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Dundalk head to Bishopsgate on Monday for the Premier Division showdown with hosts Longford Town.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Longford Town v Dundalk can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Longford Town will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-0 Premier Division losing effort in their last game against St. Patrick's Athletic.
Ronan Coughlan (47') and Chris Forrester (52', 90') scored for St. Patrick's Athletic.
Longford Town have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 1 vs opponents over their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, The Town have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 11.
Going into this one, Longford Town haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Dundalk head into the match after a 0-3 Premier Division win versus Waterford in their previous outing.
For Dundalk, the goalscorers were Andy Boyle (25'), Chris Shields (43') and Michael Duffy (46').
The numbers tell their own story, and Dundalk have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, The Lilywhites have not been doing too well. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, however.
Coming into this fixture, Dundalk have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 06/03/2015 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Longford Town. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all whereas Dundalk have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those games played.
A combined sum of 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 for The Town and 14 for The Lilywhites. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 29 on 17/10/2016 when it ended Longford Town 0-3 Dundalk.
The referee was James McKell.
Team News: Longford Town
Longford Town manager Daire Doyle will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Dundalk
Dundalk boss Jim Magilton has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Patrick Hoban (Ankle Injury) and Brian Gartland (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our thinking is that Longford Town have it within them to get a goal against this Dundalk side, but a single goal is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re therefore tipping a close game with a 1-2 win for Dundalk after 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bishopsgate (5,097)
Captain: Dean Zambra
Chairman: Jim Hanley
Manager: Daire Doyle
Competitions: Premier Division position 10
🔑 Key Man: Dylan Grimes
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Dylan Grimes was born in Rep. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Longford Town in the 2021 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Premier Division 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.