Dundalk – Sligo Rovers SOCCER PICKS
Dundalk and Sligo Rovers meet at Oriel Park, in a match for the 35th round of the Premier League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 03-24-2018, Dundalk won away by (0-2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 8 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 05-05-2018, in a match for the Premier League that ended in Dundalk’s victory by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by P. Hoban (23 ‘and 89’), for Dundalk, and R. McCabe (45 ‘), for Sligo Rovers. Despite being a match between 1st and 8th of the table, it is actually a match between the 1st classified in home matches and the 3rd as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 83 points won, after 26 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against St Patrick’s, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Waterford United, by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Dundalk won 25 points out of 30 possible, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 17 matches). Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 3.
The Dundalk enters this day motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-2, against Waterford. We emphasize that the Dundalk is already the virtual champion of the Irish championship. The main reference of attack of the club of the house is the Irish Patrick Hoban, being its better quality the completion. It is guessed that the local team returns to act in a tactical system in 4-2-3-1, in which the person responsible for organizing offensive plays is midfielder Michael Duffy. The patron of the defensive zone is the Irish central defender Brian Gartland.
After 11 wins, 5 draws and 17 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 38 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Waterford United, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bray Wanderers, by (2-1). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 26 points in away matches and 12 at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 19 conceded as away goals, against 11 goals scored and 25 conceded at home. In the last match that they disputed, for the Challenge Cup, they lost with Motherwell U21 out by (2-0). In the last 10 away league matches Sligo Rovers has a record of 6 wins and 4 losses, so they have won 18 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 21 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Sligo Rovers enters this day motivated, after a home win, by 2-1, in the reception to Bray, in the last day of the Irish championship: the goals of the team were marked by Drennan and McAller. The main reference of attack of the visiting team is the Irish Michael Drennan, with only 4 goals scored, however, we must underline that the best score is midfielder David Cawley, with 5 goals scored. You can guess that the Sligo Rovers adopt a more defensive strategy, in which the three most advanced players will be Cawley, McAleer and Drennan.