Dundalk vs Limerick
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 4th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).
Dundalk are going through a bad patch at the moment after failing to register a win in four matches in all competitions. Their disappointing elimination from Rosenborg is followed by a loss against Shamrock and draw with Sligo Rovers.
It has been the goal scoring prowess that bear fruits for Dundalk so far this season. The goals have dried out and so do the results. Their recent results further widened the gap in the title race. The second placed Dundalk now trail leaders Cork City by a massive 17 points.
The form of their leading goal-scorer David McMillan is the biggest worry for head-coach for Stephen Kenny. They 28 year-old striker scored 12 goals from 20 appearance this season. But, he hasn’t scored in the last five league appearances.
Limerick are 7th in the league table and stay safe with a 5 point cushion. They are without a win in three matches, the most recent a 3-0 heavy defeat away at Derry City.
Away from home, Limerick lost in 4 of their last 5 games. Also, they conceded 13 goals in the process.
Dundalk vs Limerick: Head-to-head
Dundalk are unbeaten in the last 8 matches against Limerick, 7 wins and 1 draws.
The two league meetings of the season was won by Dundalk to nil, stretching their winning run against Limerick to four matches.
Dundalk vs Limerick: Prediction
Limerick’s problem come from their leaky defense, which is exposed time and time again in away matches this season. Dundalk are one of the best attacking units in the Irish Premier Division and they must win this won with relative easiness.