Dundalk FC vs St Patricks Dublin Preview 08/08/2021

St. Patrick’s Athletic head to Dundalk on Friday seeking to end their winless streak against Dundalk. The Pats are winless in seven straight games against Dundalk dating back to 2019.

They need to claim a win this weekend to have any hope of staying in the Premier Division title race.

Manager Stephen O’Donnell’s Pats are in second place in the Irish Premier Division. The club is just three points back of first-place Shamrock Rovers, but have played a match more going into the weekend.

Dundalk are down the table in seventh place. They have taken 27 points from 20 matches and are 11 points off of third-place Sligo Rovers. Dundalk are unbeaten in back-to-back games in all competitions.

The Lilywhites defeated Finn Harps at home 1-0 and followed it up with an FAI Cup nil-nil draw against Treaty United. Dundalk have to of the more exciting goalscorers in the league. Chris Lyons has tallied nine of the team’s 35 goals while Mark Doyle has added eight goals.

Ronan Coughlan leads St. Patrick’s Athletic in goals with seven. He has tallied 19% of the Pats goals in 2021.

Dundalk and St. Patrick’s Athletic have played twice in 2021 with the former going unbeaten in both matches. Dundalk claimed a 1-1 draw in the first meeting at home as Sam Bone’s 56th-minute goal for St. Patrick’s Athletic was cancelled out by Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe with five minutes to play.

Their second meeting saw Dundalk win away by a 2-0 scoreline. An own goal from Bone was followed by a David McMillian goal in the second period. Dundalk are unbeaten in seven straight league games versus St. Patrick’s Athletic.

Dundalk are unbeaten in three straight home matches. They have taken 14 points from 30 over all at home with a goal difference of –1.

St. Patrick’s Athletic have been hot and cold on the road. The club has posted 14 points from 33 away from home with a zero-goal difference. The club are winless in three straight road matches.

The Pats’ chances of winning the Irish Premier Division could hinge on a win this weekend. St. Patrick’s Athletics’ last win versus Dundalk came in 2019.

The away side should finally end their winless streak versus Dundalk on Friday. The win should keep St. Patrick’s Athletic in the title race down the stretch.

Despite a poor run of form on the road, the Pats will pick up a win and under 2.5 goals coming in the game.

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