Drogheda – Sligo Rovers : Preview & Prediction
Drogheda and Sligo are fighting at Hunky Dorys Park in a match for the 33rd round of the Premier Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 04-28-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). The history of direct matches played at this stage favors the away team, which in the last 5 games has won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1. However, in the last match in this stadium in a match for Premier Division on 04-28-2017, was not beyond a draw by (1-1). The goals of the game were scored by G. McCaffrey (22 ‘) for Drogheda and by J. Ayunga (41’) for Sligo. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Drogheda presents different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 12th place with 21 points, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 21 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out against Limerick by (1-0). In the latter, he won out against Finn Harps for (2-3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; against 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Drogheda had 3 points out of 30, after 3 draws and 7 losses in their last 10 games at their home stadium.
In this competition, he has lost the last 7 games at home and has not won any of the last 11 he has played at home. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of their 15 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games they played in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and only managed to open the scoring in 7 of their last 32 games for the Premier Division, of those 7 reached the break in lead in 3 and won in the late 90 ‘in 4. In the 32 games who played in this event, only got 1 turnaround in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Drogheda side start with Finn Harps 2-3, returning to winning ways after 21 consecutive games without a taste of the Irish Cup win: goals were scored by Meaney, Byrne and Mulhall . We remember that the sites are already demoted to the second division of Ireland. Despite being motivated by the last triumph, coach Pete Mahon should keep the team on a defensive strategy, looking for any space to apply the counterattack. Adam Wixted continues to be one of the great highlights of this formation with 3 cleared goals. For this game the home captain does not have Brennan, a player recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 9th place with 38 points, after 8 wins, 14 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied it out against Shamrock for (1-1). In the last game, won at home against Derry City by (3-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 away games for the league Sligo has 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so he has won 10 points out of 30. In the matches played out for the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of their 16 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 32 games in this event, he only achieved 1 turnaround in 14 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sligo’s side arrive at this game with a 3-0 win at home to Derry, adding their third straight game without losing in this competition: McCabe, Faherty and Roddan signed the three points. In this out of the way coach Gerard Lyttle must play in 4-2-3-1 privileging the mid-high block and successive attacks, thus exploiting the defensive difficulties of his opponent. It should be noted that visitors need to win to move away from the relegation zone. Kieran Sadlier is Sligo’s top scorer with 7 goals scored. It seems that the visiting helmsman can count on all his players.
Drogheda – Sligo Rovers : Betting Tips
Drogheda – Win Odds: 1.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.80