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The Premier Division clash at Head In The Game Park on Friday will see home side Drogheda United playing against opponents Sligo Rovers.
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Drogheda United will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-1 Premier Division defeat last time out to Dundalk.
The only player to score from Drogheda United was Chris Lyons (90'). David McMillan (23') and Jeong-woo Han (70') scored for Dundalk.
It has not been often in recent times where Drogheda United have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that The Drogs have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals during that time. Despite that, time will tell whether the trend will be sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that Drogheda United:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sligo Rovers in their last 3 games.
- are winless against Sligo Rovers in their previous 5 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Derry City in Premier Division action, Sligo Rovers and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Will Patching (51') was the scorer for Derry City.
A series of reliable displays from the Sligo Rovers defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8.
Their prior results show that Sligo Rovers:
- haven't beaten Drogheda United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- haven't been beaten by Drogheda United when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 13/03/2015 shows us that Drogheda United have won 1 of these games and Sligo Rovers 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for The Drogs and 10 for The Bit o' Red. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Premier Division match day 33 on 27/10/2017 which ended up with the score at Drogheda United 0-0 Sligo Rovers.
The match was refereed by Paul McLaughlin.
Team News: Drogheda United
Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this game with a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We’re thinking that Drogheda United will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Sligo Rovers outfit who we think might get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Sligo Rovers when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Head In The Game Park (3,500)
Captain: Jake Hyland
Chairman: Conor Hoey
Manager: Tim Clancy
Competitions: Premier Division position 5
🔑 Star Man: Chris Lyons
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Chris Lyons was born in Rep. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for UCD in the 2011 season, the gifted Forward has got 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.