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

Oriel Park, Dundalk

Home advantage is often beneficial in the Premier Division, and Jonathan Daly’s Dundalk will have the joy of it on Friday evening. Kevin Doherty’s Drogheda United FC are their visitors to the Oriel Park. Below you'll find unique statistics for every major market, from team to score first to full time result, including form and historical head to head (H2H) data. Predictions are generated from these, and the odds come directly from the UK's biggest bookmakers.

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Dundalk's next match is v Bohemians at 19:45 on Friday 26th July
Drogheda United FC's next match is v Waterford at 19:45 on Friday 26th July
The last Irish Premier Division meeting between Dundalk and Drogheda was on Friday 12th July 2024
Irish Premier Division
July 12th 2024
Dundalk 4
2 Drogheda
 
J. Hakiki 8'37' D. James-Taylor
R. O'Kane 16'90' D. James-Taylor
D. Horgan 55'
D. Horgan 85'
 
DLK
DRO
Shots On
5
5
Shots Off
2
9
Corners
2
Possession
46%
54%
Fouls
20
8
Yellow/red cards
2/0
2/0
 
DundalkDrogheda
 
F. Goddard
M. Animasahun
B. Faulkner
J. Mountney
P. Doyle (S. McGill 10')
E. Kenny (J. Gullan 72')
S. Keogh (D. Pike 72')
R. Benson
J. Hakikifootball icon (L. Mulligan 78')
R. O'Kanefootball icon (R. Mahon 78')
D. Horganfootball iconfootball icon
A. Wogan
L. Heeney
A. Quinn
J. Keaney
C. Kane
(F. Pierrot 58') D. Webster
(R. Brennan 46') E. Ahui
S. Farrell
(W. Davis 58') A. Foley
(M. O’Brien 63') D. Markey
football iconfootball iconD. James-Taylor
Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals

Under 2.5 goals means, quite simply, that there will be a maximum of 2 goals scored in total by Dundalk and Drogheda during the standard 90 minutes. It's a bet the stats below and the odds are both leaning towards here, and an outcome that we've seen head to head clashes between these sides has produced in the past. With no obvious winner in sight, our best bet prediction for this one is under 2.5.

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
If you’re looking for a winner in this match, we think Dundalk are the most likely. Our predictive algorithm gives them a 51% chance of victory, and the bookies have them at a best price of 1.80.
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Predictions Add Bet365 Coral
Dundalk
51%
23/20
19%
23/20
19%
Draw
27%
21/10
6%
21/10
5%
Drogheda
22%
11/5
26%
2/1
25%
Dundalk 1-0
15%
13/2
15%
6/1
17%
Draw 1-1
12%
5/1
8%
5/1
8%
Dundalk 2-0
11%
10/1
38%
17/2
27%
Draw 0-0
11%
8/17/1
Dundalk 2-1
9%
8/1
6%
7/1
7%
Drogheda 1-0
9%
9/1
17%
15/2
11%
Dundalk 3-0
5%
20/1
40%
14/1
25%
Drogheda 2-1
5%
11/1
20%
9/1
17%
Dundalk 3-1
4%
18/1
27%
14/1
15%
Draw 2-2
4%
14/1
12%
11/1
8%
Drogheda 2-0
4%
16/1
26%
12/1
24%
Dundalk 4-0
2%
40/1
41%
28/1
38%
Dundalk 3-2
2%
28/120/1
Dundalk 4-1
2%
40/1
21%
25/1
13%
Drogheda 3-1
1%
25/1
37%
18/1
27%
Over 2.5 Goals
39%
21/20-
Under 2.5 Goals
61%
3/4-
Home 1st Goal
54%
8/11
13%
-
Away 1st Goal
39%
11/8
17%
-
No 1st Goal
7%
8/1-
BTTS - Yes
42%
4/5
8%
4/5
6%
BTTS - No
58%
19/20
8%
10/11
6%
BTTS - Home Win
18%
15/4
19%
17/5
13%
BTTS - Draw
16%
10/3
9%
10/3
6%
BTTS - Away Win
8%
11/2
32%
19/4
28%
Home/draw
78%
1/3
11%
1/3
11%
Away/draw
49%
8/13
17%
8/13
17%
Home/away
73%
1/31/3
2%
Over 1.5 Goals
66%
3/10-
Under 1.5 Goals
34%
12/5-
Over 3.5 Goals
19%
5/2-
Under 3.5 Goals
81%
2/7-
Over 4.5 Goals
8%
6/1
13%
-
Under 4.5 Goals
92%
1/10
2%
-
Over 5.5 Goals
3%
16/1-
Under 5.5 Goals
97%
1/40-
Over 0.5 Goals
89%
1/16-
Under 0.5 Goals
11%
9/1-
Home DNB
70%
4/7
18%
4/7
18%
Away DNB
40%
5/4
31%
5/4
27%
Dundalk win to nil
34%
11/4
25%
-
Drogheda win to nil
13%
9/2
31%
-
Dundalk / Dundalk
23%
13/5
20%
5/2
22%
Dundalk / Drogheda
3%
28/1
29%
22/1
21%
Dundalk / Draw
6%
12/1
13%
11/1
8%
Draw / Dundalk
15%
9/2
22%
4/1
11%
Draw / Drogheda
11%
6/1
22%
11/2
24%
Draw / Draw
17%
4/118/5
Drogheda / Dundalk
3%
25/1
13%
20/1
11%
Drogheda / Drogheda
15%
9/2
27%
4/1
29%
Drogheda / Draw
6%
14/111/1
8%
bet365
Win / draw / win Premier Division table

Dundalk have played 23 matches so far this season and lay in 9th place in the Premier Division league table. Dundalk are winless in the 2 games they have played against teams below them in the table and have conceded in 1 of those games.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 2 games against teams below in the table, having won 0, drawn 1 and lost 1 match. They have kept 1 clean sheet and have failed to score in 1 fixture. They have been outscored by their opponents by 22 goals to 13 goals.

Home League Performance

Dundalk have played 11 games at home winning 3, drawing 5 and losing 3 games. They have scored 4 goals, kept 8 clean sheets and conceded 9 goals at home.

Drogheda are in 10th position in the Premier Division on 17 points having played 23 matches so far this season. Drogheda are having a poor run against away teams, having not won a match so far this season. They have also not scored in 6 of those games.

Away League Performance

9 of those games have been losing matches. They have conceded 26 goals and kept 2 clean sheets. They have scored 7 goals in total and failed to score in 6 fixtures.

Performance against teams above them in the league

23 games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 12 games, drawn 8 and won 3. Drogheda have conceded 43 goals, scored 22, failed to score in 9 fixtures and have kept 4 clean sheets.

Dundalk
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Drogheda
HOME AWAY HOME AWAY TEAM PLD GD PTS HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
Aug 30
l
 
1-0A
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
2-1A
 Shelbourne241347 
d
 
2-2F
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1A
Oct 25
Oct 18
Aug 9
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
4-1A
 Derry251844 
d
 
2-2F
l
 
2-1A
Sep 27
l
 
5-1A
l
 
0-2A
Sep 13
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
4-1A
 Waterford24737 
l
 
1-4F
l
 
4-2F
Jul 26
Oct 4
Oct 25
l
 
1-0A
w
 
1-0F
d
 
1-1F
 Shamrock23734 
l
 
0-2A
l
 
4-0A
Oct 18
Aug 9
Aug 2
Oct 4
l
 
0-2A
l
 
2-0A
 Galway23334 
l
 
2-3A
d
 
0-00-0
Sep 13
l
 
3-0A
w
 
1-0F
Sep 21
l
 
0-5A
d
 
1-1A
 Sligo24-134 
w
 
3-1A
l
 
3-1A
Aug 23
l
 
2-1A
Aug 23
w
 
2-3F
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
1-0A
 St Patrick's25-428 
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
1-0A
d
 
0-00-0
Aug 30
Sep 27
Jul 26
w
 
2-0F
l
 
1-0A
 Bohemians22-426 
w
 
2-1F
l
 
1-0A
Aug 2
Sep 20
-
-
-
-
 Dundalk H24-1622 
w
 
2-1F
d
 
0-00-0
Nov 1
l
 
4-2A
w
 
4-2F
Nov 1
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
2-1A
 Drogheda A24-2317 
-
-
-
-
Win / draw / win form
Dundalk 9TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
24
Conceded
16
Games: Scored
12 / 20
Conceded
8 / 20
Clean sheets
12 / 20
Failed to score
8 / 20
Won
9
Draw
7
L
4
Goals: Scored
12
Conceded
23
Games: Scored
9 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
11 / 20
W
4
Draw
6
Lost
10
Drogheda 10TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
16
Conceded
44
Games: Scored
11 / 20
Conceded
17 / 20
Clean sheets
3 / 20
Failed to score
9 / 20
W
2
Draw
5
Lost
13
Goals: Scored
18
Conceded
36
Games: Scored
11 / 20
Conceded
16 / 20
Clean sheets
4 / 20
Failed to score
9 / 20
W
2
Draw
8
Lost
10
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
5
Dundalk have not lost to Drogheda in 5 consecutive home league meetings
League games at Dundalk since 2021
Dundalk
Drogheda
Goals: Scored
15
7
Games: Scored
6 / 7
5 / 7
Clean sheets
2 / 7
1 / 7
DLK
5
D
1
DRO
1
All league games since 2021
Dundalk
Drogheda
Goals: Scored
21
12
Games: Scored
11 / 14
9 / 14
Clean sheets
5 / 14
3 / 14
DLK
9
D
1
DRO
4
Goal Statistics

An absolutely awful PG of just 0.8 should cause concerns for Drogheda United FC fans, as should a 6 Premier Division games run in which they have failed to score more than 1 goal.

Dundalk 9th Drogheda 10th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.4
goals
0.8
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
24%
1
34%
2
24%
3
12%
4+
There is a 76% probability that Dundalk will score 1 or more goals
0
44%
1
36%
2
15%
3
4+
There is a 80% probability of Drogheda scoring 1 goal or less
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
-10
Dundalk’s goalscoring at home has been inline with predictions
-13
Drogheda have scored 13% fewer goals when away than predicted
1.2
average goals scored
0.8
average goals scored
0.8
conceded
2.2
conceded
 
Attack defence ratings
Premier Division - 2024/2024 season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/268382/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Dundalk
PG (predicted goals)
Drogheda
1.4
0.8
Attack rating
DLK
DRO
30%
better
view stats
Games scored10
14
Failed to score13
9
Scored first5
7
Goals scored13
22
Avg. goals scored0.6
1
Avg. shots per game8
9
Avg. shots per goal14
9
Conversion rate for7
11
Avg. XG for0
0
KickOff rating
+30%
Defence rating
21%
better
DLK
DRO
view stats
Games conceded15
19
Clean sheets8
4
Conceded first13
12
Goals conceded31
43
Avg. goals conceded1.3
1.9
Avg. shots/game conceded9
9
Avg. shots/goal conceded7
5
Conversion rate against15%
20%
Avg. XG against0
0
KickOff rating
+21%

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

Dundalk Premier Division squad statistics 2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
22535
D HorganJ GullanD HorganR Benson
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
F. Goddard GLK1
-
J Mountney DEF1611
2
-
M Animasahun DEF13
4
-
B Faulkner DEF2
1
-
S. Keogh DEF3
2
-
D Horgan MID2433
2
-
R Benson MID2031
5
-
P Doyle MID171
4
-
J Hakiki MID21
-
R O'Kane FWD2031
1
-
E Kenny FWD121
2
-
Subs
R Munro GLK13
1
-
L Mulligan DEF1
-
D Pike DEF1
-
H Cann DEF
-
K. Oostenbrink MID8
3
-
S McGill MID2
-
J Gullan FWD2151
4
-
R Mahon FWD101
1
-
C Elliott FWD16
5
-
Drogheda Premier Division squad statistics 2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
22447
D MarkeyF PierrotD MarkeyJ Keaney
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
A Wogan GLK181
1
-
A Quinn DEF151
2
-
D Webster DEF9
2
-
J Keaney DEF211
6
1
C Kane DEF16
-
L Heeney MID19
5
1
E Ahui MID2
1
-
A Foley MID2122
4
-
D Markey MID2214
5
-
S Farrell MID1
1
-
D James-Taylor FWD23
1
-
Subs
L Dennison GLK
-
S. Case MID
-
J Byrne MID1
-
K Cailloce MID13
-
M O'Brien MID8
2
-
R Brennan MID22
3
-
C. Feehan MID
-
W Davis FWD221
2
-
F Pierrot FWD224
5
-