Sligo Rovers – Dundalk FREE PICKS
Sligo Rovers and Dundalk meet at The Showgrounds, in a match for the 26 th 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 visiting team, which records 5 wins and 2 draws in the last 7 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 03-24-2018, for the Premier League, which ended in Dundalk’s victory by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by P. Hoban (30 ‘) and M. Duffy (56’) for Dundalk. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Sligo Rovers presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bray Wanderers, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Bohemians, by (0-3). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 23 suffered. For the championship, Sligo Rovers won 6 points out of 30 possible, after 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses 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 13 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Sligo part for this game with a victory in the Bohemian field, by 0-3, returning to the triumphs after two consecutive games without beating in this competition: the goals were scored by Cawley (2) and Keaney. By playing against the first of the qualifying table, coach Gerard Lyttle may opt for a more cautious strategy, exploring any space to apply the counterattack. On an individual level, Adam Morgan stands out, with English being the best score for Sligo, with 4 goals. It is important to note that the home owners present a negative performance inside the home, as they have won only 2 wins in 13 matches. Michael Drennan continues from outside of this game due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 61 points won, after 19 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Cork City, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against St Patrick’s, by (1-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 33 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws in their stadium, with 42 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory with Levadia by (2-1). For the championship, Dundalk won 24 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, won the last 5 games away. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches in this competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Dundalk left for this game with a win over Levadia, 2-1, confirming in this way the access to the next phase of the Europa League. In the last game for the Irish championship, the visitors added a victory over St. Patrick’s, by 1-3. Despite playing away from home, coach Stephen Kenny will have to line up his team in a 4-3-3, favoring possession football and organized attacks: Jamie McGrath is responsible for creating and organizing the team’s offensive process . On the other hand, Patrick Hoban is the best scorer of Dundalk, with 21 goals scored. We alert for the offensive quality of the team when playing away from home: scored on average 2.17 goals per game. For this game the coach has all his players.
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