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St. Patrick's Athletic will be the visitors at Oriel Park on Friday for the Premier Division showdown with home side Dundalk.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Dundalk fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-4 Premier Division triumph versus Finn Harps.
For Dundalk, the goalscorers were Patrick Hoban (3', 51'), Michael Duffy (37') and Greg Sloggett (83').
Dundalk have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 13 during that period while also conceding a total of 5.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic go into this encounter following on from a 1-0 Premier Division win with the downing of Cork City in their previous outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from St. Patrick's Athletic was Billy King (56').
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving St. Patrick's Athletic has been fairly consistent recently. A glance at their last six outings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 7 while Saints have scored 6. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be replicated in this next match or not.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/10/2018 shows that Dundalk have won 4 of these games and St. Patrick's Athletic 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Lilywhites and 3 for Saints. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Premier Division match day 36 on 25/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Dundalk 4-0 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The match was refereed by Graham Kelly.
Team News: Dundalk
Dundalk boss Vinny Perth will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this game thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, St. Patrick's Athletic manager Stephen O'Donnell has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
St. Patrick's Athletic will do really well to find the back of the net against a Dundalk lineup who have the capability to win well here.
We’re tipping a very comfortable 3-0 winning margin for Dundalk when the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oriel Park (4,500)
Captain: Brian Gartland
Chairman: Bill Hulsizer
Manager: Vinny Perth
Competitions: Premier Division position 2, FAI Cup (First Round)
🔑 Key Man: Patrick Hoban
Usually taking up the Striker position, Patrick Hoban was born in Galway, Rep. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Dundalk in the 2013 season, the talented Forward has bagged 5 league goals in this Premier Division 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.