League Of Ireland First Division Betting Preview with both teams to score and +2.5 goals tips

First Division Weekend Preview 15th/16th April 16

This is going to be quick and I hope the few moments you spend reading it are worthwhile.

I haven’t been paying that much attention the SSE Airtricity League First Division this season and it may just be that I have been missing a trick.

  • In the League Of Ireland First Division this season there have been twenty-four games to date.
  • Seventeen of those games have seen both teams score.
  • Eighteen of those games have seen +2.5 goals

In short the first division is goal central. A lot of this can be attributed to Limerick, of course, but even if you take Limerick out of the equation it is still pretty well stuffed with goals.

  • There have been eighteen games in the League Of Ireland First Division excluding Limerick games.
  • Thirteen of those games have seen both teams score.
  • Twelve of those games have seen +2.5 goals.

That’s a pretty big strike rate with or without Limerick in the equation. Naturally a league with such a high strike rate for goals would necessarily see the prices for goals be pretty low. You wouldn’t, for example, get odds against on all the games to feature this weekend, would you?


UCD v Drogheda Utd

  •  +2.5 goals @ 2.05 (21/20) with bet365
  • Both teams to score @ 1.91 (10/11) with Boylesports

Waterford Utd v Shelbourne

  • +2.5 goals @ 2.1 (11/10) with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes
  • Both teams to score at 1.83 (5/6) with Boylesports and Ladbrokes

Cobh Ramblers v Athlone Town

I am going to have a pop on all three games mixing +2.5 goals and both teams to score bets. Hopefully we’ll be in for another goals bonanza that will carry forward for a few weeks yet at these delicious looking prices.

League Of Ireland First Division Free Football Tips

UCD v Drogheda Utd +2.5 goals @ 2.05 (21/20) with bet365

Waterford Utd v Shelbourne +2.5 goals @ 2.1 (11/10) with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes

Cobh Ramblers v Athlone Town Both teams to score @ 1.87 (5/6) with Boylesports

About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the website manager and chief betting advisor for Irish Football Tips and Scottish Football Tips.

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