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Sligo Rovers will be taking on away side Bohemian FC at The Showgrounds in the Premier Division clash on Friday.
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Sligo Rovers will play in this fixture following a 0-0 Premier Division drawn result against St. Patrick's Athletic.
It has been seldom in recent games that Sligo Rovers have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Bit o' Red have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals during that time. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Looking at their past form shows that Sligo Rovers:
- have not won against Bohemian FC in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Waterford in Premier Division competition, Bohemian FC will be aiming to make amends here.
Ali Coote (24') and Tyreke Wilson (45') scored for Waterford.
A succession of very capable showings from the Bohemian FC defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, their forwards have scored 6.
Ahead of this clash, Bohemian FC remain unbeaten by Sligo Rovers when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes going back to 22/10/2018 shows us that Sligo Rovers have won 1 of these & Bohemian FC 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for The Bit o' Red and 9 coming from The Bohs. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 3 on 24/02/2020 and the score finished Bohemian FC 2-0 Sligo Rovers.
The referee was Ben Connolly.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers boss Liam Buckley has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
We are thinking that The Bit o' Red could employ a 4-4-2 system this time, handing starts to Edward McGinty, Teemu Penninkangas, Lewis Banks, Regan Donelon, Kyle Callan-McFadden, William Seymore, Garry Buckley, David Cawley, Jesse Devers, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Ronan Coughlan.
Team News: Bohemian FC
Owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Bohemian FC manager Keith Long has no fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We’re of the thinking that The Bohs could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system with a starting lineup of Stephen McGuinness, Andy Lyons, Dan Casey, James Finnerty, Anto Breslin, Keith Buckley, Jonathan Lunney, Kris Twardek, Daniel Mandroiu, Daniel Grant and Andre Wright.
In our view, Sligo Rovers could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this Bohemian FC side who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Bohemian FC when the full-time whistle blows.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Showgrounds (4,500)
Captain: Kyle Callan-McFadden
Chairman: Martin Heragthy
Manager: Liam Buckley
Competitions: Premier Division position 5, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
🔑 Key Man: Ronan Coughlan
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Ronan Coughlan was born in Rep. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Bray Wanderers in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Premier Division 2020 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.