Expert League of Ireland Predictions and football betting tips from Johnny Ward
Rovers and Dundalk ready to serve up a Friday night thriller
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Both teams to score in Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk
3pts Evs Hills
3pts 8-11 general
St Patrick's +0.25
2pts 41-40 Bet365
Galway draw no bet
2pts 21-20 BoyleSports
A resurgent Dundalk look capable of causing problems for a stuttering Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght on Friday.
Dundalk have been wildly erratic all season but Vinny Perth's return seems to have steadied matters for now and they were a bit more like their old selves when beating Derry last weekend. With Rovers so prone to giving away goals, Dundalk should have more than enough to create chances, for all that it is hard to have faith in them keeping the Hoops out.
Both of their clashes this season produced goals and plenty of chances, and this meeting is unlikely to be any different.
Waterford have improved under Mark Bircham but Derry should have too much for them before a few hundred fans at Brandywell. City have been terrific under Ruaidhri Higgins and look in a false position in the league table, with Waterford a bit flattered by recent results.
Bohemians against St Patrick's should be a cracking game in Dalymount, with Bohs' title challenge suffering a big blow when they again lost to Sligo last weekend. They've lost both of their games against St Patrick's and, while this is a hard one to call, the Saints look a shade of value in the Asian Handicap, having lost fewer games than any other side this season.
In Division 1, Galway have won three on the spin and look too big at UCD.
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