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Dundalk v Longford Town Betting Preview

Dundalk v Longford Town Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Oriel Park

Date: 5th July 2016
Time: 19:45
Feature photo courtesy of Dundalk FC

Dundalk can move nine points clear at the top with a win over Longford Town and everyone expects it to be comfortable.

And why wouldn’t they when you consider the contrasting fortunes of both clubs? First of all the battle of the towns sees top of the table versus bottom. Longford have picked up just one league win all season compared to Dundalk’s fourteen.

As a result there is already thirty-five points between the sides at either end of the League Of Ireland Premier Division table. Longford have actually scored less goals in their seventeen games than Dundalk have in their two trips to the North West.

But there are a few things that Tony Cousins can look to in the hope of inspiring his lads into performing. Their own best form has come on the road with most of their points and most of their goals coming on their travels.

Dundalk’s home form has left a lot to be desired, too. On Friday night they inflicted Derry City’s biggest ever home defeat on them. Apart from the defeat to Cork they have won every game on the road scoring twenty-nine goals.

But at home they have failed to win twice scoring a meagre thirteen times. That’s more than Longford have managed home and away but for Dundalk it is somewhat disappointing. Consequently they have only covered a handicap twice on home turf this season.

This is also their last game before they take on the important champions league qualifiers against the Icelandic champions, FH Hafnarfjordur. If anything is likely to take their eye off the ball it would be that.

A win should be expected as this Dundalk side are full of resolve. But it may not be quite so comfortable as many people seem to think.


Dundalk v Longford Town Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Dundalk are as short as you will see them this season. Marathon Bet are best price for the home win at 1.11 (1/9).  They are also best price for an away win with Longford Town as high as 35/1. You can get 10/1 for a draw with Betvictor.

The best price for Dundalk on the handicaps is -2.5 Asian Handicap at 1.92 (23/25) from Betvictor. Dundalk would need to win by three clear goals for that bet which is, frankly, ridiculous.

Paddy Power are offering 2.1 (11/10) on +3.5 goals. Meanwhile you can get 1.87 (5/6) from Marathon Bet for -3.5 total goals and that is more appealing to my eye.

Only one of Dundalk’s ten home games in all competitions have seen more than three goals. Although Longford Town have seen a few goals on their travels. But In this instance they should be sitting in from the beginning and making it hard for Dundalk to break them down.

 

Dundalk v Longford Town Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

Under 3.5 Goals @ 1.87 with Marathon Bet

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