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The League of Ireland returns minus Monaghan United with a packed program of Friday night fixtures

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Thursday June 21
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Friday June 22

Shelbourne 2-3 Shamrock Rovers   Cork City - Derry City  1945
    Drogheda United - Bray Wanderers 1945
    St.Patrick's Athletic - Bohemians   1945
    UCD - Dundalk  1945
    Sligo Rovers - Monaghan United  CANC
    all kick-off in BST   

Cork City  vs  Derry City
PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

McNulty

Spillane, Murray, Turner, Murphy
O'Neill, Morrissey, Horgan, Duggan
Purcell, Sullivan

 


Doherty
McCaffrey, Greacen, McBride, Madden     
Morrison, McGroary, McEleney, Higgins 
McDaid
, Patterson

TEAM INFO
 
  • Cork are the form side of the LOI and currently boast a seven-game unbeaten run
  • Danny Murphy returns from suspension but John Dunleavy is banned
  • Stephen Mulcahy, Kevin Murray and Neal Horgan are all back in training
 
  • Derry are without suspended pair Shane McEleney and Barry Molloy while Kevin Deery and Mark Farren are out through injury
  • The Candystripes have been inconsistent so far this season losing to Shelbourne last time out
  • The last eight meetings between these teams have gone under 2.5 goals

Drogheda United   vs Bray Wanderers 
 
 
PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Sava
Quigley, Prendergast, McNally, O'Brien
Foley, Hand, R.Brennan, S.Brennan
Mulvenna, Hynes


 

Roma


Quigley

Knight, O'Connor, Webster, Sweeney
   Massey, Hanlon, Houston, Zambra
Byrne, Mulroy

TEAM INFO
 
  • The Drogs are undefeated in five out of seven home games losing only to the top two Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers
  • Mick Cooke has a fully fit squad for the visit of Bray but Eric Foley is suspended
  • Jack Flynn and Chris Kerr have both left the Drogs over the break
   
  • Bray have scored in every one of their away games in the LOI this season
  • Jonathon Kelty has a shin injury and a decision on whether he will play will be taken closer to kick-off
  • Sean Hurley has been added to the squad for the trip to Louth

St Patrick's Athletic   vs  Bohemians 

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
 


Clarke
Kenna, Flynn, Browne, Bermingham
O'Brien, Forrester, Chambers, Kelly, Russell
Fagan

 
Roma

Sexton

Pender, Feely, Heary, Lopes
Buckley, McEvoy, Moore, Mulcahy, Ward
Corcoran

TEAM INFO
  • Mark Rossiter is the only absentee (knee) while James Chambers could return
  • Pat's have lost just once all season in a shock defeat to Dundalk
  • A win for the Saints will put pressure on leaders Sligo who don't play this weekend
 
  • Bohs have a fully fit squad but Evan McMillan misses out through injury
  • The last four meetings between these Dublin rivals have ended in draw matches
  • The visitors earned a solid point last time out against Sligo Rovers

     UCD vs Dundalk 

PROBABLE LINE-UPS



McGinley
Douglas, Nangle, O'Connor, Leahy
Benson, Langtry, Corry, Lyons
McNeills, Burke

 
Roma
Cherrie
Byrne, McLaughlin, Burns, Osborne
Waters, Shiels, Mountney, Shanahan, Coughlan
Rafter
TEAM INFO
  • The Students have injury worries concerning Graham Rusk, Sean Russell, while Ger Barron is doubtful
  • Only two points separate these sides with a win for the hosts elevating them above Dundalk
  • UCD have won just twice all season but both victories came at home
 
  • Stephen McDonnell is banned for the visitors
  • Dundalk have performed better on the road with a W2 D1 L3 record
  • The Lilywhites have scored just nine goals all season

James Darby's Bet of the weekend

* Cork City draw no bet @ 10/11

Cork City are the form team in the league and they have some key players returning from injury. Turner's Cross is as tough as they come in terms of away trips in this league and a draw no bet position at 10/11 makes plenty of sense on the home team. Your stake returned in event of a draw.

James Darby is the founder of JD football betting and has been Goal.com's betting blogger since 2010. He is is a professional punter with a stock market background. You can visit his personal site here.

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