Dundalk vs Galway United
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Monday, 26th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).
The 2017 Irish Premier Division is done and dusted even before we reached the half-way mark. So has been the form of Cork City, who has now pulled a 19 match unbeaten run and Dundalk on the second spot are massive 18 points behind.
However, Dundalk has everything to play for as their main focus will be to remain inside the top three of the table for a spot in next season’s Europa League. The Bray Wanderers on third are just four point behind, while Shamrock Rovers are closing in on a four point gap.
Dundalk are coming on the back of consecutive wins, which came after the disappointing 3-0 loss to Cork City. That defeat is the only one in their last seven games.
At home, Dundalk have a strong record this season with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from 10 games. Their defending is also commendable after having let 8 goals during the period, while scoring a massive 20.
Galway United’s fight will be to avoid relegation this season as they have fallen to the rock bottom of the league table. Just 2 wins from 19 games summarize the poor ability of their squad. But the 15 points earned so far give them a glimmer of hope, which is just 3 points below safety.
Away from home, Galway are without a win in the current campaign. Moreover, their last away win in the Irish League has to be dated back to the start of last season – on June 2016 at Bray Wanderers.
Dundalk vs Galway United: Head-to-head
Galway defeated Dundalk 2-1 at home when the teams met earlier this season. This must come as a surprise, but Galway did the same in their home fixture against Dundalk last season as well. This makes it 2 wins each in the four league meetings for either sides, bringing parity in recent h2h meetings.
However, Galway haven’t defeated Dundalk in an away match since 2015. This is a 15 match unbeaten streak for Dundalk with 12 wins and 3 draws in the process.
Dundalk vs Galway United: Prediction
Surprises are not expected in this fixture as Dundalk looked like a more solid outfit as in the earlier phase of the season. Galway are easily the worst away side in the league over the past few seasons and little has changed.
Dundalk vs Galway United: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Dundalk/Dundalk.