Dundalk vs Drogheda United: Preview and Predictions

Dundalk vs Drogheda United Ireland Premier Division Match Preview 22nd September 2017

Dundalk vs Drogheda United
Ireland Premier Division
Date: September, 22nd September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).

The League of Ireland is at it’s closing weeks and Dundalk are set to finish second after winning the title for three years in a row. They are undone by Cork City’s brilliance and are a massive 14 points behind with 6 rounds left to play.

Yet, three points are at stake for Dundalk when they face a Drogheda United side sitting at the rock bottom of the league table. They need a couple of wins to confirm the second spot with the third placed Shamrock Rovers sitting at a 12 point gap.

The visitors managed just 4 wins from their 27 matches this season and are 12 points below safety. Drogheda United are without a win since May, a long streak of 17 games with 9 out of the last 10 being defeats.

It is pointless to compare the home versus away form here as Dundalk’s numbers are far better. However, it will be worth to note down that Dundalk scored 31 goals at home this season, while Drogheda conceded 30.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United: Head-to-head

Dundalk are unbeaten in the last 8 meetings with Drogheda in all competitions. Three of them came this season, two in the league and one in the FAI Cup. Dundalk netted 13 goals in those meetings conceding just 1.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United: Prediction

Dundalk are arguably one of the strongest home side in the league with an extremely good scoring record. Meantime, Drogheda are struggling on all departments of play. They must not have any difficulties in earning a massive win on Friday night.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United: Bet Tips

FT – Dundalk -2.5 Asian Handicap for 2.00 odds.

Over 1.5 first half goals for 1.87 odds.

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