Football Tips: Alan Cawley’s FAI Cup Final 4 best bets for Bohemians v St Pats

Paddy's Irish football expert could not be more up for the cup if he tried.

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It’s a brilliant fixture on the showpiece day for the league. I absolutely love the FAI Cup, I can’t wait for the game on Sunday. It’s remarkable really that it’s the first time these two have met in the final.


Huge interest in it, I think they’re going to break the record in terms of sales for the final with 30,000 tickets sold. It promises to be a great occasion and it’s very, very hard to separate the teams.

Sunday 4pm: Bohemians v St Patricks


Bohemians to Win

I’m not sure where the edge is going to come from. But if you were to break it down, both teams score loads of goals. Bohs have scored 60 goals, Pats have scored 56.

Bohs do have the top scorer in their team with Georgie Kelly who has scored over 20 goals in all competitions this year. He’s just got himself back fit, scored last week in the league as well.

If I was to edge it towards anybody it would probably be Bohs just because of the fact they have the top marksman in their team. I’ll say Bohemians to Win.

Both Teams to Score

In the last few years we’ve had tightly-contested games between clubs with big rivalries. If you look at this game on Sunday it’s very much 50/50 and both teams like to play an attractive, attacking brand of football.

They’ll love the big, wide-open expanse of the Aviva and I think both teams will go out fancying their chances. We could, hopefully, be in for a high-scoring game which would only add to the spectacle. I’d be fancying Both Teams To Score.

Georgie Kelly to Score First

If you’re asking me for a goalscorer, I’ve already mentioned the man. He’s had a brilliant year, he’ll probably get player of the year as well. He’s the top marksman of the league, Georgie Kelly. My money would be on Kelly to Score First.

Alistair Coote to Score Anytime

As an outside bet I would go for Ali Coote to Score Anytime as well. He takes freekicks, takes set pieces, scored a couple of goals at The Aviva during the European run as well so I’d go for Kelly first goalscorer and Coote Anytime.

FAI Cup final tips

Bohemians to Win
Both Teams To Score
Georgie Kelly to Score First
Alistair Coote to Score Anytime

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