12/07: Daily Football Predictions: Dundalk vs Drogheda – 2024

Betting Predictions

Drogheda United and Dundalk, the lowest two teams in the League of Ireland Premier Division, will play this Friday night at Oriel Park. Dundalk currently sits ninth in the standings with 19 points earned from 23 league games this season, while Drogheda is in 10th place with 17 points.

Head-to-Head

In their most recent encounters, Dundalk has defeated Drogheda, winning three of the previous five close head-to-head matches. However, Drogheda can draw inspiration from their most recent performance, winning 2-1 over Dundalk in early May. It’s interesting to note that was their final Irish Premier Division triumph.

Team News

Three players will not be available for selection on Friday night for Dundalk due to injuries: Dara Keane, Jamie Gullan, and Andy Boyle. With five goals in all competitions this season, the 25-year-old is the team’s top striker, therefore his absence will be greatly felt.

Paul Doyle should again play as the advanced midfielder, while Eoin Kenny, who has only scored one goal in 16 games this season, is anticipated to spearhead the home team’s attack. Regarding Drogheda, Jethren Barr is undoubtedly eliminated from the competition, and it is also expected that Zishim Bawa, Gary Deegan, and Aaron McNally will not play on Friday night.

After scoring on his club debut last time out, Douglas James-Taylor, who is on loan from Walsall, is expected to play at the forefront of the attack once more. Darragh Markey will once more play wide, but Warren Davis, who has scored three goals this season from midfield, is expected to keep his berth.

Probable Line-Up

Dundalk XI:

Rochet; Varela, Gimenez, Olivera, Vina; Valverde, Ugarte; Pellistri, De la Cruz, Araujo; Nunez

Drogheda United XI:  

Vargas; Munoz, Sanchez, Cuesta, Mojica; Rios, Lerma; J. Arias, Rodriguez, Diaz; Cordoba

Verdict

Tip: Dundalk to Win

Reason

Dundalk have had a very disappointing campaign, but Drogheda are really struggling, and their defensive record is a concern. We are expecting this to be a tight match, but Dundalk should have enough quality to collect all three points on Friday night. The Drogs have just 17 points to show from 23 games and Dundalk are two points better off. There doesn’t look to be a great deal separating these two sides but home advantage could have a huge influence on this game so a home win stands out for our main bet.

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Tip: Under 2.5 Goals

Reason

Surprisingly, DFC has won three of their four games at home by a score of 1-0, despite only scoring four goals. They can shut out the Drogs here and have eight clean sheets in their last 11 home games, so an under- 2.5 goals pick seems reasonable.

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