Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park, Dundalk.
Dundalk allowed the reigning champions Cork City scape on a three-point distance once again after falling 2-1 away at Waterford last Friday. Last term’s runners-up will, however, have a nice chance to bounce back seven days later when they host one of the weakest sides in the league at Oriol Park.
The Lilywhites have actually already recovered from the mentioned loss by netting three past Bohemians on Tuesday in the League Cup clash. Midfielder Dylan Connolly stole the show in mid-week when he bagged a brace in the mentioned victory.
Stephen Kenny’s squad thus maintained the impressive form in front of the home crowd where they won seven and drew one of last eight matches across competitions. Pat Hoban and Michael Duffy make a deadly attacking duo and they’ve already combined the total of 16 goals so far in the season.
Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers: Head-to-head
Dundalk only lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of 66th encounter with Sligo Rovers.
Nevertheless, the Lilywhites were in complete control of thing sin the most recent history of H2H encounters with Sligo Rovers.
Dundalk won three and drew one of last four meetings with The Bit o’ Red.
Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers: Prediction
Sligo barely managed to save the top flight status in the previous term and they started off the new campaign in a rather slow fashion. However, Gerard Lyttle, who is in charge for over a year, managed to lift his team’s spirits by taking them to two wins in last three games in all competitions. The last one was a particular surprise, coming against the likes of Waterford (third in the Premier Division) on Monday in the League Cup.
Sligo did not concede more than one goal in any of last five games on the road in all competitions, a streak which includes the trip to Turner’s Cross and the clash with the likes of Cork City (a narrow 1-0 loss). Dundalk may thus struggle to break the deadlock which is why we’ll try with the HT/FT Draw/Dundalk bet at the 3.60 odds.
Sligo are not dangerous in the final third and it’s really hard to see them scoring away from home against the likes of Dundalk.
Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers: Bet Tips
Dundalk to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80
HT/FT Draw/Dundalk 3.60.