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Athlone will be taking on guests Kerry at Athlone Town Stadium in this First Division clash on Friday.
Our Athlone v Kerry tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Athlone will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-0 First Division defeat in their last game at the hands of Cobh Ramblers.
Jack Doherty (62') was the scorer for Cobh Ramblers.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Athlone haven’t conceded. The facts show that Athlone have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals on the way.
In their last game, Kerry drew 0-0 in the First Division tie with Longford Town.
The stats tell the story, and Kerry have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in total. Defensively, Kerry just haven’t been too solid at all. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Kerry have not won away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
The previous league fixture featuring the two was First Division match day 19 on 09/06/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Kerry 0-1 Athlone.
Team News: Kerry
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Kerry boss Billy Dennehy has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Kerry have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Athlone team, however it may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Athlone after 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Athlone Town Stadium (5,000)
Captain: Oisin Duffy
Chairman: John Hayden
Manager: Gordon Brett
Competitions: First Division position 4