Dundalk vs Limerick: Preview and Predictions

Dundalk vs Limerick
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 8th June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park, Dundalk.

Limerick stunned everyone with the phenomenal start to the season when they entered the top-flight football last year. However, the team ended it in a poor fashion finishing the campaign in the bottom half of the standings. The Super Blues look to be among main candidates for the relegation after 21 rounds of the new Premier Division season.

The visitors took just 18 points in 21 games so far and they will travel to Dundalk to take on the last term’s runners-up as heavy underdogs in the clash scheduled for Friday evening at Oriel Park. The hosts need a three-pointer to keep the push for defending champions Cork City who are one point above at the top of the standings at the moment and anything but a comprehensive victory for them would represent a huge surprise.

Dundalk vs Limerick: Head-to-head

  • The Lilywhites come into this after winning each of last eight head to head clashes with Limerick.
  • The Super Blues conceded as many as eight goals when they visited Oriel Park in February this year.
  • Dundalk won each of last four head to head games by three or more goals difference netting 17 goals without conceding a single in the process.

Dundalk vs Limerick Predictions

The visitors could be in for another catastrophe here knowing they are about to tackle the red-hot opposition who have bagged five goals in each of last two wins over Bray Wanderers and Shamrock Rovers. League’s top scorer Patrick Hoban notched three goals in these two affairs to take the tally to 15 goals and he will no doubts be a massive threat to the struggling defensive line of Limerick’s on the day.

The only question ahead of the game is how many goals will end up in Limerick’s net? According to everything written above, the number should be higher than two as we expect the hosts to cruise past their counterparts once again and overtake Cork City at the top of the standings for at least a day.

The HT/FT win for the hosts is a banker at 1.50, while we will alternatively back them to win by three or more goals difference at 2.05.

Dundalk vs Limerick Betting Tips

  • HT/FT Dundalk/Dundalk @ 1.50
  • Dundalk -1.5 handicap @ 2.05.