Charity betting column – Week 3

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The people of Longford show their support for St. Christopher’s at a protest march in 2014.

Having taken a rain check on Monday’s Premier Division fixtures, the ‘Between the Stripes’ charity betting column looks to continue it’s undefeated streak and build on the charity pot of €170 to date. For those of you unaware of our goals, it’s all about raising money for St.Christopher’s and full details on our charity drive are available here – https://betweenthestripesblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/between-the-stripes-charity-betting-column/ 

Without further ado, here are this weekends selection:

FOURFOLD: Limerick FC -1 (@5/6), UCD AFC -1 (@7/5), Shelbourne (@8/15) and Bohemians (@4/5). €5 returns €60.

Reasoning: 

Limerick FC V Cobh Ramblers – Nine goals scored in the opening two league games of the season, Limerick FC look set to conquer the First Division in 2016 and despite Cobh making a solid start with four points from a possible six, it’s difficult to see how Stephen Henderson’s men will be able to contain the in form Aaron Greene, who is even money to get on the scoresheet in a Limerick win.

UCD AFC V Waterford United – The “Students” got off the mark last time out with a hard fought derby day win over Cabinteely and while the opening day draw with Drogheda points to good form for Waterford, Roddy Collin’s men may be feeling fragile at the back following their 5-2 defeat at home to Limerick last time out. With promotion hopes this season, expect UCD to lay down a marker with an impressive win here.

Shelbourne V Cabinteely – An unexpected rest week was in store for “Shels” after their game with Athlone was called off due to floodlight failure last week. The “Reds” lost their opening game at home to Cobh and while “Cabo” won their first game at home to Athlone, they fell to UCD last weekend and Kevin Doherty will be targeting this Dublin derby as an opportunity to kickstart Shelbourne’s campaign.

Bohemians V Wexford Youths – Having beaten Sligo on home soil in week two, Bohemians will have been left extremely disappointed with their performance in a Dublin derby defeat against St.Pat’s on Monday, while despite also losing, Wexford deserved something in a fantastic display against Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght last week. On Monday night, Keegan’s men almost snatched a draw against Champions Dundalk, only for a late late goal to undo their excellent work. Three games in a week may take it’s toll on a team new to this level, so we opt for a tight home win. (1-0 Bohemians @11/2)  

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