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Hostilities are resumed at Dalymount Park between the two capital clubs while elsewhere league leaders Sligo Rovers will look to extend their advantage in Dundalk

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Friday June 29
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Bohemians - Shamrock Rovers 1945 all kick-off in BST  
Bray Wanderers - Cork City 1945    
Derry City - Drogheda United 1945    
Dundalk - Sligo Rovers 1945    
St. Patrick's Athletic - Shelbourne 1945    
       

 Bohemians vs   Shamrock Rovers 
PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma
Sexton

Pender, Heary, McMillan, Byrne
Moore, McEvoy, Martin, Joyce, Buckley
Corcoran
 
Roma

Jansson
Gilbert, Oman, Gartland, Powell
McCabe, McCormack, Rice, Dennehy 
Twigg, O'Neill


TEAM INFO
  • Dave Scully is suspended but Evan McMillan returns after his ban
  • Goals have been in short supply at Dalymount Park with just one home match going over 2.5 goals this season
  • Bohs have racked up just one home win all season
 
  • Stephen Rice and Killian Brennan are available after serving their suspensions but Ciaran Kilduff and Sean Gannon remain out with injury
  • Hoops picked up only their second win in seven games with defeat of Shelbourne last week
  • Defence has been a problem with 19 goals shipped in 13 games

 Bray Wanderers 
vs   Cork City 
 
PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Quigley

O'Connor, O'Connor, Mitchell, Massey
   Waters, Hanlon, Houston, Zambra
Byrne, Mulroy

 
Roma

McNulty

Spillane, Murphy, Kavanagh, Dunleavy
O'Neill, Turner, Morrissey, Horgan, Duggan
Sullivan

TEAM INFO
 
  • Defender Pierce Sweeney is Bray's only doubt with illness
  • Hosts are in poor form with just one win recorded in their last seven games
  • Goals have been a feature of games at Carlisle Grounds with all league matches breaking the over 2.5 barrier
   
  • John Dunleavy is back after suspension with new signing Graham McCarthy available for selection
  • Leesiders are in excellent form and are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions
  • Visitors have drawn their last three away league matches

 Derry City vs Drogheda United   

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
 


Doherty
McCaffrey, Barr, McCallion, Madden    
Morrison, McEleney, Higgins 
McLaughlin, McDaid
, Patterson

 

Sava
Quigley, Prendergast, McNally, Hand
Brennan, Crowley, Brennan, Brennan
O'Brien , Hynes


TEAM INFO
 
  • Derry are without suspended pair Stewart Greacen and Ryan McBride with Greacen also picking up an injury in midweek
  • Owen Morrison is an injury concern while Michael Barr is in line to make his debut
  • Hosts will be looking for a reaction after losing 4-0 to Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports earlier in the week
   
  • Drogs will give fitness tests to Brian Gannon, Sean Brennan and Philip Hand while ex-Monaghan United player Conor McMahon joins the squad
  • Drogs are unbeaten in five games in all competitions
  • Visitors have scored and conceded in all of their away league matches this season

  Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers  

PROBABLE LINE-UP
Roma

Cherrie
Foran, Danville, Burns, Osborne
Murphy, Mountney, McDonnell, Walsh
Rafter, Shanahan
 

Roma


Rogers
Bocu, Dillon, Peers, Davoren
Lynch, Cawley, N'Do, Ventre, Cretaro
North
TEAM INFO
 
  • Dundalk are without goalkeeper Ger Hanley due to injury with Ben McLaughlin and Bob McKenna also unavailable
  • Louth outfit have taken just four points from their six home games this season
  • Lilywhites have lost their last two games against Sligo by a combined scoreline of 8-0
 
  • Joseph N'do is back from injury but Alan Keane and Jason McGuinness are suspended
  • Bit O'Red have failed to score in their last two league matches
  • League leaders defeated Derry City 4-0 in midweek League Cup contest

St Patrick's Athletic 
vs   Shelbourne    

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Clarke
Bermingham, Browne, O'Brien
Bolger, Carroll, Kenna, Russell
Fagan, Forrester, Meenan 

 


Delany
Clancy, Paisley, Fitzgerald, Shortall
 Cassidy, Dawson, McGill, Kavanagh
Byrne, Hughes

TEAM INFO
  • Saints are without long-term injury victim Mark Rossiter while Jake Kelly will be assessed before kick off
  • Pat's have lost only one home league match since March 2011
  • Home side are second in the table just four points off leaders Sligo Rovers
 
  • Shels will be missing Anto Murphy for the game due to suspension with Glenn Cronin another possible absentee
  • Shels have an incredible record against Pat's and haven't lost to them for 20 matches
  • Shels last lost to Pat's in a 3-2 defeat back in August 2002

James Darby's Bet of the weekend

* Sligo Rovers to win with three or four goals in the match @ 11/5

There is a significant difference in quality and experience between Dundalk and Sligo Rovers but the 2/5 about an away victory offers little appeal. I like the Sligo Rovers to win with three or fours total goals in match offered by bookmaker Paddy Power. The Bit o'Red have some injury concerns in defence any may concede but they should prevail in the contest by a few goals making the 11/5 an attractive bet.

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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