday 3rd July 2021 at 19:30)

In terms of our teams prediction league for the League of Ireland, it has been some time since we showed you the leaderboard but here is a breakdown of how the guys are doing so far: –

1. Richard 27
2. Liam 26
3. Rodney 23
4. Adrian 20
5. Darren 17
6. Cameron 10

 

As you can see it is a tight enough table with one round potentially being able to change everything, up first this weekend is Cameron and as usual it is three points for a correct result and a point for the correct outcome.

Cameron

Drogheda United 1-0 Finn Harps

Derry City 2-1 Waterford

Bohemians 2-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Dundalk

Longford Town 0-3 Sligo Rovers

Richard

Drogheda United 1-3 Finn Harps

Derry City 3-0 Waterford

Bohemians 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Dundalk

Longford Town 1-3 Sligo Rovers

Adrian

Drogheda United 1-1 Finn Harps

Derry City 2-1 Waterford

Bohemians 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 1-3 Dundalk

Longford Town 0-3 Sligo Rovers

Liam

Drogheda United 1-0 Finn Harps

Derry City 2-0 Waterford

Bohemians 0-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Dundalk

Longford Town 0-3 Sligo Rovers

The First Division also continues with the following games kicking off tonight at 19:45, unless otherwise stated: –

Bray Wanderers v Cobh Ramblers

Shelbourne v Cabinteely

Cork City v Treaty United

U.C.D. v Galway United

Wexford v Athlone Town (Friday 2nd July 2021 at 20:00)

Here is the current First Division table: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shelbourne 13 10 3 0 29 11 18 33
2 U.C.D. 13 6 4 3 28 19 9 22
3 Treaty United 13 6 4 3 17 12 5 22
4 Galway United 13 6 4 3 18 14 4 22
5 Bray Wanderers 13 4 6 3 16 13 3 18
6 Cabinteely 13 6 0 7 13 21 -8 18
7 Athlone Town 13 5 2 6 17 16 1 17
8 Cobh Ramblers 13 4 2 7 13 23 -10 14
9 Cork City 13 3 3 7 13 14 -1 12
10 Wexford 13 1 0 12 7 28 -21 3