Zach Hughes joins us as guest pundit to preview this weeks First Division games.
Cork City V Treaty United
It’s a Munster Derby in Turners Cross tomorrow night as league leaders Cork City host Treaty United. The sides have faced off 4 times already this season with 3 in the League and 1 in the Munster Senior Cup. In total Cork City have scored 15 goals and have conceded none.
Anything other than a Cork City win in this games will be a shock. City are currently 3 points clear of second place Galway and will be hoping to keep it that way or even extend it should results go their way. While Treaty United are 2 points clear of Wexford FC in the battle for the last play off place. Both sides need the points for different reasons but it should be a Cork win in this game
Waterford V Galway United
3rd place Waterford will be hoping to make some ground on second place Galway in the RSC tomorrow night. Waterford come into this game having defeated Treaty United 2-1 away from home last week while Galway had to come from behind to finish level with Wexford FC in Eamon Deacy Park.
This will be the 4th time the sides have met this season with Galway winning 2 of the previous 3 encounters and the other finishing as a draw. Both sides are probably guaranteed their spot in the playoffs but Galway will want to get back to winning ways so they can keep the pressure on Cork City.
A tight game will be expected down in Waterford and wouldn’t be surprised if it ended in a draw.
Wexford V Cobh Ramblers
Big game for 6th place Wexford FC on Friday night as a win could put them back in the playoff positions should Treaty United fail to win in Turners Cross.
The Form guide suggests that Wexford FC should be winning this game as they have won all 3 previous encounters this season and Cobh Ramblers have only won 1 game in their previous 5.
This should be the game that gets Wexford back into the playoff places.
Bray V Longford Town
Final game of the weekend sees Bray Wanderers host Longford Town in the Carlisle Grounds. Longford have slipped back into the chasing packs sight with defeats and could do with the win to get them away again. Bray are more than likely out of the playoff chase and will be looking to cement that 7th place finish.
The sides have met 3 times already this season and have all been close games. Longford have won 2 of these games by just 1 goal and the other finishing in a draw.
Another close game can be expected once again and would expect Longford to just snatch it.
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