Soccer – Bohemians @ Bray Wanderers

The 2nd match of the day comes from….you guessed it the Irish Premier League.  This match is very similar to the match this morning from the Finland Premier League.  Bray Wanderers and Bohemians sit in 5th and 6th position on the table respectively with a 5 point differential between the two.  Let’s go behind the numbers for this one…..

Bohemians

Overall Record:  7-5-6

On the Road:  4-2-3

Last 5:  1-1-3

Bray Wanderers

Overall Record:  9-4-4

At Home:  5-1-2

Last 5:  4-1-0

Of the 2 club matches on the Streak today this would be the one I would risk a streak on because of the recent play of the two teams.  Bray is playing really well of late including a home win against Shamrock(1st on the table) while Bohemians are coming off a 3-0 loss at Derry City.  These two have met twice this year with Bray winning at home and a draw at Bohemians.  I normally like the draw in these kind of soccer matches but I am going with the home team in this one.

Pick:  Bray Wanderers  Win

Soccer – Shamrock Rovers @ Bray Wanderers

The last time that the Shamrock Rovers (8-4-1) faced the Bray Wanderers (6-4-4) the Rovers suffered their only loss of the year. Thursday Shamrock looks to get revenge, this time on the road. Shamrock can clinch a Irish Premier League title with a victory and will be going all out for a win. Shamrock is the clear favorite in this one despite being on the road. Bray might have beaten Shamrock earlier this year but at this point they are safe from relegation and cannot hope to get into Europe or really gain anything else. Surely Bray wants to win but Shamrock has far more motivation in this one.

Shamrock Rovers

Table: 1st (2 point lead)

Record: 8-4-1

Road Record: 3-4-0

Last 5: 3-2-0

Last 5 on Road: 2-3-0

Goal Differential On Road: +6

Bray Wanderers

Table: 7th

Record: 6-4-4

Home Record: 3-1-3

Last 5: 1-2-2

Last 5 at Home: 3-0-2

Goal Differential at Home: +-0

Bray has been fairly respectable at home but at this point in the season they have little to play for other than pride. Home pitch advantage is a pretty big advantage and recent history also favors Bray but Shamrock can clinch a title with a win here and I expect them to go for it.

Pick: Shamrock Rovers to Win