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League of Ireland ResultsWaterford gained thier second win of the season with a 2-0 result over St Pats, Cork continued thier 100% record with a facile win at Sligo, and Shamrock Rovers finally got going in some style, slamming Bray Wanderers 6-0. Bohs went down 1-0 at home to Derry after a wasteful night in front of goal and Dundalk thumped Limerick at a snowy Oriel park. Last Friday's games were postponed due to weather conditions but we're back with a bang this week with a full bill of fixtures on Friday night.
Last week's results
|Mon 26 Feb||19:45||Waterford - St Patricks||2 - 0|
|Mon 26 Feb||19:45||Sligo Rovers - Cork City||1 - 4|
|Mon 26 Feb||20:00||Shamrock Rovers - Bray||6 - 0|
|Tues 27 Feb||19:45||Bohemians - Derry||0 - 1|
|Tues 27 Feb||19:45||Dundalk - Limerick||8 - 0|
Irish Premier League Table
Table is reproduced from Soccerstats
Irish League FixturesRound 4 of the season throws up a couple of interesting games taking place on Friday March 9th,
- Friday 9th - Bohemians v St Pats
- Friday 9th - Limerick v Bray
- Friday 9th - Sligo Rovers v Waterford
- Friday 9th - Dundalk v Cork City
- Friday 9th - Shamrock Rovers v Cork City
Irish Premier League "Match of the Week"This looks to be Dundalk v Cork City - Read our full Dundalk v Cork City Preview Here
Dundalk v Cork CitySee the full match preview and tips in the dedicated match preview
Bohemians v St PatsBohs were punished for wasting chances against Derry last week in a 1-0 defeat while Pats lost away to top division newcomers Waterford. Bohs will be hoping to have Dinny Corcoran back in the starting XI as he looks to form a partnership with new recruit Eoghan Stokes. Pats started the season off relatively well by running champions Cork close and grabbing an away win at Bray. They were well beaten by Waterford but look to have more of a goal threat this season.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals 23/10
Limerick v BrayLimerick and Bray suffered very heavy defeats last week. Liemrick were hammered 8-0 away to Dundalk and Bray were thrashed 6-0 away to Shamrock Rovers. It's likely that these two will be fighting it out for survival so this is already an important game and one that both sides will be desperate to win. Limerick have 4 points from their opening 3 games so you can argue the pressure is all on Bray to at least not lose this one. This could be a scrappy affair with both sides looking to shore up their defences after taking a battering.
Betting prediction: Both Teams To Score No 21/20
Sligo Rovers v WaterfordSligo have 1 win out of 3 so far and will play their fourth home game in a row as they host Waterford. They fell to a 4-1 defeat to Cork last time but that's not really what they'll be measured on. In Adam Morgan they have a goalscorer who should go on to reach the 15-goal mark this season. Waterford fans are understandly delighted with their start to the season following home wins over Derry & St Pats. They gave a good account of themselves away to Cork and look to be no pushovers back in the top league.
Betting Prediction: Both Teams to Score Yes 4/5 and BTTS & Waterford Win 4/1
Shamrock Rovers v Derry CityShamrock Rovers trounced Bray Wanderers 6-0 at Tallaght Stadium while Derry beat Rovers' great rivals Bohs 1-0 at Dalymount Park. Manager Kenny Shiels said he didn't expect his side to pick up any points in their first four games this season and has expressed his frustration at not being able to train at their new ground yet. This will be their fourth away game on the trot as The Brandywell is being readied for the game against Dundalk. You can expect a tight encounter here with Derry going about their business in similar fashion to the Bohs game.
Betting prediction: Under 2.5 Goals 4/6 and Half Time/Full Time Draw/Draw 4/1
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