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Liam Buckley’s men look to extend their lead at the top of the league against the visitors, with our tipster backing the home side to easy to the three points

With just over half of the season gone, St Patrick's Athletic have a healthy lead at the top of the Irish Premier League, with their visitors Limerick looking to inflict the first defeat on them in 14 matches.

The Saints have only been beaten twice this season, winning 11 of their matches. It will be a big ask for a Limerick side who themselves are unbeaten in four.

Liam Buckley has done a fantastic job since moving to St Patrick’s back in 2012. He led his side to a third-place finish last season and they're looking good to better that this term.

St Patrick's have won their last five matches and Paddy Power have them as heavy favourites to make it six wins in a row, pricing them at 8/15 (1.53) to win in this evening Saturday kick-off.

Despite being unbeaten in their last four, Limerick come into this match with too many draws in their league matches so far.

Stuart Taylor’s men sit in sixth position in the league with only four wins out of their 15 matches. The Blues, who were promoted from the First Division last season have certainly held their own though, losing only four in the league.

This will be a tough task tonight for Limerick, with the reverse fixture seeing St Patrick's coming out on top too. Paddy Power price them at 11/2 (6.50) to grab all three points. The same firm prices the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

A bet that stands out in the match is St Patrick’s to win to nil at 13/10 (2.30). As well as this bet paying out when these two sides last met back at the end of March, it also would have paid out in four of St Patrick’s last five matches.

The Saints are on a fantastic run at the moment and, with Limerick only scoring in one of their last three league games, this bet is certainly worth backing.

For those looking for more value, the handicap has a fantastic bet. St Patrick’s to win -2 handicap at 9/2 (5.50) offers outstanding value. This bet would have landed in three of St Patricks last five matches, including their last two games which they won 4-0 and 5-0.

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St Patrick's to win to nil at 13/10 (2.30) with Paddy Power
St Patrick's to win -2 handicap at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power

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