St Patricks Athletic v Dundalk Betting Preview with free football betting tips and the best betting odds from the LEague Of Ireland SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Christy Fagan on song and the Asian Handicap markets on fire

St Patricks Athletic v Dundalk Betting Preview

St Patricks Athletic v Dundalk Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Richmond Park

Date: 24th March 2016

Time: 19:45
Photo courtesy of Sligo Sports Photography

After four games five teams lead the league on nine points apiece with Pats and Dundalk very much in the mix.

Both sides have the chance to take the outright lead when they meet ahead of the rest on Thursday evening. The Cork City v Shamrock Rovers game has been postponed due to international call ups so this game holds lots of significance.

Everyone knows Dundalk have a real shot at their third title in a row but people are now mentioning Pats in the same breath. After a massive 0-2 win away to Rovers in the Dublin derby their title credentials will come under another fierce examination.

The champions haven’t been firing on all cylinders yet this season and they suffered a blow when Patrick McEleney was taken off injured on Friday night. He looks set to be out for a while and that will harm Dundalk’s chances of taking a victory away from Inchicore.

The difference between two quality teams can often be one player, a talisman who can step up to the mark. Dundalk had that last season in Richie Towell and McEleney was this season’s great white hope. Without him the onus will likely fall on Ronan Finn who has never really matched the expectation placed on his shoulders.

There is one man who can be the difference on Thursday evening but he doesn’t play for Dundalk. Christy Fagan scored again last weekend to make it four goals in four games for the 2014 top scorer. With last season ravaged by injury you can only wonder how much closer Pats might have got had he been playing.

You certainly wouldn’t count against him having an influence again come Thursday but how far his goals will propel Pats is something we will just have to wait to see.


 

St Patricks Athletic v Dundalk Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Dundalk are too short to be entertained for my money at a best 2.35 (27/20) with Ladbrokes. You can back Pats at a high of 3.5 (5/2) with Marathon Bet while the draw is 3.3 (23/10) with Paddy Power.

The high price on St Patricks Athletic opens up some possibilities in the Asian Handicap market with 0.0 (Draw No Bet) available at 2.48 (31/21) with Marathon Bet. Alternatively you could consider backing Pats +0.25 Asian at 1.95 (19/20) with Betvictor.

Goals don’t look particularly likely which accounts for the high price of 2.38 (13/8) for +2.5 goals with Marathon Bet. Both teams to score might have a better chance at 2.07 (15/14) with 888Sport.

 

St Patricks Athletic v Dundalk betting preview free football betting tips

St Patricks Athletic Draw No Bet @ 2.48 with Marathon Bet

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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