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Cobh Ramblers arrive at Athlone Town Stadium on Friday for the First Division tie with home side Athlone.
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Athlone go into this match following on from a 1-1 First Division stalemate versus Cabinteely.
The Town have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they have also done enough to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, The Town have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Athlone:
- haven't won against Cobh Ramblers in their previous 3 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 9 matches in the league. They will be so desperate to end this run.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against UCD in First Division competition, Cobh Ramblers will be hoping to turn things around here.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Cobh Ramblers has become fairly consistent of late. A glance at their last six meetings reveals that it has happened 6 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 8 while Cobh have scored 8. That aside, it remains to be seen if the trend might be sustained in this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Cobh Ramblers:
- haven't won against Athlone when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 15/06/2018 tells us that Athlone have won 1 of them & Cobh Ramblers 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
12 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them for The Town and 7 being from Cobh. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
Team News: Athlone
Athlone boss Terry Butler has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Cobh Ramblers
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Athlone have the capability to find the net against this Cobh Ramblers side, although one goal is unlikely to be enough to give them the result that they want.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 1-2 winning margin for Cobh Ramblers at full-time. Let’s see what happens here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Athlone Town Stadium (5,000)
Captain: Aaron Brilly
Chairman: John Hayden
Manager: Terry Butler
Competitions: First Division position 10, League of Ireland Cup (First Round), FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)