SSE Airtricity League Gameweek Two Roundup

Shamrock Rovers currently sit three points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division as we head into the latest round of fixtures.

Having been in European action earlier in the week the table toppers are in action last this round and have to wait until Sunday afternoon to take on Longford, they will go into the game as big favourites against basement side Longford who have only won one game all season.

2nd placed St. Pat’s face Dundalk in a game also being played on Sunday afternoon, they play an inconsistent Dundalk side who currently sit 7th in the table but with two games in hand have their eyes set on moving into the top half of the table.

Sligo have recently slipped six points behind top spot and currently sit 3rd but they have the slight advantage of playing before the two sides above them this weekend and will fancy their chances of closing the gap on top spot for at least a while when they face Finn Harps on Saturday night.

Here is this weekend’s full fixture list, all games kick off on Sunday 8th August 2021 at 15:00 unless otherwise stated: –

Derry City v Drogheda United (Friday 6th August 2021 at 19:45)

Waterford v Bohemians (Saturday 7th August 2021 at 14:00)

Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps (Saturday 7th August 2021 at 19:45)

Dundalk v St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers v Longford Town

Here are the current league standings: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shamrock Rovers 21 13 5 3 37 18 19 44
2 St. Patrick’s Athletic 22 12 5 5 36 23 13 41
3 Sligo Rovers 20 11 5 4 27 14 13 38
4 Bohemians 20 9 4 7 34 23 11 31
5 Drogheda United 22 8 6 8 35 27 8 30
6 Derry City 22 7 7 8 25 28 -3 28
7 Dundalk 20 7 6 7 25 27 -2 27
8 Waterford 22 7 1 14 17 40 -23 22
9 Finn Harps 21 5 5 11 17 31 -14 20
10 Longford Town 22 1 8 13 15 37 -22 11

 

The First Division continues as well with Shelbourne still unbeaten, the only side in the top two divisions who can still say that, and nine points clear of their nearest challengers, Treaty and Galway.

All games in the second tier kick off tonight (Friday 6th August 2021) at 19:45 unless otherwise stated: –

Bray Wanderers v Wexford (Friday 6th August 2021 at 19:30)

Galway United v Cork City

Treaty United v Cabinteely

U.C.D. v Shelbourne

Cobh Ramblers v Athlone Town (Saturday 7th August 2021 at 19:30)

Here are the First Division standings: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shelbourne 17 12 5 0 36 15 21 41
2 Treaty United 17 9 5 3 27 17 10 32
3 Galway United 17 9 5 3 25 15 10 32
4 U.C.D. 17 7 5 5 32 25 7 26
5 Bray Wanderers 17 6 8 3 23 16 7 26
6 Athlone Town 17 6 3 8 24 27 -3 21
7 Cobh Ramblers 17 5 3 9 17 29 -12 18
8 Cabinteely 17 6 0 11 13 27 -14 18
9 Cork City 17 3 6 8 18 20 -2 15
10 Wexford 17 1 2 14 13 37 -24 5

 

Here is our team’s predictions for this week’s Premier Division fixtures, starting with Darren. As usual, the guys get three points if their prediction is exactly correct or a point if they predict the correct outcome.

Darren

Derry City 1-1 Drogheda United

Waterford 0-2 Bohemians

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrocks Rovers 1-0 Longford Town

Liam

Derry City 1-1 Drogheda United

Waterford 1-2 Bohemians

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 6-0 Longford Town

Cameron

Derry City 1-0 Drogheda United

Waterford 0-2 Bohemians

Sligo Rovers 3-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 4-0 Longford Town

Adrian

Derry City 2-1 Drogheda United

Waterford 1-3 Bohemians

Sligo Rovers 3-0 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Longford Town

Richard

Derry City 3-1 Drogheda United

Waterford 1-2 Bohemians

Sligo Rovers 4-1 Finn Harps

Dundalk 2-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Longford Town