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Wexford will be at Athlone Town Stadium on Friday for the First Division showdown with home team Athlone.
All Athlone v Wexford game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Athlone will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-1 LOI First Division Play Offs defeat last time out to Waterford.
Ronan Coughlan (78') scored for Waterford.
It has been seldom in recent games that Athlone have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Athlone have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 15 goals in the process. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
In the game prior to this, Wexford drew 1-1 in the LOI First Division Play Offs match with Cobh Ramblers.
The stats don’t lie, and Wexford have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals overall. At the back, Wexford have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 01/07/2022, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Athlone winning 3 of those games, Wexford 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 for The Town and 9 created by The Warriors. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league game between the two was First Division match day 28 on 25/08/2023 when the final score was Athlone 0-2 Wexford.
Team News: Wexford
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Wexford manager James Keddy has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Here is a game where Wexford may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Athlone team who we think should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
That’s why our selection here is for a 1-0 winning score for Athlone at the end of the 90.
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