Galway vs Drogheda United: Preview & Prediction
Galway and Drogheda United are leveling up at Eamonn Deacy Park in a match for the 23rd day of the Premier League. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, in 05-05-2017, the two teams tied (2-2). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stage was in 24-02-2017, for the Premier League, that ended the victory of Drogheda United by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by G. McCaffrey (80 ‘). 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.
The home team is currently in 11th place, with 19 points won, after 3 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate game, tied off against St Patrick’s for (1-1). In the last game, he won at home against Limerick by (3-1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 7 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor; Against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 home games for the championship Galway won 3, tied 4 and lost 3, so he won 13 points out of 30. The team has not been very strong defensively, as it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has marked regularly, since it scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores few times first and only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 22 games for the Premier League, of these 3 reached the break in lead in 1 and won the end of 90 ‘in 2. In 22 matches in this competition, only achieved 1 comeback in all 18 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games for this competition there is 1 period highlighted: scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Galway come to this game with a 3-1 triumph over Limerick, returning to wins after seven games without a win in this competition: Murray, Cunningham and McCormack scored the team’s goals. In this game against Drogheda the coach Shane Keegan should act in the usual 4-2-3-1, profiting the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Ronan Murray is one of the featured players in the home team, with 7 goals scored. Without great absences, the Galway must enter the field at its maximum strength.
Drogheda United preview
The visiting team is currently in 12th place with 18 points, after 4 wins, 6 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost at home to Finn Harps by (0-2). In the last match, he tied off against Sligo Rovers for (1-1). 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 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 28 suffered; Against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats in his stadium, with 12 goals scored and 27 suffered. For the championship, Drogheda United conquered 5 points in 30 chances, after 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 games that he played as a visitor.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 12 games. In their games for the league at home the most frequent final result to the rest was the 0-0 (4 in 11 parties). The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, and its attack needs to improve, since it did not score goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Drogheda went through a very difficult period in the season and in the last game they added the twelfth meeting followed without proving the taste of victory in this competition. In this game away from home coach Pete Mahon must play in the usual tactical system, benefiting the middle or low block and successive counterattacks. Adam Wixted is the highlight of the away team, being the best scorer, with 3 goals scored. It seems that the Drogheda coach can not count on Gavin Brennan because of an injury.
Galway vs Drogheda United: Betting Tips
Galway win – Odds: 1.70
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00