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Athlone arrive at St Colman's Park on Friday for the First Division fixture with hosts Cobh Ramblers.
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Cobh Ramblers go into this match following on from a 1-1 First Division drawn game vs Galway United.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Cobh Ramblers have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Cobh Ramblers have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Cobh Ramblers:
- remain undefeated by Athlone when playing them at home in the previous 4 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Athlone will come into the encounter after a 2-0 First Division win versus Wexford in their previous fixture.
Showing their bias toward fruitful encounters, we’ve had goals 23 times in the previous six games in which Athlone have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.83 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have got 16 of this grand total. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 21/05/2021 shows us that Cobh Ramblers have won 3 of these games & Athlone 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was First Division match day 19 on 10/06/2022 when it ended Athlone 5-2 Cobh Ramblers.
Team News: Athlone
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Athlone boss Adrian Carberry does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Athlone have enough to break down this Cobh Ramblers team, however that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Cobh Ramblers at the end of this one. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St Colman's Park (5,980)
Chairman: Bill O’Leary
Manager: Stuart Ashton
Competitions: First Division position 9