Drogheda United FC vs Bohemian FC
Stadium: Weavers Park
In the upcoming 30th round of the League of Ireland Premiership, a thrilling showdown is on the horizon at Weavers Park, where Drogheda United FC and Bohemians FC are set to clash once again. Just last week, these two teams met in the FAI Cup quarter-finals, where Bohemians emerged victorious with a 1-3 scoreline against Drogheda United. Both sides are currently in exceptional form, and fans can look forward to a highly entertaining encounter that could swing in either team's favor. Here are carefully curated tips for your consideration.
Bohemian FC (4th)
Form in all competitions: WLDWD
Bohemians' impressive seven-game unbeaten streak came to an abrupt halt in their recent league match against Shamrock Rovers, which concluded with a commanding 3-0 scoreline in favor of Shamrock Rovers. Bohemians faced a considerable challenge in that game and are undoubtedly aiming for a more favorable outcome as they prepare to face Drogheda on Friday.
The team is displaying remarkable determination to maintain its position in the top half of the league. So far, out of the 29 games played in the league, they have secured 13 wins, suffered 8 losses, and achieved 8 draws. Notably, Jonathan Afolabi has been a standout performer, showcasing his consistency as a scorer by netting a goal in 8 of their last 10 games.
Drogheda United (7th)
Form in all competitions: LWWWL
Drogheda United has been on an impressive run, securing two consecutive league victories, including a convincing 3-0 win over UCD in their latest league match. Their recent performance in various competitions reflects three wins and two losses in the last five league encounters.
Overall, in the course of their league campaign, Drogheda has had a fairly balanced run, accumulating a total of 9 wins, 8 draws, and 12 losses from the 29 games they've played.
A critical look at the last 12 games between them produced 7 wins for Bohemian, 2 wins for Drogheda, and 3 draws. It’s glaring that Bohemian has got the better of Drogheda.
Expert Betting Tips
Analyzing the head-to-head statistics, it becomes apparent that historically, Bohemian has held the edge against Drogheda. However, Drogheda's recent upturn in form suggests that the upcoming match could go either way. Additionally, Bohemian secured a victory over Drogheda in the recent FAI Cup Quarter-finals, which might motivate Drogheda for retribution. Our initial prediction leans toward a win or draw for Bohemians and over 1.5 total goals, with odds set at 1.60.
Bohemians have demonstrated their proficiency in scoring goals throughout the season, with Jonathan Afolabi as a standout performer. Afolabi impressively found the back of the net in 8 of their last 10 games across all competitions. Given his consistent goal-scoring form, we anticipate another goal from Jonathan Afolabi in the upcoming match, with odds at 2.50. It's worth noting that he scored twice against Drogheda in their previous league encounter.