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This forthcoming FAI Cup match sees Galway United readying themselves for opponents Dundalk on Friday.
View all of the Galway United v Dundalk predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Galway United fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-4 First Division triumph against Bray Wanderers.
The only player to score from Galway United was Stephen Walsh (34', 93', 94').
It has been all too rare in recent times that Galway United haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Galway United have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 6 goals in the process.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Derry City in Premier Division action, Dundalk and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Dundalk managed 72% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Dundalk was Patrick Hoban (96'). On the other side, Derry City got 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Will Patching (42', 77') and Ben Doherty (47') scored for Derry City.
Stephen O'Donnell's Dundalk have turned their attacks into goals 6 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 7.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 06/05/2016 shows us that Galway United have won 2 of these games & Dundalk 4, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 for Tribesman and 13 netted by The Lilywhites. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league contest between these sides was Premier Division match day 33 on 27/10/2017 which finished with the scoreline of Galway United 3-4 Dundalk.
The match was refereed by Ben Connolly.
Team News: Galway United
The Galway United boss John Caulfield doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Dundalk
Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Dundalk manager Stephen O'Donnell to be concerned about. John Mountney (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re thinking that Dundalk and Galway United could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eamonn Deacy Park (5,000)
Captain: Conor McCormack
Chairman: Jonathan Corbett
Manager: John Caulfield
Competitions: First Division position 1, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)