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Mervue – Longford

As i said in limeric-Finn analise, only Longford and Limeric will fight for title. longford is currently first with pointh more than Limeric and they must keep winning if they want stay on top. Squad is fully fit, there are no problems, atmosphere is great. Yes, they was embarresed in cup and loose than against rivals Limeric but it was few weeks ago, now, with win over Finn good atmosphere and selfconfidence come back and there is no reason why not win today.
Mervue is poor, weak team which won just 8 points in 14 rounds (Longford 34) and i cannot see how they can suprise Longford today. Two important defenders are out, Farrell (7/0) for some time and McSweeney (8/0) is out 2nd game. Two months ago Longford beat them 4-2 (after leading 4-0) and i expect now another Longford victory.

Published Jun-29-2012, 12:24 CET

Betting option: 1X2 / Moneyline
Pick: 2
Odds: 1.8
Bookmaker: bet365


Dundalk – Sligo

One of worst league teams, Dundalk (currently just UCD weaker) will host best team, Sligo. Two players are back for them, McDonnell (mf 13/0) and Rafter (att 13/3). Out are: Hanley(gk 1/0),McLaughlin(df 9/0),McKenna(att 5/0). That’s not so important. Important is that they played league cup game with droghead before 4 days, palyed 120 minutes and loose on penaltyes. They dont have quality roster so it can affect on players. Aso on eother team always affect on players, financial problems. There is no money, players want’s leave club, bankrupcy is posible.
On the other side best club in country which unbeliveble loose vs UCD (1-0) and played draw (0-0) with Bohemians. But the self-confidence come back few days ago with 4-0 vitory over Derry City in league cup. So, they solve it qouickly (not as their opponents play 120 min + penaltyes), they dont have financial woes and they must come back with league winnings after 2 round without win. St Patrick’s come on 4 pts and there is no time to make mistakes any more. Sure away win

Published Jun-29-2012, 12:38 CET

Betting option: Euro handicap (1X2)
Pick: -1eh sligo
Odds: 2.4
Bookmaker: Sportingbet


Limerick – Finn Harps

1,2-1,25 odds on home win tell everything. Hosts are big favorites here. They are only club which can make problems to Longford and fights for a title, they have just one point less than tham but much better goal difference, they played good recently, won last 6 league games (which made them best form  club) and there are no new missings in their team. out are two midfielders Collins (2/0) and Gamble (11/2 – suspended) but back are Treacy (df 9/1), Judge (mf 0/0 – finaly back, very important last season, 29/6, will play from first minute) than Bradley (mf 11/1) and Quinn (att 7/1).
On the other side brave but not so quality Finn. They try play nice attacking football but there is lot space in defence and Limeric good players will use that oportunity. In last 6 games they loose 5, won just worst league team – Galway. Clarke (mf 10/3) and McHugh (att 11/4) are back, that are their two important players but out are still Carlin (df 7/0), O’Donnell (att 2/0) and Curtis (att 11/2).
With right aproach limeric should won this easly (2,02 SBO)

Published Jun-29-2012, 12:08 CET

Betting option: Asian Handicap
Pick: Limerick -1,5ah
Odds: 2.02
Bookmaker: SBO