Dundalk v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview with free football betting tips and the best betting odds for the League Of Irelans SSE Airtricity League match

Dundalk v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview

Dundalk v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Oriel Park

Date: 24th June 2016
Time: 19:45
Feature photo courtesy of Dundalk FC

Dundalk have the chance to reopen the gap to Cork City in second place in the League Of Ireland.

While Cork have had next week’s fixture postponed to allow for their games in Europe their own European adventure doesn’t start until the 13th July. That could present Dundalk with the opportunity to increase the gap to at least four points with victory over Derry City next weekend.

Furthermore, they play a St Patricks Athletic side this weekend who haven’t taken a point off them in four attempts. In addition to that the head to head stats show Pats  have only scored the one goal in those four matches and this season’s only league meeting ended in a 0-4 away win for The Lillywhites.

Dundalk also have a great record of bouncing back from defeat. It has been almost three years since they failed to win the subsequent match following a loss in the league.  It could be another three years hence before it happens again.

Particularly with Dundalk likely to have a full strength squad to choose from. Injuries to Kilduff and McEleney have eased so there is genuine competition for places in the squad. In fact, this is arguably the strongest squad Dundalk have had in Stephen Kenny’s reign.

Pats are heading in the other direction in comparison to Dundalk. They have lost three of their last five away league games and two of those were Dublin derbies. As a result they could, conceivably, find themselves as low as seventh, eighth or even ninth with three difficult away games in a row.

In between those games they have a Europa League tie to navigate. The teams directly below them will play their game in hand during that time so, at the very least, their challenge for a European berth next season is under threat.


Dundalk v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Marathon Bet have the best price on offer for Dundalk of 1.48 (12/25). bet365 price Pats up as high as 8.5 (15/2). Marathon Bet are the best price for a draw at 4.7 (37/10).

Despite their continued dominance Dundalk’s home form has been patchy. They have covered a handicap in just one of seven league games. As a result the handicap markets are probably best left alone although backing Pats +1 Asian Handicap at 2.2 (6/5) with Betvictor could have potential.

Both teams to score is unappealing at even money with bet365 and Skybet. The opposite bet of both teams to score NO is equally unappealing at a best 1.89 (8/9) with Marathon Bet.

 

Dundalk v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

St Patricks Athletic +1 Asian Handicap @ 2.2 with Betvictor

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