Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Showgrounds (Sligo).
For Sligo Rovers this game and the remainder of the season is about survival and the club are in 7th place and 5 points clear of the relegation zone so it is still touch and go for them.
Recent form has been mixed, they did get a good 3-0 away win to Bohemians last time out but before that win they lost back to back games. From 25 games this season they have lost 13 and have never been able to find a good run to pull clear of danger.
Home form for Sligo is disappointing with just 2 wins all season and 8 losses from 13 games and they have scored just 8 times. At the weekend they are really up against it as they host the best team currently in Ireland.
Dundalk are top of the league and are the favourites to win it. Only Cork City who are 4 points behind can catch them and these two teams have pulled clear. Dundalk then still have something to play for and will be searching for all 3 points from this game.
Their form is brilliant winning their last 5 games in a row and they have only lost 2 times all season. Away from home they have won 8 times from 13 games and have won their last five away games in a row.
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk: Head to Head
- Sligo Rovers have not beaten Dundalk at home since 2012.
- The last time the two teams met at this stadium Dundalk won 2-0.
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk: Prediction
This would be seen as a surprise if Sligo were to get anything from this game. If they are going to survive this season they have to think in front of this one as Dundalk are just too good.
Our bet here is simple and that is to see Dundalk winning at half time and full time. Their form is fantastic and they have the motivation to win because a big rival Cork City is right behind them.
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk: Bet Tips
Half time/Full time: Dundalk/Dundalk at 2.10.