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The Premier Division meeting at Finn Park on Friday will see home side Finn Harps play opponents Drogheda United.
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Finn Harps go into this fixture following a 2-2 Premier Division draw vs Dundalk.
The only name on the scoresheet from Finn Harps was Tunde Owolabi (18', 69'). Michael Duffy (61') and Patrick Hoban (63') scored for Dundalk.
Matches with Finn Harps have proved to be absorbing encounters of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 24 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 11 of these being chalked up by Finn Harps.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Finn Harps:
- haven't beaten Drogheda United in their last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against St. Patrick's Athletic in Premier Division action, Drogheda United and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Alfie Lewis (94') scored for St. Patrick's Athletic.
The stats don’t lie, and Drogheda United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. In defence, Drogheda United seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, however.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 19/10/2018 shows that Finn Harps have won 2 of these games and Drogheda United 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Harps and 6 coming from The Drogs. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league clash between these sides was Premier Division match day 19 on 02/07/2021 when it ended Drogheda United 3-1 Finn Harps.
The referee was Adriano Reale.
Team News: Finn Harps
The Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Drogheda United
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Drogheda United boss Tim Clancy has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
In this match, Drogheda United should get enough chances to find the net against this Finn Harps side, although it probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Finn Harps when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finn Park (6,000)
Captain: Tony McNamee
Chairman: Seàn Quinn
Manager: Ollie Horgan
Competitions: Premier Division position 7
⭐ Key Man: Adam Foley
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Adam Foley was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Glenavon in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 8 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.