Galway – Dundalk : Preview & Prediction
Galway United and Dundalk play at Eamonn Deacy Park in a 33rd round match of the Premier League. In the final clash between these teams in this competition on 26-06-2017, Dundalk won at home (2-0). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the away team, which in the last 6 matches has won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2. Indeed, in the last match in this stadium, in a match for the League Cup, on 07-08-2017, Dundalk only managed to win, by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by J. McGrath (10 ‘), R. Benson (57’) and K. Devaney (77 ‘Autogolo) for Dundalk. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
After 7 wins, 14 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 9th place, having won 35 points. In the final match, they drew 1-1 with Limerick (2-2), having drawn 1-1 at home against St Patricks Athletic (1-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Galway United had 17 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches in this competition . In 32 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 21 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
The Galway United team arrives in this game with a 2-2 draw against Limerick, making it their fifth consecutive game without proving the taste of defeat in official matches: Murray and McCormack scored the team’s goals. Despite playing for the home team, coach Shane Keegan should confront the 3-4-2-1 formation, straddle his team and defend himself from the team’s defensive line. Ronan Murray is the great highlight of Galway United with 11 goals scored. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
After 21 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 2nd place, having won 66 points. In the last match, he lost to Bohemians at home (0-1), after a previous win at home to Bray Wanderers (1-0). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 away defeat, with a total of 36 goals scored and 8 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 33 goals scored and 7 conceded. His last away game for this competition ended with a 0-2 victory over Finn Harps. In the last 10 away games, Dundalk recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 23 points out of 30.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 9 games. 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 competition, he never got around to scoring in the 8 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 15 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 5 of his 11 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Dundalk come into this game with a home defeat to the Bohemians, 0-1, putting an end to the eight consecutive games without losing in the Irish championship. In this away game, coach Stephen Kenny should line up in the usual 4-2-3-1 privileging ball possession and organized attacks. David McMillan is the highlight of the visiting team, being this player the greatest scorer with 16 goals scored. The away team may have given Shane Grimes a go.
Galway – Dundalk : Betting Tips
Galway – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70