Dicksboro (@1.44) vs St Patricks (@3.0)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Dicksboro will win

Dicksboro – St Patricks Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 08:30

At home, they lost the last four appearances on the trot, and five of the last six as well. The team also failed to find the back of the net in their last three ties in front of their home crowd. Dublin lost the last ten games in a row and could score just two goals in total from these ten clashes.

Theyve not been too flashy, scoring only a modest amount of goals, but St Patricks are quietly enjoying a solid campaign. Theyre in the top half and are just three points behind Derry City. They will have to get their skates on a bit if challenging for the top three is in their thoughts but falling short in that respect wouldnt be the end of the world.

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St Patricks can compete at home, but their lack of goals is worrying ahead of a game against the best side in the league. From a betting point of view, Under 2.5 Goals catches the eye. After all, theyve conceded just four goals in their last five at home, all of which have seen less than three match goals go in. At the same time, their defensive efforts have been promising, so much so that they appear to have a good chance of keeping things tight.

The hosts are down in eighth place in the league, leaving them just seven points and one place above the relegation playoff spot. The hosts have been poor all year, while they come into this clash under a cloud of poor form once again, as theyve won just once across their last 11 games in all competitions. Theyve fallen away from the side who were the biggest challengers to Dundalk not long ago. Cork have endured a tough season, so their European exit was hardly a surprise.

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Not only do the visitors come into this fixture having scored more away goals than any other team in the division, averaging 1.66, but theyve also accumulated more away points than any other Irish Premier Division side, winning seven, drawing three and losing just two. While Saturdays hosts have offered a limited threat at home, Dundalk have been menacing on the road.

Prediction correct score: 1 - 2

Add into the mix the fact that the pair shared just a single goal and 1.29 expected goals when they last met at this venue (April 2019), as well as the fact that Dundalk, who may well rest key players ahead of their upcoming trip to Azerbaijan, have conceded just seven goals in 12 away games this season, and the chances of a low-scoring match appear to be slightly greater than the current odds suggest.

They will have to get their skates on a bit if challenging for the top three is in their thoughts but falling short in that respect wouldnt be the end of the world. Theyve not been too flashy, scoring only a modest amount of goals, but St Patricks are quietly enjoying a solid campaign. Theyre in the top half and are just three points behind Derry City.

Only Cory City have scored less home goals than St. St Patricks have scored just 11 goals at Richmond Park this season, which is poor considering that theyre played 13 times in front of a home crowd. However, a lack of goals for is holding them back slightly. As far as home form goes, Saturdays hosts have done reasonably well, as they come into this game with the fourth-best home record in the division having won six, drawn three and lost four. Pats this season.

St Pats have fallen nine points off the top three, so their hopes of returning to Europe are fading. They need to turn things around with a victory in this clash, so will they be able to take advantage of the side with the worst home record in the Irish top flight? St Pats are another side who are struggling for results, the visitors have lost their last five matches coming into this one, which has seen them taken apart by Chelsea, crash out of Europe and struggle in the league.