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Drogheda United will host visiting rivals Bohemian FC at Weavers Park in the Premier Division meeting on Friday.
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Drogheda United will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-3 FAI Cup defeat last time out to Bohemian FC.
The only scorer from Drogheda United was Ryan Brennan (50'). Krystian Nowak (44') and Jonathan Afolabi (56', 90') scored for Bohemian FC.
Fixtures involving Drogheda United have tended to be entertaining encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of those belonging to Drogheda United. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Proving their involvement in action-packed matches, goals have been scored 23 times in the last six games in which Bohemian FC have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.83 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 8 of this grand total.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 15/07/2022 shows that Drogheda United have won 1 of these games and Bohemian FC 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A combined sum of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 of them from The Drogs and 13 for The Bohs. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
Team News: Drogheda United
The Drogheda United manager Kevin Doherty has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
We think that The Drogs could go for a 4-2-3-1 formation this time and select Andrew Wogan, Luke Heeney, Conor Kane, Conor Keeley, Evan Weir, Gary Deegan, Ryan Brennan, Adam Foley, Darragh Markey, Dayle Rooney and Kyle Robinson.
Team News: Bohemian FC
Due to a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Bohemian FC boss Declan Devine has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
There’s a good chance that The Bohs could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system using James Talbot, Keith Buckley, Kacper Radkowski, Krystian Nowak, Patrick Kirk, Adam McDonnell, Jordan Flores, Dylan Connolly, James Clarke, Danny Grant and Jonathan Afolabi.
We’re thinking that Drogheda United will do well to get anything against this Bohemian FC team who we think might end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a 0-1 winning margin for Bohemian FC at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weavers Park (3,500)
Captain: Gary Deegan
Chairman: Joanna Byrne
Manager: Kevin Doherty
Competitions: Premier Division position 7, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Ryan Brennan
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Ryan Brennan was born in Drogheda, Rep. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Drogheda United in the 2010 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in the Premier Division 2023 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.