Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athletic
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Markets Field (Limerick).
Tommy Barrett is fed up with his team. They are currently placed 9th in the league. The Super Blues were 7th when last season ended.
After 34 games this season they are in the relegation spot with a chance to play play-offs against a team from the first division. Winning only 7 and losing 21 games they may suffer in that play-off.
The team lost to Cork City in their last match away. Things were easy for Cork city throughout the game. With 40% possession in the whole match Blues never looked like a threat for the home team.
Corks took the lead in the 2nd minute since kickoff and finished the half with 1-0 lead. They came back in the second half added another in the 53rd minute and late in injury time to seal their 3 points.
Barrett’s team however were undisciplined, picking up 3 yellow cards for tackles.
Forwards are not performing for them. Their best goal scorer is Danny Morrissey with 5 goals in 24 caps this season.
St.Patricks finished 8th last season. The five time champions cannot achieve a top-3 finish this season. Currently the team of Ger. O’Brien are 5th in the league with 44 points in 34 games.
Saints will have to win this match if they want to stay there. O’Brien’s boys will most probably take advantage of the sorry home side.
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athletic: Head to head
- St. Patrick has won 6 in 10 games they met before, lost and drew 2 games.
- Last time they came across each other was in July this year and Saints won 2-1 at home.
- Limerick has 7 losses in last 10 games they played in all competitions.
- At home they are on a 3 game losing streak.
- Pats have won 4 and lost 4 in their previous 10 games and in the last 10 away games they have only 2 wins, which came in last 5 games.
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athletic: Prediction
Limerick does not have a chance to overcome a possible win for the away side. Barrett’s team have lost their way after 2 consecutive losses in the division.
With their recent performances against Corks and Derry City, even their hardcore fans will have not much hope.
Conan Byrne of the Saints may look to improve his goal tally-7 goals-against the Blues.
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athletic: Betting Tips
St. Patricks to win @ 4/5 (1.80)
Both teams to Score @ 8/11 (1.73).