St Patrick’s Athletic vs Dundalk
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin.
The Pats look to be sliding down the Premier Division standings at an alarming rate after making a decent kick off to the new campaign.
They are on a horrendous six-loss streak which is unlikely to come to an end on Friday given they are up against the leaders Dundalk.
The Lilywhites overtook the defending champions Cork City at the very top of the standing beating them 2-1 in the last weekend’s derby and they’ll head into the clash in much higher spirits.
Dundalk made it 12 wins on the bounce by defeating Shamrock Rovers in the Leinster Senior Cup clash on Monday evening and they’ll be massive favourites to keep the superb spell of form going against the out-of-form opposition here.
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Dundalk: Head-to-head
Patrick’s led the head to head tie by eight wins coming into the landmark 60th encounter with Dundalk.
Nevertheless, the most recent H2H history belongs entirely to the Lilywhites who won four and drew two of last six meetings with the Saints.
Dundalk demolished the Pats 5-0 when they met in late-April at Oriel Park.
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Dundalk: Prediction
The visitors are massive favourites based on both the current form and the most recent head to head stats. Liam Buckley’s troops have been struggling for goals badly of late as they failed to find the back of the net in any of last three league ties.
Knowing that Dundalk conceded only a single goal in last four games in all competitions and that they own league-best defensive record with just 11 goals conceded in 24 matches so far, we have to find the value in backing the visitors to keep things tight at the back at the odds of 2.20 here.
The away win looks to be a banker at 1.44, while braver tipsters can even go with the Lilywhites to win by two or more goals difference at 2.30.
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Dundalk: Bet Tips
Dundalk to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20
Dundalk -1.5 handicap @ 2.30.