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About the League of Ireland First Division

The League of Ireland First Division runs from February through to September, known as a 'Summer League' with each team competing in twenty-seven matches.

This means you can get Irish First Division betting tips between those months from our football tipsters.

During the off-season why not see what our 'Best Football Tipsters' are predicting in other leagues?

If you fancy yourself a bit of an expert on Irish football then why not join in the 'Tipster Competition?

Add your tips and you could also win some of the monthly cash prizes and it's all FREE to enter.

For the latest news, fixtures, results and standing for the League of Ireland First Division, head over to the official site for the Irish leagues.

Using the Irish First Division Football Tips

For each scheduled round in the League of Ireland First Division, you will see a list of matches, each match will have the date and kickoff time for the game.

Highlighted for each match, for your convenience, is the most tipped outcome for the match. This can come from an array of markets.

So it may be a full-time results prediction, a first goalscorer prediction, a btts prediction or one from one of the many other markets covered.

The number of tips for the outcome and the total number on the market are both also displayed. Using those two numbers we can see the percentage of tips for the outcome.

The 'Value Rating' is a guide to how much value there is for the tip, this is displayed by a five-star rating, the more highlighted stars, the more value.

To place a bet on any of the Irish First Division football predictions you can use the 'Add' to betslip option. Add as many or as few picks as you wish.

Once happy with your betslip, you can then select the bookmaker who is currently offering the best odds and your betslip will be transferred over to their site. 

League of Ireland First Division Format and Past Winners

The Irish First Division is the second tier of the Irish Football League system. The league consists of ten teams who are competing for two spots in the Irish Premier Division.

Each team plays twenty-seven matches during the season with the eventual champions claiming the automatic promotion spot to the Premier Division.

The sides finishing in third and fourth play a playoff match with the winner going on to play the team who finished second.

The winner of that match goes into the play-off final where they will face the team who finished second from bottom in the Premier Division.

The winner of the playoff final will then be a participant in the Premier League the following season.

Here are the past ten winners of the Irish First Division:

SeasonChampionsRunners-upThird place
2023Galway UnitedWaterfordCobh Ramblers
2022Cork CityWaterfordGalway United
2021ShelbourneGalway UnitedUCD
2020Drogheda UnitedBray WanderersUCD
2019ShelbourneDrogheda UnitedLongford Town
2018UCDFinn HarpsShelbourne
2017WaterfordCobh RamblersUCD
2016LimerickDrogheda UnitedUCD
2015Wexford YouthsFinn HarpsUCD
2014Longford TownShelbourneGalway F.C.

Ireland First Division Statistics

To help with your Ireland First Division tips and bets the following 5-year Ireland First Division statistics may come in handy.

Home Wins66 (49%)31 (35%)57 (43%)53 (37%)72 (40%)
Draws25 (19%)15 (17%)32 (24%)35 (24%)43 (24%)
Away Wins44 (33%)42 (48%)45 (34%)56 (39%)65 (36%)
BTTS (Yes)68 (50%)40 (45%)69 (51%)80 (56%)95 (53%)
Over 2.5 Goals74 (55%)47 (53%)73 (54%)87 (60%)104 (58%)
Goals Per Game2.902.932.692.993.06

Correct Scores

The top 5 most occurring Correct Scores over the past five seasons:

  • 1-0 = 60 (9% or 10/1)
  • 1-1 = 56 (8% or 11/1)
  • 2-1 = 55 (8% or 11/1)
  • 0-1 = 54 (8% or 11/1)
  • 0-0 = 49 (7% or 13/1)

James Banting and Andy Powell, created and maintain OLBG's comprehensive European Football coverage of the Irish First Division, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their work.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

Through the creating and maintaining of the European football content, James has developed an in-depth understanding of the European leagues, including the La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

During the process of both creating and maintaining the content of the European football leagues, Andy has gained a profound insight into the European leagues. He has a keen eye for detail and a knack for analyzing the intricacies of the game.
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