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Bitesize Prediction: Drogheda vs Shelbourne – 04/07/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 3 Jul 2024

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Shelbourne win

Odds: 19/20 @ 1xBet

Two sides who find themselves scrapping it out at opposite ends of the Premier Division table, Shelbourne will travel to Drogheda on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Drogheda might have eventually clung to their Premier Division status last season, Kevin Doherty’s men have continued on a public top-flight nightmare this time around. Breaking a string of unwanted records and sat rock-bottom of the table, the Dogs open the midweek fixtures sat nine points adrift of Premier Division safety. Last seen putting in another woeful display as they slumped to a routine 5-1 drumming at the hands of Derry City, the County Louth-based outfit have collected just a single point from any other previous seven top-flight appearances. With their extended issues underlined by a 3-0 defeat away at Galway on June 13th, Drogheda have continued to show some glaring struggles at both ends of the pitch. It should also be noted, the leading relegation scrappers have mustered just a sole Premier Division victory from any of their last 11 straight attempts – a rut that stems all the way back to April 26th.

As for the visitors, while Drogheda might find themselves at the heart of a public Premier Division crisis, Shelbourne are enjoying what has been a major top-flight fairytale. Last seen putting in another dominant display as they secured a routine 2-0 win at home against Galway, Damien Duff’s men are riding what has been a major wave of momentum. Remarkably leading the chase at the top of the table and pencilled in as a leading title contender, the one-time Chelsea star should find the mood in his camp at a red-hot high. Holding a two-point buffer over the chasing pack and rightfully receiving a string of praise, Thursday’s guests have won all of their last three Premier Division appearances by an aggregate score of 4-0. Likewise, it should also be noted, Shelbourne have collected 18 points from just their previous seven Premier Division matchups. Two sides firmly battling it out at opposite ends of the table, we are backing an away victory for the league leaders here.

Bet: Shelbourne 19/20 to beat Drogheda in Thursday’s Irish Premier Division battle @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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