Both sides recorded impressive victories at the end of May in the FAI Cup, Drogheda beating Bohemians 3-0 away and Dundalk going one better against Phoenix Dublin winning 4-0. With just over half the season played, all is still to play for in the Premier Division.
Drogheda come into this match with only one win in the league at home in five matches.
Jim Agnew’s men have lost their last two at Hunky Dorys Park and sit in sixth position in the league, trailing fifth-placed Shamrock Rovers by five points.
The Drogs are slight favourites for this clash, with Paddy Power pricing them at 11/8 (2.38) to take a much needed three points.
Dundalk have been in fine form away from home this season in recent weeks. The Lilywhites have won six of their last seven away in the Premier Division and they currently sit in fourth position, five points behind Sligo Rovers in third.
Stephen Kenny’s men will be keen to push on and take advantage of their game in hand over Sligo, with Paddy Power pricing them at 19/10 (2.90) to take maximum points. The same firm prices the draw at 11/5 (3.20).
A bet that stands out in this match is over 2.5 at evens (2.00). It’s certainly worth taking advantage of this price, with this bet paying out easily in Drogheda’s last six home matches, which have included games involving six goals, eight goals and five goals.
Dundalk have also been involved in some high scoring matches of late, with two of their last three paying out in the over 2.5 goals market.
For those looking for more value, the outright result is worth looking at.
Dundalk have been strong away from home so far this season in the league, winning all but one of their away matches. If you also take into a fact Drogheda’s poor home form, then the price of 19/10 (2.90) with Paddy Power is certainly worth backing.
|Over 2.5 goals at evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
||Dundalk to win at 19/10 (2.90) with Paddy Power|
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