Tuesday, September 21, 2010



We discussed Bohemians very recently (see below), that win over Drogheda allowed them to close the gap on Shamrock Rovers to just 4 points and they can smell another championship trophy for the boardroom. However, with six rounds to play they cannot afford any slip ups and this is a massive game as it will really put the pressure on the leaders ahead of a big two clash next month.

Sligo are strong at home (8-3-3) but are meeting the best away team in the IPL and they seem unlikely to be as hungry as the visitors, especially with a cup final to play this weekend, hosts have several players carrying knocks and with also a FAI semi final to play shortly, they have indicated that league results might be sacrificed in an attempt to win the two other trophies, as a result, they are likely to rest a couple of starters tonight. That semi final is against Bohemians by the way and conspiracy theorists could have a field day with that one ! Bohs will be without Jason McGuiness tonight, but have already won here once this season and with such a huge desire and in their best form of the campaign, I take them to keep the pressure on Shamrock in a title race which is set to go down to the wire.

Bohemians -0.25 2.09

September 13th


Hosts are arguably the strongest squad in the IPL and after a stop start campaign, they finally look to have found their true form and have won five of their last six, drawn the other and kept four clean sheets in that sequence. A run which has coincided with the emptying of their treatment room for the first time in an injury hit season and now they have options all over the pitch.

They are 7 points behind leaders Shamrock Rovers, with seven rounds to play and with a draw no value at all, will be going all out for all three points tonight against an out of sorts opponent whom they normally beat. Drogheda have lost of their last eight and all four of their last four visits here without scoring, home and away they have lost 9 from 10 against the Bohs. The visitors are short of options and were forced to play a couple out of position at home to Dundalk
three days ago when they conceded three times.

Hosts scored three themselves against UCD on friday with a very attack orientated line up and had enough chances to have doubled that number, similar approach tonight and it is hard to see beyond a home win and the only issue is two or more goals ? I say a resounding yes !

Bohemians -1.5 goals 1.95.

Good Luck.

1 comment:

forget 4P said...

Thanks for a very nice blog! In Sweden I've seen a few picks for Everton hcp -1,5 against Brentford tonight. Do you have any info about this? Yakubu, Cahill, Neville maybe starts.. Thanks!