Finn Harps – Drogheda Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (20.10.2017)


Finn Harps and Drogheda United meet in Finn Park in a match for the 32nd day of the Premier League. Finn Harps won out for (0-2) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league, 07-07-2017. The record of recent direct clashes between these two teams could not be more balanced, as there was 1 victory for each team in the last 2 games they played. Attention to the factor home, since the Finn Harps usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

Finn Harps :

After 9 wins, 3 draws and 19 losses, the home team is currently in 11th place with 30 points earned. In his last game, he lost with Derry City away by (3-0), after in the previous game having lost by (0-2) at home, in a match against Dundalk. This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 defeats in his stadium, with 16 goals scored and 27 suffered. For the championship, Finn Harps conquered 9 points in 30 possible, after 3 victories and 7 losses in the last 10 matches that played in his stadium.

For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 defeats in his last matches in house. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, reason why it has not been very strong defensively. In 31 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 21 times and only got 3 comebacks. There is 1 period in the last 15 home games for this competition: he suffered 10 of his 25 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Finn Harps went through a difficult time in the Irish championship and in the last game lost at the Derry field, 3-0. On this day, at home, coach Ollie Horgan must act in the usual 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the flanks. Danny Morrissey remains the team’s top scorer, with 5 goals scored in the championship. It is important to note that the locals have five consecutive defeats playing indoors. For this game the coach can count on the usual headlines.


After 4 wins, 6 draws and 21 losses, the visiting team is currently in 12th place with 18 points. In their last game, they lost with Limerick away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have lost at home, in a match against Shamrock Rovers, by (0-2). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses as a visitor; against 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 games as a visitor to the championship, Drogheda United are 2 draws and 8 losses, so they won 2 points in 30 chances.

For this competition, he did not win any of the last 21 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it suffered always goals in the last 10 parties that disputed in this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: only opened the scoring in 7 of their last 31 games for the Premier League, of these 7 came to the break in lead in 3 and won the end of the 90 ‘in 4. In 31 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 21 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period in the last 16 games as a visitor for this competition: he scored 4 of his 10 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

Drogheda set out for the game with a 1-0 defeat at Limerick, adding a ninth consecutive loss to the Irish championship. Without great surprises, the visitors occupy the last position, without any added point. In this away game Coach Pete Mahon should play in 4-2-3-1, favoring the low block and in-depth passes for the attack, mainly for the Mulhall spearhead. However, Adam Wixted is the top scorer of Drogheda so far, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Deasy, a player who is recovering from an injury.

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