Eircom League Preview:

Eircom League Preview: Date 12.10.07 Premier Division: This is the biggest Game of the Weekend: Longford Town v Waterford United (Flancare Park, 7.30 pm) A loyal band of Longford Town supporters who travelled to Terrylands Park on Friday unfurled a banner that read ‘Paint €10, Bed sheet €12, Survival Priceless. Longford went down to a late goal from Galway United Wes Charles in the 74 th to give United a priceless point in their battle to stay in the Premier League, Going into this game with Waterford is a must win game for both sides to stay up, and with Waterford United winning at home to Derry City and the gap at the bottom of the league being 5 points it will hard to see Longford staying up. Prediction: Heart says Longford to win. Sligo Rovers v St. Patrick’s Athletic (The Showground’s, 7.45 pm) Paul Cooks Sligo Rovers side went down to injury time goal from Drogheda United Jason Gavin. Sligo might well have snatched the lead midway through the first half when Faz Kudozovic’s header was saved by Dan Connor while the Sligo man couldn’t pounce to slot home the rebound. Darren Mansaram again hit the net to beat Saint Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park. The 1-0 win for Bohemians in the Premier Division, could do untold damage to the Saints’ aspirations of even claiming a European or Setanta spot. This was a poor result for St Pats and will not fancy the trip to the Showground’s. Prediction: Home Win for the Rovers. Bohemians v Galway United (Dalymount Park, 7.45 pm) Prediction: Galway had a good win over Longford and with Bohemians beating St Pats this looks to be close Galway to pick up a point.   Bray Wanderers v Cork City (Carlisle Grounds, 7.45 pm) Prediction: Bray pick up a great point away to UCD, and Cork City beating Shamrock Rovers. But Eddie Gormley side have already pick up points from Cork home win for me.  Derry City v U.C.D. (Brandywell Stadium, 7.45 pm)  Predtion: Home win for Derry City. {Insert Image of Paul Doolin} Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda United (Tolka Park, 8.00 pm) Pat Sully Shamrock Rovers go into this game on the back of two defeats and have drop out of the title race. Rovers went down to Cork City in their last game. Paul Doolin Drogheda side moved within touching distance of their first league title. A win in this game could see Drogheda crowned champions, but a more realistic target is their home game with Cork City.  First Division: Athlone Town v Shelbourne Dermot Lennon Athlone Town, go into the game on the back of reports of disquiet and financial problems although their form has picked up somewhat in recent weeks. In the Town last game they went down to John Gills Dundak 2-1, this game with Shelbourne  is a must win to put some pride back into the team and end the  season on a high and not a damp squid.  Shelbourne’s hopes of clinching fourth place in the First Division may have slipped away following a 0-0 draw with Kilkenny City at Tolka Park. Mark O’Brien missed a glorious chance to put Shels ahead midway through the first half but somehow missed the target with the goal at his mercy. Prediction: Shelbourne to seal the points. Kilkenny City v Cobh Ramblers: Prediction: Away win for me. Finn Harps v Limerick 37: Prediction: Harps look like champion all the way.