Bohemians-Drogheda United Betting Preview: Dour draw likely when shot-shy strugglers meet

Both sides have lost their scoring touch in recent weeks and Willie Duncan expects that pattern to continue when they clash at Dalymount Park on Friday
There is a crunch clash at the foot of the Irish Premier Division on Friday night when relegation-threatened Bohemians play host to Drogheda United at Dalymount Park.

Bohs come into this match on the back of a morale-boosting victory over Bray Wanderers and Aaron Callaghan’s side will look to record back-to-back league wins for the first time this season when they face Mick Cooke’s men.

The home side can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) with Paddy Power to claim a much-needed victory here while Drogs are chalked up as 7/5 (2.40) favourites with the same firm after losing just one of their last five matches in all competitions. The draw is rated as an 11/5 (3.20) chance with Paddy Power.

Only four points separate these teams in the Premiership table and it is likely to be a tight, tense affair when they go head-to-head at Dalymount Park.

Goals have proven to be at a premium for both sides in recent weeks with Bohs having scored in just two of their last nine competitive fixtures while Cooke’s men have hit the target in only two of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Should that trend continue on Friday, then there would certainly be value in snapping up the 8/11 (1.73) quote from Paddy Power for this match to feature fewer than three goals while the 11/5 (3.20) quote from the same firm for fewer than two goals to be scored is also worthy of consideration.

The 7/4 (2.75) quote from Paddy Power for the first half to remain goalless is sure to prove popular with punters here while those seeking bigger prices may be tempted by the 7/2 (4.50) quote from the same firm that the match is level at both half-time and full-time.

However, with both teams struggling in front of goal, it is the even money (2.0) quote from Coral for the opening goal of the game to come after the 29th minute of the match that represents best value and it is a price which should be backed accordingly by punters.
First goal to be scored after 29th minute at even money (2.0) with Paddy Power

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