St Patrick's Athletic -v- Bohemians - Where can I watch it and what do I need to know?

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Darragh Markey of St Patrick's Athletic is pursued by Bohemians' Keith Ward. Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

The last of this season’s high-stakes Dublin derbies takes place on a Friday night that could see Bohemians confirm their Europa League spot while St Patrick’s Athletic look to keep their slimmer hopes alive.

The Gypsies travel to Richmond Park on the back of last Friday’s statement 2-1 win over champions Dundalk which has left them on the brink of a return to European football after a six-year absence.

Goals from Luke Wade-Slater and Andre Wright were enough to earn Keith Long’s side three points and open up an eight-point buffer from the Saints, who have three games remaining.

The Athletic, by contrast, have wobbled at the wrong time, with last week’s 2-0 defeat to Waterford stretching their run of league games without a goal, let alone a win, win to three.

Defeat for Bohs would still leave them in a strong position, while new Saints boss Stephen O’Donnell will approach the fixture with nothing to lose and that may make them a more dangerous outfit.

What time is the match?

Kick-off is 7.45pm.

Where is the match?

Richmond Park, Dublin 8.

Who is the referee?

Rob Harvey from Dublin is the referee.

Are there tickets available?

Tickets are on sale from Richmond Park and from the St Patrick’s Athletic website here. Away tickets are sold out.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ2.

Can I stream it online?

Republic of Ireland residents can watch the game on the RTÉ Player here.

Can I listen to live commentary on Extratime.ie?

Can I just shock you? You can. Keep an eye on the ET Mixlr channel closer to kick-off.

extratimeie is on Mixlr Who are they key players to watch?

 

Only bottom-placed UCD and Finn Harps have scored fewer goals than the Saints this season and their last league goal came in a 2-1 win over Finn Harps at the beginning of September.

Ronan Hale, Glen McAuley and Jake Walker have all been tried up top but, despite missing large chunks of the season with suspension, Mikey Drennan remains their key threat.

If the Athletic are to keep the race for Europe going to the final day, they’ll need the former Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers man to show the lethal finishing he’s capable of.

A first Ireland under-21 call-up for winger Danny Grant to the side travelling to Iceland this week was a well-deserved cap to a fine season for the teenager.

Grant has had to settle for a place on the bench at times but his frightening pace, trickery and end product ensure he’s now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Team news:

Ireland under-21 midfielder Jamie Lennon misses out for the Saints due to suspension. Danny Mandroiu is suspended for Bohs, while Darragh Leahy, Dinny Corcoran and Rob Cornwall are injured.

Read John Manning’s full match preview here.

Betting:

St. Patrick’s Athletic 7/5; Draw 11/5; Bohemians 2/11.

Full list of SSE Airtricity League fixtures (all 7.45pm kick-off unless stated):

St Patrick’s Athletic -v- Bohemians

Cabinteely -v- Drogheda United

Cork City -v- Dundalk

Finn Harps -v- Waterford

UCD -v- Shamrock Rovers