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The Premier Division fixture at Finn Park on Friday sees home side Finn Harps up against opponents in St. Patrick's Athletic.
Our tips, poll and stats for Finn Harps v St. Patrick's Athletic can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Finn Harps will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-0 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Sligo Rovers.
Aidan Keena (3', 86') and Karl O'Sullivan (7') scored for Sligo Rovers.
It has not been often in recent games where Finn Harps have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Finn Harps have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 13 goals on the way.
Ahead of this meeting, Finn Harps have not beaten St. Patrick's Athletic in their previous 3 matches in the league.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic will come into the game following on from a 2-1 Premier Division win with the defeat of UCD in their previous game.
The only scorer from St. Patrick's Athletic was Eoin Doyle (50', 73'). Alex Nolan (87') was the scorer for UCD.
Throughout their six latest matches, Tim Clancy's St. Patrick's Athletic have fired home a total of 7 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 23/04/2021 shows that Finn Harps have won 1 of these games and St. Patrick's Athletic 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for The Harps and 13 for Saints. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 12 on 22/04/2022 when it finished St. Patrick's Athletic 2-0 Finn Harps.
The referee was Adriano Reale.
Team News: Finn Harps
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. David Webster (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
It’s our opinion that The Harps will probably go for a 4-3-3 system for this one, utilising Mark McGinley, Regan Donelon, Slevin Rob, José Carrillo, Ethan Boyle, Conor Tourish, Barry McNamee, Ryan Rainey, Eric McWoods, Filip Mihaljevic and Jesse Devers.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, the St. Patrick's Athletic boss Tim Clancy does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We reckon that Saints seem likely to make use of a 4-4-2 formation, starting Joseph Anang, Sam Curtis, Tom Grivosti, Joe Redmond, Anto Breslin, Darragh Burns, Jason McClelland, Adam O'Reilly, Chris Forrester, Mark Doyle and Eoin Doyle.
We’re thinking that Finn Harps will have to work hard as a team to break down this St. Patrick's Athletic lineup who we think will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 0-1 victory for St. Patrick's Athletic when the full-time whistle blows.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finn Park (6,000)
Captain: David Webster
Chairman: Ian Harkin
Manager: Ollie Horgan
Competitions: Premier Division position 9
🔑 Key Player: Filip Mihaljević
Generally taking up the Striker position, Filip Mihaljević was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After having made a senior debut playing for Slaven Belupo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Premier Division 2022 campaign so far in 18 appearances.