An unbeaten Cork City side go head-to-head with title rivals Dundalk
Cork City can open up a six-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League on Saturday evening when they welcome reigning champions Dundalk to Turner's Cross.
John Caulfield's side have won all five of their opening league games and come off the back of their late 2-1 victory against Shamrock Rovers last week.
Turner's Cross is expected to be a sell-out and Caulfield says it's a positive to be back on home soil.
"It’s good to be at home after being away for three of the first five games, so we are looking forward to that," he said in a statement. "The fact that it will be a sell-out is great, and the atmosphere should be fantastic."
Dundalk, meanwhile, have already been beaten by their title rivals in the season-opening President's Cup. Stephen Kenny's men have won four from five games this season, with their 3-1 defeat away to Derry City their only hiccup in the league.
Derry City, meanwhile, will not be in action this weekend. Their scheduled game with Galway United has been postponed following the passing of club captain, Ryan McBride.
Family, friends and supporters all turned out in huge numbers to mark the passing of Derry City club captain, Ryan McBride, this week. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty
St Patrick's Athletic will look to move off the foot of the table when they welcome Shamrock Rovers to Richmond Park.
Keith Long's Bohemians can make it three wins in their last four games when they travel to Drogheda.
After a bright start, Limerick have found points hard to come by and will be up against Bray Wanderers who find themselves in the top four.
Sligo Rovers picked up the first win of their league campaign last week against Bray. They'll look to build on that momentum when they visit Finn Harps on Saturday night.
Cork City vs. Dundalk, Turner's Cross (3pm)
St Patrick's Athletic vs. Shamrock Rovers, Richmond Park (5pm)
Drogheda United vs. Bohemian FC, United Park (5.30pm)
Bray Wanderers vs. Limerick FC, Carlisle Grounds (7.30pm)
Finn Harps vs. Sligo Rovers, Finn Park (7.45pm)
Waterford FC vs. Wexford FC, Regional Sports Centre (6pm)
Athlone Town vs. Shelbourne, Athlone Town Stadium (7.45pm)
Cabinteely vs. Cobh Ramblers, Stradbrook (7.45pm)
UCD vs. Longford, UCD Bowl (7.45pm)