Dundalk vs Bohemians
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Oriel Park, Dundalk.
Cork City stopped Dundalk’s dominance by winning the title in the previous edition of the Premier Division, but the Lilywhites are on the best way to restore the crown. They are one point clear off Rebel Army in second place with a game in hand on Cork City.
With ten games left to play until the end of the season, it appears to be too high of a margin.
Stephen Kenny’s men are on a terrific run of 15 straight wins in all competition, including two victories over FCI Levadia in the first qualifying round of Europa League.
The Lilywhites will thus come into Sunday clash with bottom-half Bohemians as massive favourites in spite of the fact they played the Europa League fixture just three days ago against AEK Larnaca.
Fatigue should not be an issue given the obvious difference in quality between Dundalk and Bohemians.
Dundalk vs Bohemians: Head-to-head
The Lilywhites were absolutely dominant in the most recent history of head to head meetings with the Bohs.
Dundalk won as many as nine out of previous ten encounters with Bohemians.
Each of last four wins came by two or more goals difference, including both in this term of Premier Division.
Dundalk vs Bohemians: Prediction
Bohemians’ form has seen quite a few stumbling blocks throughout the season. They’ve been playing hot and cold ever since the start of the campaign.
Such inconsistency can best be noticed in their last two league games. The Bohs suffered a tough 0-3 defeat to fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers at home, only to demolish the rock-bottomed Bray Wanderers 6-0 seven days after.
Nevertheless, they really do not have much to hope for against the in-from table-toppers here and anything but a confident victory for the Lilywhites would represent a massive upset for us.
Pat Hoban will be the man to watch after as he notched an impressive 21-goal tally so far in the season. He scored three goals in last three appearances for Dundalk and he is our top recommendation for the anytime goal scorer pick.
Dundalk vs Bohemians: Bet Tips
Dundalk -1.5 handicap @ 1.90
HT/FT Dundalk/Dundalk @ 1.80.