Dundalk vs St Patricks Predictions

Dundalk vs St. Patrick’s Athletic predictions for Monday’s Irish Premier Division clash at Oriel Park. Can Dundalk take the three points with their home advantage? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Dundalk vs St Patricks Predictions


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A Monday Night Thriller: Dundalk’s Decisive Battle against St. Patrick’s Athletic

Key Stats
– Dundalk’s attack have been in blazing form, scoring at least two goals in each of their last five home games.
– St. Patrick’s Athletic’s away record has been shaky, having conceded 22 goals in their 11 away games.
– Patrick Hoban, the game-changer for Dundalk, has shown an impressive form, scoring a quick-fire brace in their last game.

The city of Dundalk buzzes with excitement, as Oriel Park prepares to host a riveting face-off between Dundalk FC and St. Patrick’s Athletic. This exhilarating showdown is part of the ongoing League of Ireland Premier fixtures.

Stationed fifth on the table, Dundalk have accumulated a commendable 35 points from 22 games. However, the third-place contenders, St. Patrick’s Athletic, have them beat, at least on paper. Amid these circumstances, Dundalk’s quest for consistency this season becomes all the more critical.

Dundalk’s Turnaround and St. Patrick’s Athletic’s Momentum

Emerging victorious from the last three matches, Dundalk have showcased a commendable form, crowned by a 2-1 triumph against the formidable Drogheda. The quick-fire brace by Patrick Hoban was the game-changer for the Lilywhites, inching them closer to a potential top-three position with another victory.


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Stephen O’Donnell’s team brims with confidence, especially after clinching the Louth Derby. Their performances reveal a team that’s maturing with each game, even though their track record against St. Patrick’s Athletic is less than ideal, having only two wins in their last 11 encounters.

In contrast, St. Patrick’s Athletic, led by Jon Daly, has been enjoying a fantastic form, boasting seven victories in their last nine league matches. The most recent being a hard-fought 1-0 win against Shelbourne, thanks to Jake Mulraney’s second-half effort. With 38 points from 22 games, the Saints are in a prime position to compete for the title, a mere five points behind the league leaders, Shamrock Rovers.

Analysing the Home Ground Advantage and Away Woes

The Lilywhites have been doing well at their home ground, winning three and drawing two of their last five games at Oriel Park. If history is any indicator, the home turf could prove advantageous for Dundalk in the upcoming game.

St. Patrick’s Athletic, however, have struggled with away games, conceding 22 goals, the third-highest amount in the League of Ireland Premier. This patchy form on the road is an area they desperately need to improve upon to enhance their chances of securing their first league title since 2013.

The Implication of Team Formations

The Lilywhites, fresh off their three consecutive victories, are expected to retain most of their winning team. The one likely switch could be Robert McCourt replacing Darragh Leahy, and Rayhaan Tulloch getting the nod over Daniel Kelly. Both changes are likely to fortify their attack, with Tulloch playing provider for the ace striker, Patrick Hoban.

On the other hand, St. Patrick’s Athletic might not feel the need to change a winning formula and could continue with the same starting lineup. The high-performing Chris Forrester, with ten goals under his belt this season, is expected to continue his offensive midfield role.

Predictions and Justifications

Given the current form of both teams, a high-scoring match seems likely, which justifies the prediction of a match tally exceeding 3.5 goals. Dundalk’s last three matches saw them scoring twice in each game, while St. Patrick’s poor away form, conceding 22 goals in their 11 away games, boosts this prediction.

As for the correct score prediction, Dundalk is likely to emerge victorious and there is good value in placing a small bet on a 3-1 scoreline. The team has been in impressive form, winning their last three games. Their home record supports this too, with a winning streak at Oriel Park.

St. Patrick’s Athletic, despite their commendable overall form, have shown weakness in their away games. Their loss to Drogheda in their last away match could mean that Dundalk might have the upper hand in this game.


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Gram Dodd
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