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Galway United will host the visiting St. Patrick's Athletic at Eamonn Deacy Park in this Premier Division game on Friday.
All Galway United v St. Patrick's Athletic match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Galway United will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-0 First Division victory against Wexford.
The only name on the scoresheet from Galway United was Wassim Aouachria (5').
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the Galway United rearguard. Galway United have been miserly, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past six outings standing at 3. That sort of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
St. Patrick's Athletic
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Shamrock Rovers in President's Cup competition, St. Patrick's Athletic will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only name on the scoresheet from St. Patrick's Athletic was Jamie Lennon (93'). Trevor Clarke (54', 88') and Josh Honohan (62') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
Jon Daly's St. Patrick's Athletic have converted a total of 7 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that same period adds up to 9.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 04/03/2016 shows us that Galway United have won 1 of these & St. Patrick's Athletic 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Tribesman and 8 being from Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league clash between the two was Premier Division match day 31 on 13/10/2017 when it ended Galway United 1-1 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The referee was Rob Rogers.
Team News: Galway United
The Galway United boss John Caulfield doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the St. Patrick's Athletic boss Jon Daly to contend with. Tom Grivosti (Cruciate ligament injury) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that St. Patrick's Athletic and Galway United are both more than capable of scoring here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. That is why we are leaning toward a high-scoring affair with a draw by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eamonn Deacy Park (5,000)
Captain: Conor McCormack
Chairman: Jonathan Corbett
Manager: John Caulfield