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Dundalk 1/2 to beat Finn Harps in Saturday’s Irish Premier Division matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 15 Jul 2021

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Dundalk win

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Looking to continue on what has been a real purple patch of late, Dundalk will host a struggling Finn Harps on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, picking up what was a deserved 1-0 victory away at Welsh outfit Newtown while on European duties in midweek, Dundalk managed to extend on their adventure with a real romp. Eventually landing a thumping 5-0 aggregate win, the former Irish champions do find themselves enjoying a purple patch. While they might still be battling it out at the wrong end of the Premier Division table, The Lilywhites have won four of their last five matchups across all formats. With it appearing that their 3-1 defeat against Shamrock Rovers earlier in the month was just a minor blip, Head Coach Vinny Perth should be smelling a golden chance this weekend. It should also be noted, Dundalk have won back-to-back matchups on home soil for the first time since way back in February.

As for the visitors, while the mood in Dundalk’s camp should be at a real high following their European exploits in midweek, the same cannot be said for a struggling Finn Harps side. Putting in what was another hugely worrying display last weekend and hit with a shock 1-0 defeat against fellow relegation contenders Waterford, they have the feel of a club in crisis. Now firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, Ollie Horgan’s side are in the midst of a seven-match winless run. Collecting just a pair of points since the end of May, The Harps have also shown a host of issues on the road. Last seen outside of Ballybofey getting hit with back-to-back 3-1 and 4-1 defeats against Drogheda and St Patrick’s Athletic, we’re backing what should be another home victory here.

Bet: Dundalk 1/2 to beat Finn Harps in Saturday’s Irish Premier Division matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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