Bohemians look to Dalymount Park supporters for inspiration before Dundalk match

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Competition: Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Competition: Fri 15.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Dalymount Park (7955 seats)

Moving closer to the top sides is the task when these two mid-table sides fight it out. Both are trying to strenghten their league status, Bohemians in 5th and Dundalk in 6th position.

Insights:
  • Bohemians have the most scored goals (48) in Premier Division
  • Dundalk 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.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Dundalk have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 19-8-16 (win-draw-loss) from 43 matches.

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Bohemians form and stats

7-3-4 (win-draw-lost) are the Premier Division numbers at home for Bohemians so far this season.

It's back home for Bohemians, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Longford Town away with the result 4-1. J. Mullins (2), T. Wilson, C. Kelly (2) and G. Kelly found the net in that victory.

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Dundalk (1-2).

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Bohemians have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found nine games) they have won four times, drawn two and lost three.

The manager K. Long will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Shamrock Rovers in only three days.

The Bohemians manager K. Long has got the team scoring with 31 from 14 home games in the league. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Dundalk form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Dundalk so far with only 15 points returning home. The records show 3-6-6 (win-draw-lose).

Impressive finishing from S. Murray secured the home win 1-0 against Shamrock Rovers in their previous game.

Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Finn Harps that ended 2-2.

Dundalk are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is one win, one draw and three defeats. From a total of five matches.

Dundalk are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 18 away goals from 15 games (in the league). As opposed to that, Dundalk have seen the ball go into their own net 22 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these teams meet this season, as the results database show this recent game: Dundalk - Bohemians 2-1. Stats for the prior ten meetings involving these two sides are: four wins for Bohemians, one draw and five wins for Dundalk. Over 2,5 goals: seven times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

BohemiansG. Kelly
G. Kelly
18 goals
DundalkP. Hoban
P. Hoban
11 goals
BohemiansL. Burt
L. Burt
8 goals

Bohemians missing players

Dundalk missing players

Bohemians Dundalk
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 2 Played P 2 15 30
12 7 0 Won W 0 3 10
5 3 1 Drew D 1 6 8
11 4 1 Lost L 1 6 12
48 31 4 Scored S 1 18 38
36 17 5 Conceded C 2 22 42
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 79% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 80% 77%
61% 71% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 47% 53%
36% 50% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 23%
21% 29% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 10%
57% 57% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 70%
29% 36% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 17%
14% 7% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 13% 13%
 
4.8 5.6 7.5 Corners for (avg) C F 2 5.1 5.7
3.4 3.7 3 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4.9 5.2
1.6 1.5 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.4 2.1
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
11.3 11.2 17 Shots (avg) S ( 4 8.7 9.9
4.9 5.4 8.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 3.5 3.9
35% 41% 24% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 34% 33%
Key stats in Premier Division this season:
  • Bohemians have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Bohemians have the most scored goals (31) at home in Premier Division
  • Bohemians have the most scored goals (48) in Premier Division
  • Bohemians haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Dundalk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shamrock Rovers 29 19 5 5 46 22 14 9 4 1 24 11 15 10 1 4 22 11 24 62
2 St Patrick's 29 16 5 8 47 33 14 11 0 3 25 11 15 5 5 5 22 22 14 53
3 Sligo Rovers 29 13 7 9 34 25 15 6 4 5 20 12 14 7 3 4 14 13 9 46
4 Derry City 29 11 9 9 40 36 15 4 7 4 22 19 14 7 2 5 18 17 4 42
5 Bohemians 28 12 5 11 48 36 14 7 3 4 31 17 14 5 2 7 17 19 12 41
6 Dundalk 30 10 8 12 38 42 15 7 2 6 20 20 15 3 6 6 18 22 -4 38
7 Drogheda United 29 10 7 12 40 36 15 5 4 6 19 16 14 5 3 6 21 20 4 37
8 Finn Harps 29 10 7 12 33 40 14 4 3 7 15 19 15 6 4 5 18 21 -7 37
9 Waterford United 29 10 3 16 26 47 14 5 2 7 13 23 15 5 1 9 13 24 -21 33
10 Longford Town 29 2 8 19 20 55 15 2 3 10 9 26 14 0 5 9 11 29 -35 14

Read more about Premier Division

The League of Ireland Premier Division, also known as the SSE Aitricity League Premier Division, is the highest level of football in the Republic of Ireland. It also has teams from Northern Ireland participating. The season runs from February to October with ten teams playing 36 matches each.