First Division match preview: Galway United versus Athlone Town

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Competition: Republic of Ireland First Division
Competition: Fri 11.June
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park (5000 seats)

Galway United will hope their home comforts are enough to get a result from this difficult encounter with high-flying Athlone Town.

Insights:
  • Galway United have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Athlone Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Galway United form and stats

When playing at home in the First Division, Galway United have managed 1 win, 3 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 5 games.

Galway faced defeat in their previous match, away at Shelbourne (0-4). As you see from the result above, Galway United suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Cork City that finished 1-1.

The Galway fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 5 in 5 matches. Galway have conceded 5 in these home matches.

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Athlone Town form and stats

Playing away, Athlone Town have won 2 games, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the First Division this season. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Athlone are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Athlone's previous game was their home loss versus UCD (2-3). A huge disappointment for Athlone in their last match (vs UCD). Leading 2-0 the victory seemed almost certain, but a fascinating collapse turned everything around and in the end all was lost in a 2-3 defeat. Athlone Town were so close to getting something from the game against UCD, but ended up with egg all over their face after conceding the deciding goal two minutes into overtime.

A home win before that, celebrating 2-1 vs Cobh Ramblers.

The visiting Athlone Town have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 5 goals from 5 games. Athlone have conceded 5 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Athlone Town - Galway 3-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Galway United six wins, three draws and Athlone Town one victory. As for goals, eight matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Galway UnitedR. Keating
R. Keating
4 goals
GalwayP. Cunningham
P. Cunningham
3 goals
Athlone TownJ. Doona
J. Doona
3 goals

Galway United missing players

Athlone Town missing players

Galway United Athlone Town
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
10 5 2 Played P 1 5 10
3 1 0 Won W 1 2 5
4 3 2 Drew D 0 1 1
3 1 0 Lost L 0 2 4
14 5 2 Scored S 1 5 16
13 5 2 Conceded C 0 5 12
90% 80% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
80% 60% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 40% 70%
60% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 40% 70%
40% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 30%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 10%
50% 60% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 40% 60%
40% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 100% 20% 20%
20% 20% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 40% 20%
 
7.4 7 8 Corners for (avg) C F 3 5.6 5.6
4.4 3.2 3 Corners against (avg) C A 5 6.8 6.2
2.9 3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 2.3
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.1 11.2 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7 9 11.6
5.8 6 8.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.6 5.1
21% 17% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 28% 31%
Key stats in First Division this season:
  • Athlone Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Galway United have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shelbourne 10 7 3 0 22 9 6 4 2 0 14 6 4 3 1 0 8 3 13 24
2 UCD 10 5 4 1 25 12 5 2 3 0 9 5 5 3 1 1 16 7 13 19
3 Athlone Town 10 5 1 4 16 12 5 3 0 2 11 7 5 2 1 2 5 5 4 16
4 Treaty United 10 4 4 2 13 10 5 4 1 0 7 2 5 0 3 2 6 8 3 16
5 Cabinteely 10 5 0 5 10 18 6 3 0 3 5 9 4 2 0 2 5 9 -8 15
6 Bray Wanderers 10 3 5 2 11 9 4 1 2 1 4 2 6 2 3 1 7 7 2 14
7 Galway United 10 3 4 3 14 13 5 1 3 1 5 5 5 2 1 2 9 8 1 13
8 Cork City 10 2 3 5 10 10 5 2 1 2 9 6 5 0 2 3 1 4 0 9
9 Cobh Ramblers 10 2 2 6 8 18 5 1 1 3 3 11 5 1 1 3 5 7 -10 8
10 Wexford Youths 10 1 0 9 4 22 4 0 0 4 2 11 6 1 0 5 2 11 -18 3

Read more about First Division

The League of Ireland First Divsion, also known as the SSE Aitricity League First Division, is the second level division of football in the Republic of Ireland. It runs a summer league from February to October with ten teams. Each plays each other three times for a total of 27 fixtures to set the final league table.