Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Showgrounds (Sligo).
The desperation mount at Sligo Rovers as wins are hard to come by. The team managed just 1 win from their last 11 games. Rightfully, the remain in the relegation waters, but they only need 2 points to move to the safe-zone.
However, the head-coach Gerard Lyttle will be in a positive mindset as his team boast of a strong record in home games. Rovers lost just 2 of their 11 games at the Showgrounds, picked up 4 win and 5 draws in the process.
On the other hand, Dundalk have little chance in winning the title this season as they sit 15 points behind the unbeaten Cork City. Last week, they fell to a surprise defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers by a narrow 1-0 margin. This ended their six match winning streak, all of those came with clean sheets.
Dundalk still walk in to this game on the back of a five match winning streak in away matches. They scored a massive 15 goals without reply during the period. Besides, they are the joing top scorers with Cork City in away matches this season.
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk: Head-to-head
Dundalk defeated Sligo Rovers by the same 4-0 margin in the first two legs of the the current season.
Also, Dundalk have a massive record against Sligo Rovers in recent seasons, 9 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.
Moreover, Dundalk are unbeaten in their last six visits to the Showgrounds, won 5 and drew 1.
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk: Prediction
Dundalk are strong favourites to win this game. But one must not rule out Sligo Rovers from this contest, despite their position in relegation waters. The Rovers haven’t lost a home match by more than one goal margin since the 4-0 defeat to Dundalk on matchday 2. I would prefer and asian handicap +1.5 for the home side than banking on a straight away win.