Competition: Irish First Division
Market: Drogheda United to score over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
With the chance to potentially climb back to top spot in the First Division, Drogheda will welcome Shamrock Rovers’ reserves to United Park on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Drogheda might have opened September with what was a shock 1-0 defeat against Cobh Ramblers, Tim Clancy’s men have bounced back in style. Putting on a clinical display over the weekend and landing a deserved 3-1 win away at UCD, the Clarets sit just two points adrift of top spot and a Premier Division return is at the top of their agenda. Really showing a clinical edge in front of goal and with no side in the second-tier bagging more than their 28 strikes this season, Drogheda have lost just one of their previous 10 First Division matchups and will be confident of making a similar statement in midweek. It should also be noted, in their last contest at United Park, Tuesday’s guests secured what was a thumping 5-1 romp against third-place Cabinteely earlier in the month, a result that Clancy rightfully billed as a season-best display.
As for the visitors, while the mood around United Park might be at a continued high, Shamrock Rovers II have rather drastically struggled to find their feet since opening September. Now firmly battling it out at the foot of the First Division table, Aidan Price’s men put in another sluggish display over the weekend as they were hit with a 2-0 defeat at home against Cabinteely. Now losing each of their last four First Division contests on the spin and knowing they could end the midweek fixtures sat rock-bottom of the standings, they also hold a real reputation for their glaring issues on the road. Including a 2-1 defeat away at Galway United last time on their travels, Shamrock’s second-string have managed to collect just three points over all six of their matchups away from Tallaght Stadium and we’re backing another tough night for Price’s side.
Bet: Drogheda United 1/2 to score over 1.5 goals against Shamrock Rovers II in Tuesday’s Irish First Division showdown @ 888sport
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