Airtricity Premier Division round 30 preview - Cork City host league leaders Sligo Rovers

The Bit O'Red travel to Turners Cross to take on Cork City with a view to closing off the title race, while Bray Wanderers host Shamrock Rovers
Airtricity Premier Division: Round 30 Preview

Premier Division Section

Friday October 5

Cork City - Sligo Rovers 2000 All kick off times in BST  
 Bray Wanderers - Shamrock Rovers  1945    

Cork City
vs  Sligo Rovers

Kavanagh, Turner, Murray, Murphy
O'Neill, Spillane, Buckley, Duggan
Sullivan, Horgan

Conneely, McGuinness, Peers, Gaynor
Lynch, N'Do, Cawley, Ventre
Cretaro, Quigley

  • Cork City will hope to creep into fifth place with a victory over Sligo Rovers
  • Tommy Dunne has a near-full squad to choose from, with only Gearoid Morrissey missing out through suspension
  • Ian Turner returns to the squad after suspension
  • Sligo Rovers can take one step closer to clinching the title with a victory at Turners Cross
  • The Bit O'Red are without long-term absentees Danny North, Iarflaith Davoren and Alan Keane
  • Ian Baraclough's side have won three and drawn four of their last seven away games.

Bray Wanderers vs Shamrock Rovers
Seery, Webster, Mitchell, Massey
Zambra, O'Connor, Marshall, Waters
Bolger, Byrne

Gilbert, Gannon, Sives, Powell
Brennan, Finn, Rice, Dennehy
Twigg, Kilduff

  • Bray Wanderers have not won in their last six games
  • The Seagulls sit in 10th position in the league, comfortably clear of Dundalk
  • Striker Jason Byrne is the club's leading goalscorer with 12 league goals
  • Shamrock Rovers recorded their first win under Brian Laws with a 7-0 demolition of Dundalk.
  • The champions have won four out of their last five matches
  • Shane O'Connor and Colin Hawkins are out injured

James Darby's Bet of the weekend

* Cork City v Sligo Rovers over 2.5 goals 11/10 (Paddy Power)

Sligo Rovers travel south to Cork City and they intend to take a big step towards the league title with victory. The goals market is interesting here with over 2.5 goals 11/10 with Paddy Power. Cork City are more than capable of finding the net against any opposition at home and Sligo Rovers may need more than one goal to secure victory here.

James Darby is the founder of JD football betting and has been'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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