Limerick and Bohemians meet at Markets Field, in a match for the 2nd round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 19-08-2017, in a match for the Premier League that ended in a 1-0 win for Limerick. Rodrigo Tosi scored the only goal of the match (10 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Limerick presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second day after the victory by (0-1) in the first game for the league, against Sligo Rovers. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Limerick has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Limerick left for this motivated game, having won the first victory in the Irish championship, beating Sligo away from home by 0-1. Despite playing at home, coach Tommy Barrett must play with the same tactical system of the last game, privileging the defensive organization and counterattacks: Dennehy is a very fast player and exempt in the offensive transition. On the other hand, we highlight the importance of Duggan, the player responsible for leading the offensive process. Everything indicates that the coach can count on all his players.
The away team comes to this second day after a victory in its premiere in the league, against Shamrock Rovers by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches Bohemians has won 5 and lost 5. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Bohemian leaves for this game with a triumph over Shamrock, by 3-1, starting with a win this Irish championship, just like the adversary of this game. In this away game, coach Keith Long must play in 4-2-3-1, favoring ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. It is important to note that the Irish Dan Casey made a great display in the victory of the last day, having scored twice. For this game the coach does not have any absence due to injury.
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