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Struggling Dundalk travel to Tolka Park to face Shelbourne while elsewhere Shamrock Rovers welcome St Patrick's Athletic to Tallaght

Airtricity Premier Division: Round 17 Preview

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Friday July 6
KO
Sunday July 8
KO
UCD - Derry City 1945 Shamrock Rovers - St Patrick's Athletic 1500
Shelbourne - Dundalk 2000  Cork City - Bohemians  1800
Saturday July 7
   All times BST  
Sligo Rovers - Bray Wanderers 1545    

 Shelbourne 
vs   Dundalk

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


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

 
Roma

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

TEAM INFO
  • Shelbourne will aim to get back on track after two consecutive losses
  • Barry Clancy and Anto Murphy are suspended
  • Shels have found the net in every game this season but have lost their last three games
 
  • Dundalk have won seven points from their last four games on the road
  • When the clubs last met the score was 0-0
  • Dundalk are suffering severe off-field problems which may manifest on the pitch
 UCD 
vs   Derry City
 
PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Kelly
Langtry, Nangle, O'Connor, Leahy
Morrison,Clarke, Mulhall, O'Conor
Corry, Benson

 



Doherty
Barr, McEleney, McCallion, McCaffrey    
McLaughlin, Madden, Molloy, Higgins 
McDaid
, McEleney

TEAM INFO
 
  • UCD are rooted to the bottom of the table but earned a draw in their last fixture against Derry
  • Graham Rusk and Gerrard Barron are injury concerns
  • The Students will need to get a result to improve their chances of avoiding relegation
   
  • Derry's erratic form continued last week with a 3-0 home loss to Drogheda
  • The Candystripes are unbeaten in their last four away games
  • Kevin Deery, Brian McGroary, Mark Farren, Rory Patterson & Stewart Greacen are injured

 Sligo Rovers
vs Bray Wanderers  

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
 
Roma 

Rogers
Keane, McGuinness, Peers, Davoren
Lynch, Cawley, N'Do, Ventre, Cretaro
North

 
Roma

Quigley

O'Connor, O'Connor, Mitchell, Massey
   Knight, Waters, Hanlon, Mulroy, Zambra
Byrne
TEAM INFO
 
  • Defenders Jason McGuinness and Alan Keane return from suspension
  • Top-of-the-table Sligo will be confident of overcoming struggling Bray
  • The Bit O'Red have lost just one of their last 21 league games at the Showgrounds
   
  • Ninth-placed Bray have just one win in eight games in all competitions
  • The Seagulls have conceded the most in the division - 32 goals
  • Sean Houston serves a suspension and misses the game

 Cork City vs Bohemians 

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

McNulty
Healy, Murphy, Kavanagh, Dunleavy
O'Neill, Turner, Morrissey, Horgan, Duggan
Sullivan
 
Roma
Sexton
Pender, Heary, McMillan, Byrne
Moore, McEvoy, Martin, Joyce, Buckley
Scully

TEAM INFO
  • Cork are the form team in the League of Ireland, having gone nine games unbeaten
  • The Leesiders continued their form with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bray last week
  • Both Cork and Bohs have 18 points in the league
 
  • Bohemians will look to build on their shock 4-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers last week
  • The Gypsies have won three of their last five away matches
  • The game comes quickly after Bohs' Europa League tie with Thor AK

Shamrock Rovers 
vs   St Patrick's Athletic   

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
 Roma
Jansson
Gilbert, Oman, Sives, Powell
McCabe, McCormack, Rice, Brennan 
Twigg, O'Neill
 
 

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

TEAM INFO
  • Shamrock Rovers will hope to bounce back from their 4-0 loss to Bohemians
  • The Tallaght side have conceded 23 goals in 14 league games
  • Stephen O'Donnell is suspended for the Hoops
 
  • St Pat's recently enjoyed a credible 1-0 win over IBV in the Europa League
  • The Saints already defeated the Hoops 5-1 in the league this season
  • After a good start, Pat's are just four points off the top of the table

James Darby's Bet of the weekend

* Sligo Rovers to score three or more goals @ evens

The Showgrounds is the last place you want to visit when your confidence is at a low ebb. Bray Wanderers face a huge task to get anything from Sligo considering their own recent form. Defence has been a huge problem for the Seagulls, having conceded the most in the league, while the Bit O'Red have been excellent at home. A bet for Sligo to score three or more goals in this game at evens is an appealing one.

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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