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Drogheda United FC v Galway United : Premier Division match betting preview, prediction and odds

United Park (Drogheda), Drogheda

Kevin Doherty welcomes John Caulfield to the United Park on Friday evening, as their Drogheda United FC and Galway United sides go head to head in the Premier Division. Premier Division stats are the backbone of the predictions you'll find below, with head to head (H2H) history included too. You can view it all, with graphics and odds available for the biggest betting markets via the tabs.

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Drogheda United FC's next match is v Shamrock at 19:45 on Friday 31st May
Galway United's next match is v St Patrick's at 19:45 on Friday 31st May
The last Irish Premier Division meeting between Drogheda and Galway was on Friday 17th May 2024
Irish Premier Division
May 17th 2024
Drogheda 2
3 Galway
 
E. Weir 24'4' R. Slevin
S. Bawa 73'90' M. Nugent
90' S. Walsh
 
DRO
GAL
Shots On
6
4
Shots Off
8
7
Corners
3
6
Possession
53%
47%
Fouls
8
17
Yellow/red cards
2/0
4/0
 
DroghedaGalway
 
A. Wogan
E. Weirfootball icon
L. Heeney
H. Cann
A. Quinn
G. Deegan
A. Foley (J. Keaney 82')
D. Markey (O. Gallagher 87')
R. Brennan
W. Davis (S. Bawa 45')
F. Pierrot
B. Clarke
(L. Gaxha 89') A. Kazeem
(M. Nugent 46') P. Hickey
J. Esua
K. Brouder
football iconR. Slevin
(F. Lomboto 78') D. Hurley
(A. Dervin 62') K. O’Sullivan
(G. Buckley 46') C. McCormack
(W. Aouachria 78') E. McCarthy
football iconS. Walsh
Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals

It's not the news we want to be reporting, but we're not predicting a thriller here. The statistics suggest Drogheda and Galway both are capable of keeping it tight at the back, and the odds suggest it's likely there's fewer than 2 goals in total as they go head-to-head. We think that's a great shout and, with no obvious outright winners to back, under 2.5 goals feels like the right bet on this match.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
An away win looks like the most likely outcome in the win/draw/win market, with our predictive algorithm suggesting there’s a 40% chance of Galway coming away with a win.
Change odds
Predictions Add Bet365 Coral
Drogheda
32%
19/10
6%
15/8
3%
Draw
29%
12/52/1
3%
Galway
40%
5/4
5%
13/10
Draw 1-1
13%
11/25/1
Galway 1-0
13%
6/111/2
Drogheda 1-0
11%
7/1
6%
13/2
Draw 0-0
11%
15/2
6%
6/1
7%
Galway 2-1
8%
17/215/2
Galway 2-0
8%
9/117/2
Drogheda 2-1
7%
10/1
8%
9/1
5%
Drogheda 2-0
6%
14/111/1
Draw 2-2
4%
16/112/1
Galway 3-1
3%
20/1
11%
14/1
Galway 3-0
3%
20/116/1
Drogheda 3-1
2%
25/1
10%
18/1
Drogheda 3-0
2%
33/122/1
10%
Galway 3-2
2%
33/122/1
Drogheda 3-2
1%
40/125/1
Over 2.5 Goals
39%
23/20-
Under 2.5 Goals
61%
4/6-
Home 1st Goal
45%
13/10
3%
-
Away 1st Goal
48%
8/11-
No 1st Goal
7%
15/2
6%
-
BTTS - Yes
45%
19/2010/11
BTTS - No
55%
4/54/5
BTTS - Home Win
12%
11/2
7%
5/1
4%
BTTS - Draw
18%
4/1
5%
17/5
2%
BTTS - Away Win
15%
4/14/1
Home/draw
61%
8/13
3%
11/20
1%
Away/draw
68%
2/5
3%
4/11
3%
Home/away
71%
3/101/3
Over 1.5 Goals
66%
4/11-
Under 1.5 Goals
34%
2/1-
Over 3.5 Goals
19%
3/1-
Under 3.5 Goals
81%
2/9-
Over 4.5 Goals
8%
8/1-
Under 4.5 Goals
92%
1/14-
Over 5.5 Goals
3%
18/1-
Under 5.5 Goals
97%
1/50-
Over 0.5 Goals
89%
1/16
1%
-
Under 0.5 Goals
11%
9/1
11%
-
Home DNB
52%
6/5
2%
11/10
2%
Away DNB
60%
8/13
3%
4/6
Drogheda win to nil
20%
4/1-
Galway win to nil
25%
5/2-
Drogheda / Drogheda
16%
4/1
9%
19/5
4%
Drogheda / Galway
3%
28/1
12%
22/1
10%
Drogheda / Draw
6%
14/111/1
8%
Draw / Drogheda
12%
6/111/2
Draw / Galway
15%
9/217/4
Draw / Draw
18%
15/410/3
4%
Galway / Drogheda
3%
33/125/1
13%
Galway / Galway
21%
11/4
4%
11/4
Galway / Draw
6%
14/111/1
bet365
Win / draw / win Premier Division table

Drogheda have played 15 matches so far this season and are in 9th position in the league.

Performance against teams above them in the league

13 of those games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 6 games, drawn 5 and won 2. Drogheda have conceded 22 goals, scored 13, failed to score in 5 matches and kept 2 clean sheets.

Home league performance

Drogheda have played 7 games at home, winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 1 fixture. They have scored 12 goals, conceded 11 goals, kept 1 clean sheet and failed to score 1 time in home league games.

Galway lay in 5th place on 21 points in the Premier Division league table having played 15 matches.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 7 games against teams below them in the table, winning 2, drawing 3 and losing 2 games. They have scored 3 goals and kept 5 clean sheets against lower placed opposition. Galway have conceded 3 goals and have failed to score in 5 matches.

Away league performance

Galway have played 7 away games, winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 1 game. They have scored an average of 0.7 goals per away game and conceded an average 0.3 goals per away game.

Drogheda
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Galway
HOME AWAY HOME AWAY TEAM PLD GD PTS HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
Jul 4
Oct 25
d
 
2-2F
d
 
1-1F
 Shelbourne191037 
w
 
1-0F
l
 
1-0A
Sep 20
Jun 28
Sep 27
Jun 28
d
 
2-2F
l
 
2-1A
 Derry19931 
d
 
0-00-0
w
 
0-1F
Aug 30
Jun 7
Oct 18
Aug 9
May 31
l
 
4-0A
 Shamrock19728 
l
 
0-1A
d
 
1-1F
Jun 3
Aug 23
Sep 13
Jun 13
l
 
2-3A
d
 
0-00-0
 Galway A17427 
-
-
-
-
Jul 26
Oct 4
l
 
1-4F
l
 
4-2F
 Waterford17525 
w
 
2-1A
d
 
0-00-0
Jul 12
Sep 27
Aug 2
Sep 20
w
 
2-1F
l
 
1-0A
 Bohemians17024 
l
 
0-2A
w
 
0-1F
Jul 4
Nov 1
Jun 7
Aug 30
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
1-0A
 St Patrick's19-420 
l
 
0-1A
May 31
Aug 9
Oct 18
Aug 23
Jun 3
w
 
3-1A
l
 
3-1A
 Sligo17-419 
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
0-00-0
Oct 25
Jul 27
-
-
-
-
 Drogheda H17-1115 
d
 
0-00-0
w
 
2-3F
Jun 13
Sep 13
Nov 1
Jul 12
w
 
2-1F
d
 
0-00-0
 Dundalk17-1612 
w
 
2-0F
w
 
0-2F
Oct 4
Aug 2
Win / draw / win form
Drogheda 9TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
29
Conceded
25
Games: Scored
14 / 20
Conceded
15 / 20
Clean sheets
5 / 20
Failed to score
6 / 20
Won
7
Draw
8
Lost
5
Goals: Scored
18
Conceded
35
Games: Scored
11 / 20
Conceded
15 / 20
Clean sheets
5 / 20
Failed to score
9 / 20
W
3
Draw
8
Lost
9
Galway 4TH
7 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
5
Conceded
2
Games: Scored
4 / 7
Conceded
2 / 7
Clean sheets
5 / 7
Failed to score
3 / 7
Won
3
Draw
3
L
1
Goals: Scored
8
Conceded
7
Games: Scored
6 / 15
Conceded
6 / 15
Clean sheets
9 / 15
Failed to score
9 / 15
Won
5
Draw
6
Lost
4
Goal Statistics

Galway United's defensive record is to be admired, J. Caulfield's men having conceded 1 or less in 7 consecutive Premier Division outings. An underwhelming PG rating of 1.0 for Drogheda United FC makes sense in this context.

Drogheda 9th Galway 4th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.0
goals
1.2
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
35%
1
37%
2
19%
3
4+
There is a 72% probability that Drogheda will score no more than 1 goal
0
30%
1
36%
2
22%
3
9%
4+
There is a 66% probability that Galway will score no more than 1 goal
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+14
Drogheda have scored 14% more goals at home than predicted
=0
Galway’s goalscoring when away has been inline with predictions
1.5
average goals scored
0.7
average goals scored
1.3
conceded
0.3
conceded
 
Statistics Premier Division - 2024/2024 Season
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Drogheda
PG (predicted goals)
Galway
1
1.2
Attack rating
23%
better
DRO
GAL
view stats
Games scored11
8
Failed to score6
9
Scored first7
7
Goals scored19
13
Avg. goals scored1.1
0.8
Avg. shots per game9
9
Avg. shots per goal8
12
Conversion rate13%
8%
KickOff rating
+23%
Defence rating
DRO
GAL
52%
better
view stats
Games conceded14
7
Clean sheets3
10
Conceded first7
5
Goals conceded30
9
Avg. goals conceded1.8
0.5
Avg. shots/game conceded9
8
Avg. shots/goal conceded5
16
Conversion rate19%
6%
KickOff rating
+52%

Drogheda v Galway Premier Division lLine ups will show here when available.

Drogheda Premier Division squad statistics 2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
17435
D MarkeyE WeirD MarkeyG Deegan
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
A Wogan GLK111
1
-
L Heeney DEF12
3
1
A Quinn DEF81
1
-
H Cann DEF161
2
-
E Weir DEF1442
4
-
R Brennan MID15
2
-
G Deegan MID161
5
-
A Foley MID1412
2
-
D Markey MID1713
3
-
W Davis MID161
2
-
F Pierrot FWD164
4
-
Subs
J Barr GLK7
1
D Webster DEF6
2
-
C Kane DEF9
-
K Cailloce MID9
-
J Keaney MID14
4
1
M O'Brien MID2
-
E Topcu MID
-
S. Bawa FWD133
1
-
O Gallagher FWD1611
3
-
Galway Premier Division squad statistics 2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
17338
K BrouderS. WalshC McCormackC McCormack
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
B Clarke GLK15
1
-
J. Esua DEF12
-
R Slevin DEF161
6
-
K Brouder DEF17
3
-
A Kazeem DEF16
2
-
P. Hickey MID13
1
-
C McCormack MID163
8
-
K O'Sullivan MID15
3
-
D. Hurley MID1711
1
-
E. McCarthy MID1721
-
S. Walsh FWD1431
3
1
Subs
J Wright GLK
-
G Buckley DEF2
1
-
C. O'Keefe DEF8
1
-
M. Nugent DEF931
1
-
A Dervin MID1412
1
-
W Aouachria FWD7
-
L. Gaxha FWD7
-
F. Lomboto FWD9
-
K. Fitzgerald FWD
-