Drogheda United vs Dundalk
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 16th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hunky Doris Park.
The reigning champions will be looking to recover from a painful 0-3 defeat to their arch-rivals Cork City this Friday when they travel to Hunky Doris Park to face the league’s newcomers Drogheda United.
Pete Mahon’s side did not score a single goal in last five matches in Premier Division.
However, they did not concede one in last three games either (since the devastating 5-0 loss to Cork City.
We have to mention that Drogheda faced the likes of Bray Wanderers and Derry City during the run which means that Dundalk will have quite a task to score and get the full pray from Hunky Doris Park.
It is now obvious that the champions will lose their crown. The Lilywhites just don’t seem competitive to Cork City who showed the determination to end Dundalk’s domination from the very first round of the new Premir Division season.
Stephen Kenny’s side has kept five consecutive clean sheets before the mentioned catastrophe against Cork City and we can expect to see them recovering against a poor attacking line of Drogheda’s.
Drogheda United vs Dundalk: Head to head
Drogheda United used to be competitive back at the time, but the most recent history has seen a complete domination from Dundalk when it comes to head to head encounters.
The Lilywhites claimed six consecutive wins, including the one from late March this year when David McMillan, Michael Duffy and Brain Gartland got their names on the scoresheet at Oriel Park.
Drogheda United vs Dundalk: Prediction
We don’t see a high scoring affair this time around since none of the two sides can be proud of their attacking form.
This can especially be said for the hosts who failed to find the back of the net in five consecutive fixtures.
Drogheda United vs Dundalk: Bet Tips
The top bet will be Dundalk to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 1.83 at Bet365
We will alternatively take Under 2.5 goals FT bet for 2.13 odds at Pinnacle.