St Patrick’s Athletic FC vs Dundalk FC
Stadium: Richmond Park
In the upcoming 30th round of the League of Ireland Premiership, an intriguing match is on the horizon at Richmond Park, featuring St Patrick's Athletic FC and Dundalk FC. Both teams faced defeats in their recent league fixtures, setting the stage for a highly competitive encounter. Anticipate goals from both sides in what promises to be a tough and evenly-matched game. Here are carefully curated tips for your consideration.
St Patrick’s Athletic FC (3rd)
Form in all competitions: WLWWD
St. Patrick's Athletic is currently in excellent form in the league, sitting just 8 points behind the league leaders, Shamrock Rovers, with a game in hand. In their recent league match, they experienced disappointment as they succumbed to a late goal from Patrick Barrett, resulting in a 2-1 defeat against Shelbourne. However, as they prepare to face Dundalk on Friday, St. Patrick's Athletic is eager for a more favorable outcome. Additionally, they are in the semi-finals of the FAI Cup, further highlighting their competitive edge.
Under the guidance of Thomas Clancy's leadership, the team seems to be heading in the right direction. However, to secure the top position in the league, they must maintain this momentum and continue their impressive performances. Their overall league statistics stand at 15 wins, 5 draws, and 9 losses from the 28 games they have played so far.
Dundalk FC (6th)
Form in all competitions: LLLWW
Dundalk's recent league performances have been disappointing, with two consecutive losses in their most recent matches. Their latest league encounter against Derry City concluded with a 1-3 defeat, and they faced another setback in the FAI Cup, where they were eliminated by Galway United with a resounding 4-0 scoreline. The need to rebound from these recent failures is pressing as they prepare to face St. Patrick's Athletic on Friday.
Dundalk has been very poor in their recent performances. Their cumulative league performance comprises 12 triumphs, 8 stalemates, and 9 losses across 29 matches played. Spearheading the team's offensive endeavors, Patrick Hoban emerges as a pivotal figure, raising the possibility of witnessing his goal-scoring prowess on the upcoming Friday.
A critical look at the last 11 games between them produced 3 wins for Dundalk, 4 wins for St Patrick’s, and 4 draws. We can see clearly that the game between them is usually a closely contested one.
|Teams||Matches Won||Both teams scored||Over 1.5 goals||Over 2.5 goals|
|St Patricks Athletic||15/29||14/29||23/29||16/29|
Expert Betting Tips
St. Patrick's Athletic is currently riding high with strong momentum, making them the favored team in this matchup. Both teams have already faced each other three times this year, with two of those encounters resulting in both teams scoring at least one goal and two matches having a total of over 2.5 goals. Considering St. Patrick's recent form, we do not anticipate a loss from them in this game, and we are placing our bet accordingly: a home win or draw, along with over 1.5 goals, offering odds of 1.71.
In their past meetings, corner counts have typically been on the higher side, reflecting their offensive style of play. Therefore, we expect a total of over 8 corners in this match. Additionally, given their history, we predict that both teams will find the back of the net, with odds set at 1.77.