Dundalk – Bray : Preview & Prediction
Dundalk and Bray Wanderers measure their strength at Oriel Park in a match for the 31st day of the Premier League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 06-30-2017, Dundalk won out by (0-3). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 6 wins and 1 loss in the last 7 games. However, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stage was in 14-04-2017, in a party for the Premier League that finished with the victory of Bray Wanderers by (1-3). The goals were scored by S. O’Donnell (57 ‘) for Dundalk, and G. McCabe (54’ and 68 ‘) and Ryan Brennan (74′) for the Bray Wanderers. In this match the home factor can be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results conquered at home and as a visitor.
After 20 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place with 63 points earned. In his last game, he beat Finn Harps out (0-2), after in the previous game tied for (1-1) away, in a match against Cork City. This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches has 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 8 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 37 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this game after a win away with Shamrock Rovers by (2-4), at the end of the overtime. For the championship, Dundalk conquered 22 points out of 30 possible, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 games that played in his stadium. In their games for the league at home the most frequent final result to the rest was the 1-0 (7 in 15 parties). His defense has been very solid, having conceded only goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home games for this competition there is 1 period in the spotlight: he scored 12 of his 34 goals in the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Dundalk arrives in this game with a win in the field of Shamrock, in extra time, by 2-4, thus gaining access to the final of the Irish Cup. In this game against Bray, the coach Stephen Kenny must act in the usual 4-2-3-1, benefitting the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. It is important to underline that David McMillan is Dundalk’s top scorer with 16 goals scored. For this game the home team technician does not have the injured Chris Shields.
Bray Wanderers Preview
The visiting team is currently in 5th place, with 43 points conquered, after 12 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate game, he won out against Derry City by (0-5). In the last game, tied at home against Galway by (3-3). This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 25 suffered. In his last 10 games as a visitor to the championship the Bray Wanderers recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so he won 12 points out of 30. His defense has not been very solid, having suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their games as a visitor to this competition there is a tendency to have goals, since 11 of their last 15 matches have ended with over 2.5 goals. In 30 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only achieved 1 comeback.
Bray comes into this game with a 3-3 draw against Galway, adding to their sixth successive match without proving the bitter taste of defeat: the team’s goals were scored by Greene and Marks (2). In this game against difficult Dundalk, coach Harry Kenny must enter the field with a more defensive strategy, exploring only the counterattack. Right-back Gary McCabe is the Bray’s big star with 15 goals scored. Everything indicates that there are no major absences for this game.
This game places face to face teams that occupy the top of the leaderboard, however, Dundalk is a more organized team at different times of the game. In this way, we believe that landlords dominate and create the best opportunities to score. However.
Our betting odds for Dundalk – Bray :
Dundalk – Bray : Betting Tips
VfB Stuttgart – Win Odds: 1.70
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.00
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 2.10