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Limerick - Bray Wanderers This will be only the second match at Market's Field for Limerick so is expected great support of their fans again. The team will have several new players available in this important match for survival. On the other side, the Seagulls are in a financial crisis and have lost their manager and coaching staff for the second time this season. Home odds are in great decline, but if you have somewhere around $2.50 at the local still that is acceptable to take.

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Athlone Town v Cobh Ramblers Athlone Town: Marco Chindea (13/3 m), Garbhan Coughlan (15/5 m, 2nd top scorer), Robbie Gaul (9/0 m) Cobh Ramblers: Ron Stanton (8/0 f), David Curran (2/0 m), Jonathan Creamer (7/1 f), James Furlong (2/0 d) Information from more then 50 football leagues and competitions at: www.injuriesandsuspensions.com

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Sligo Rovers - Galway United Both teams have lost in the last round, although have played solid. Sligo will have the Estonian attacking midfielder S. Puri back to squad and topscorer D. Corcoran is expected in the starting line-up. On the other hand, defender S. Folan and midfielder J. Russell are missing. Players will be highly motivated to stop a series of three defeats and to show their best at the new coach. Galway play surprising this season, but the opposite of tonight's opponents, surprisingly well. They would be with the eventual victory came in the top half of the table and for sure that's their goal before tough matches against the leader on Tuesday. This is a Connacht derby and I expect a goals here. over 2,5 $2.03 Pinnacle medium stake

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I don't follow the First Division, so that there's no much help from me - but I know that both teams will be without some players who are with the Irish University Football team in South Korea. Drogheda vs Dundalk is the Louth derby and will be on TV. Guests are hot favorites, though they haven't won at Hunky Dorys Park in the last three matches. Anything is possible in this local derby, but your local odds are very attractive and I would definitely take $1.52 for Dundalk win (since the average odds online is around $1.25).
thks a lot for your advice ...Dundalk won it at the end ...will follow on Limerick tonite , GL

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Bray -v- Derry City Bray Wanderers host Derry City this evening at the Carlisle Grounds in a game that sees 9th host 10th. It's a real lower league fixture, as both teams will be hoping to move further away from the relegation dogfight. Bray Wanderers have emerged once again from mysterious and ridiculous circumstances and appointed Mick Cooke as manager. He's the fourth official manager this season for Bray, although the sixth if you include David Cassidy and Dave Scully acting as temporary player-managers. It's a good solid appointment for Bray, as Mick Cooke is a very experienced manager in the League of Ireland, and it should ensure there will be no more turmoil for the rest of this season at Bray. Derry City have had a very poor season, and lots of fans are losing faith in Peter Hutton as manager. However, it would seem that there's bigger problems behind the scenes at the club and that's where the fans are more unhappy. During the transfer window, Peter Hutton has been able to bring in Mark Quigley to bolster Derry's attacking line-up and his capture may give Derry the sort of lift they need. However, it's been two weeks since they played Cork and so Derry should be a bit out of sorts having only played 2 competitive games in the last month. Bray are without goalkeeper Stephen McGuinness for today's game, but having signed Peter Cherrie last weekend, they have a welcome replacement. He'll definitely start in goal today. Otherwise Mick Cooke should have a full squad to choose from for this game. Derry are without the suspended Aaron Barry but otherwise Peter Hutton should have a full squad to choose from. Only Nathan Boyle is definitely not available as he moved to Finn Harps on loan. I think there's a good chance of this game ending in a stalemate. Neither team is playing very well this season. As it happens, both teams are the lowest scoring teams in the league. Derry have only scored 12 goals while Bray have scored just one more goal more. Neither team has the sort of form or quality to rise above the other, and both teams are simply mediocre. Mick Cooke will have his team organised and ready to avoid losing, while Peter Hutton will have his team cautiously looking to take all three points. Therefore a draw is the best value bet in this game I feel. At odds of 3.37, there's certainly value. There's also a very good chance of a lack of goals, and so an under 2.5 goals bet may also be worthwhile. However, there is currently little value on this line. Good luck! My tip: Draw @ 3.37 odds with Pinnacle (1/10 stakes)

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Shamrock Rovers v Limerick FC Shamrock Rovers: Seán O’Connor (10/2 m), Keith Fahey (12/0 m), Stephen McPhail (13/0 m), Mikey Drennan (16/10 f, top scorer, suspended) Limerick FC: - Daily updated injuries and suspensions information from more then 50 football leagues and competitions at: www.injuriesandsuspensions.com

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It's not a league game today, instead it's a League Cup semi-final game. I'm just posting it here anyway. Galway United -v- Dundalk, League Cup semi-final, kick-off at 5pm local time It's a Bank Holiday Monday in Ireland and that means the League Cup semi-finals are taking place. Galway United host Dundalk at Eamonn Deacy Park in the second of the League Cup semi-finals kicking off this afternoon. Galway United have done very well to make it to the semi-finals and Tommy Dunne's men will have no fear as they face Dundalk today. Having beaten First Division, Non-League and Premier Division opposition to get this far, they unfortunately must endure a mini-injury crisis ahead of this game. They are only able to boast around 15 fit first team players, while many of their key players are missing. Regardless, Tommy Dunne has asked his players to go out and give the League Cup holders a game and I expect Galway will do just that, not having been in a cup final since 1997. Dundalk returned to winning ways on Friday night beating Bray 1-0 away from home, and thus kept the gap between themselves and Cork at 6 points in the league. Today's game offers them some respite from the pressures of the league, and as cup holders, they'll want to defend that right. However, Stephen Kenny is expected to give a few of his sure starters a break from first team football, as they've had little chance to recover from their Champions League duties since exiting a week and a half ago. There could be a number of changes as a result, and that's a healthy thing for Dundalk as there are some good fringe players in their squad. They should still be quite a strong team however and they'll go to Galway believing in their abilities to win. Galway will be without the following players: attacking midfielder Ryan Connolly, top league goal scorer Enda Curran, left back Marc Ludden, fringe players Conor Barry and Andy O'Connell. Young striker Padraic Cunningham picked up a knock on his knee and is rated very doubtful for this game too. All these absences certainly weaken Galway's chances, but Tommy Dunne believes his team is still strong enough to give Dundalk a fearless performance. Dundalk will be without the suspended Chris Shields in midfield. Meanwhile, new signings and attackers Ciaran Kilduff and Sean Maguire are unavailable. Ciaran Kilduff is cup tied and Sean Maguire has not received international clearance after his move back from England. Kenny will give some squad members a starting place, but it's likely Dundalk will still field a very strong team. Brothers Colm and Daryl Horgan are likely to feature against each other today, which offers a brotherly element to this cup semi-final. I think goals are likely in this game too, because Galway are the second worst defensive team in the Premier Division. They'll treat this game no different to usually, whereas Dundalk will probably be less worried about defeat and therefore be less cautious to the wind. Galway are quite weakened and therefore perhaps more susceptible to their opposition today, while it's well known Dundalk are the best attacking team in the league. I can see both teams scoring in this game, but I think there's better value on goals. Therefore I think over 3 goals is a good bet for this game. Both games between these teams in the league this season have ended in at least 3 goals (3-0 and 4-2 to Dundalk), while Galway's previous three league cup games ended in over 3 goals on two occasions (3-2, 4-3 and 1-0). Dundalk won't be as concentrated at the back as they usually are and with rotations likely in their defence and midfield, they'll be more open to conceding. If both teams score, which I do expect, then it's very likely there will be three goals in this game, and I certainly think 4 or 5 goals are very possible too. Minimum value on this line should be 2.00, while it's worth having the comfort of a void bet if only 3 goals are scored. Good luck! My tip: Over 3 goals @ 2.06 odds with Pinnacle (1 unit stake)

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