Early betting lines imply Drogheda United advantage when facing Longford Town

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

Drogheda United are keen to add to their goals scored at their own ground in this fixture against Longford Town.

Insights:
  • Drogheda United have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest scored goals (20) in Premier Division

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Drogheda United form and stats

5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats. That’s what Drogheda United have to build on here at United Park in the Premier Division.

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 231 minutes without scoring a league goal. J. Adeyemo was the last player to find the net.

The Drogheda fans got no joy from their last match, a Premier Division game also here at United Park: A 0-1 defeat against St Patrick's (placed 2nd). Heartbreak for Drogheda in their last match as St Patrick's's A. Lewis scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

Heartbreak before that as Drogheda United lost 0-1 at Waterford United's place.

The home team are expected to win this game about three out of four times, according to the bookmaker odds. When checking the database for Drogheda home games with this odds we find one game with a similar winning chance. Resulting in one win, zero draws and zero defeats. Looking at the victories, zero matches were won by at least two goals.

Drogheda has scored 19 league goals at home this season, in 15 matches. On the other hand, Drogheda have conceded 16 goals.

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Longford Town form and stats

Longford Town have only collected 5 points from their away games in the Premier Division, after 0-5-9 (14 played). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in 14 away games in a row.

The manager D. Doyle was unhappy after their last game, a Premier Division match played at their home ground City Calling Stadium. Longford suffered a 1-4 loss to Bohemians (placed 5th).

Prior to that match, the Longford manager D. Doyle faced defeat when travelling to Derry City and losing 0-3.

You'll want to know how Longford Town managed when outsiders such as today. Our database found five similar matches resulting in zero away wins, two draws and three home wins.

The attacking power of Longford when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 14 league matches away. The Longford Town manager D. Doyle has some worries about the defense as 29 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

Longford Town - Drogheda 1-1 was the output when this pair of participants last met, some time ago this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - two - five (Drogheda wins - draws - Longford Town wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Drogheda UnitedM. Doyle
M. Doyle
11 goals
Drogheda UnitedC. Lyons
C. Lyons
9 goals
DroghedaJ. Adeyemo
J. Adeyemo
4 goals

Drogheda United missing players

Longford Town missing players

Drogheda United Longford Town
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
29 15 4 Played P 3 14 29
10 5 2 Won W 0 0 2
7 4 1 Drew D 1 5 8
12 6 1 Lost L 2 9 19
40 19 6 Scored S 2 11 20
36 16 4 Conceded C 6 29 55
97% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
72% 60% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 86% 76%
48% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 45%
24% 27% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 29% 28%
14% 13% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 21% 14%
55% 60% 75% BTTS BTTS 67% 64% 48%
17% 13% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 10%
31% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 36% 45%
 
3.7 3.8 4.8 Corners for (avg) C F 4.3 3.1 3.3
5.3 4.7 5 Corners against (avg) C A 4 5.8 6.2
1.7 1.9 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 1.6 1.6
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
7 8.7 12 Shots (avg) S ( 5 5.7 6.1
3 3.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.3 2.3 2.2
47% 36% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 34% 32%
Key stats in Premier Division this season:
  • Drogheda United have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Longford Town have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Longford Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Longford Town have the fewest clean sheets (0) away in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest clean sheets (3) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest points (5) away in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest scored goals (11) away in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest scored goals (20) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest scored goals in the first half (10) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the fewest scored goals in the second half (10) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the most conceded goals (29) away in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the most conceded goals (55) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the most conceded goals in the second half (33) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the the worst goal difference (-18) away in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have the the worst goal difference (-35) in Premier Division
  • Longford Town have yet to win a game away.
  • Longford Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Longford Town is in the worst form (1-0-5)

  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.