Friday football accumulator
Four-fold from the Irish Premier Division
We’re now exactly a fortnight away from the opening match of the 2017/18 Premier League season, and the summer break seems to have just flown by. Before Arsenal host Leicester City on Friday 11th August, there’s plenty to get through, including Champions League and Europa League qualifiers, as well as the start of the football league seasons in England and Scotland.
A quiet Friday ahead of us in comparison this week, but there’s more than enough to keep punters busy, with matches going across Europe. We focus on the Irish Premier Division for our football fix, and have picked out four teams worth having. Follow us to a £10 stake and £52.20 will be your prize if we’re right.
Cork beat Galway
Cork City continue to tighten their iron grip over the Irish top flight, and sit 15 points ahead of the chasing pack with a couple of games in hand. A stunning winning run has made them a banker to go on and win the league, and that much has been obvious for a while now. They hammered nearest rival Dundalk 3-0 recently, and that shows just how dominant they are at this level. Cork are more than capable of going through the rest of the season unbeaten, starting with victory over Galway on Friday. A home win is 1/4, and that looks about right.
Bray Wanderers beat Finn Harps
Bray are an inconsistent lot, and have proved costly to follow at times this season, but they go into the weekend on the back of two impressive wins, beating Galway and Derry. There hasn’t been an awful lot in either match, taking both by a one goal margin, but Bray have shown a real willingness to win, and that fighting spirit will see them bank another maximum pay-out here. Finn Harps have lost their last two, both without scoring, and we’re with the hosts at 17/20.
St Patricks beat Drogheda Utd
The one away win in our four-fold, and St Pats are picked to do the business on the road. This won’t be an easy task but, on their day, the selections are good enough to match any side in this league. St Pats are another difficult team to nail down this season, drawing with Galway and Limerick recently, but they must be fancied against bottom of the league, and a team on a three-match losing run. The fact the away day is 8/15 tells its own story.
Shamrock beat Bohemians
Lastly, top-three contenders Shamrock Rovers to beat bottom-six side Bohemians. The visitors have shown improved form of late, picking up recent wins over Sligo and St Pats, but both are below them in the current pecking order, and they face a much tougher test here. Shamrock bagged seven points from nine, beating Drogheda and Finn Harps, while ending level vs St Pats. We’re hoping they do the business at 1/2.