Competition: Irish Premier Division
Market: Dundalk win
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Desperate to bring an end to what has been a downbeat run of form, Dundalk will welcome fellow strugglers Drogheda United to Oriel Park on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, watching their European adventure come to an end last week and also hit with a shock defeat last time out, Dundalk are a side desperately seeking a much-needed boost on Friday night. Coming off the back of a 1-0 loss against Derry City on the road and still looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, Head Coach Vinny Perth finds his side in the midst of a three-match losing run across all formats. However, despite seeing last month’s purple patch come to an abrupt end, this weekend’s hosts should be smelling a golden chance at Oriel Park. Boasting a stellar record against their fellow scrappers and previously picking up a 1-0 victory when they faced off against Drogheda back in June, Dundalk have won each of their last 15 straight matchups against Friday’s guests.
As for the visitors, while Drogheda might have found themselves enjoying their own purple patch back in May, the Premier Division returners are in the midst of a nightmare. Continuing to freefall their way down the table, Tim Clancy’s side are enduring a season-worst run over the past month. Last seen getting hit with a deserved 1-0 defeat against league leaders Shamrock Rovers last weekend, The Drogs have lost each of their last five straight matchups across all formats. Also watching their FAI Cup adventure come to an end at the hands of Derry City last month, Friday’s guests know they will face another stern test on the road this weekend. Given their woeful record against Dundalk, we’re backing a similar home victory this week.
Bet: Dundalk 4/6 to beat Drogheda United in Friday’s Irish Premier Division showdown @ 888sport
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