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Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

St Patrick's look a solid bet on their travels

Waterford can boss Munster derby

Kevin Toner (red shirt) is part of a powerful St Patrick's back four
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Kick-offs 7.45pm Friday

St Patrick's Athletic can expose the frailties in Derry City's make-up by taking three points at Brandywell.

The old ground is looking much better since its renovation and Derry have taken to the artificial surface like ducks to water, battering Limerick and Bray.

However, it would be foolish to read too much into those victories and Patrick's have been more impressive in general this season.

They are much better defensively, although goals have not come easily, with Christy Fagan struggling for form.

That said, Derry are no great shakes at the back, and Pat's will fancy their chance of a few goals on this trip.

Pat's held Dundalk to a 0-0 draw recently and their back four, with Kevin Toner and the excellent Lee Desmond in the centre of defence, offer up few chances. They look a good bet at 13-8 with your money returned if the match is drawn.

Waterford have been weak in the market for the Munster derby against Limerick, who are especially goal-shy.

The visitors are a far better side than Limerick so it may hinge on how bad the surface is at Markets Field but the price looks big about the classy away team.

Limerick have already held Cork City at home and are not giving much away at the back, but they are limited.

Dundalk are probably short enough at home to Bohemians, who won at Oriel last season, while Cork should breeze past Bray but are priced accordingly.

Shamrock Rovers host Sligo, who have been well backed. However, the home side have an excellent record at Tallaght and should have too much for the visitors.

The big game in Division One sees Galway host Longford Town, but the odds are hard to contest.

Recommendations
St Patrick's draw no bet
2pts 13-8 Betfair, Paddy Power
Waterford -0.5 on Asian handicap
2pts 5-6 bet365

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Pat's held Dundalk to a 0-0 draw and their back four, with Kevin Toner and the excellent Lee Desmond in the centre of defence, offer up few chances
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