Possible nail-biting contest in Longford Town - Drogheda United game

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Competition: Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bishopsgate Stadium (6850 seats)

It's early days in the Premier Division and both Longford Town and Drogheda United are still hoping for a flying start in order to set the tone for the season. Three points can make a big difference at this stage.

Longford Town and Drogheda United should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Longford Town form and stats

OK but not perfect. That could be the conclusion for Longford Town's two home games in the Premier Division so far this season, having collected 3 points here at Bishopsgate Stadium.

The Longford crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-1 to Sligo Rovers here at Bishopsgate Stadium in a Premier Division match. Preceding that game was the away draw at Bohemians that finished 2-2.

This is expected to be a close game, with Longford Town perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Longford Town as a small favourite), we find five games. Longford Town has won four of these, drawn zero and lost one.

Longford Town has scored 2 goals so far and conceded 1 goal from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Drogheda United form and stats

Drogheda United have played one away game so far, a loss. Last season their away games stats in the Premier Division were 6 victories, 3 draws and 0 defeats from 9 fixtures.

Drogheda delivered a 1-1 draw playing at home against Finn Harps (placed 1st) in their previous match; a Premier Division game. Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting St Patrick's's place.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Drogheda United playing away and similar expectations, we found five relevant matches. Results were one Drogheda United win, one draw and three defeats.

As for goals scored and conceded in the league games away so far, Drogheda United has managed 1 goal and let in 2 from 1 match.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - three - one (Longford Town wins - draws - Drogheda United wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

LongfordJ. Gorman
J. Gorman
1 goals
Longford TownD. Grimes
D. Grimes
1 goals
Drogheda UnitedD. Corcoran
D. Corcoran
1 goals

Longford Town missing players

Drogheda United missing players

Longford Town Drogheda United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
3 2 0 Played P 0 1 3
1 1 0 Won W 0 0 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
1 1 0 Lost L 0 1 1
4 2 0 Scored S 0 1 3
3 1 0 Conceded C 0 2 3
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
67% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 33%
33% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
33% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 67%
33% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
33% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1 1.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 1.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.7 10.5 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 7 10.3
4.3 4 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 5 5.3
31% 25% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 20% 19%
Longford Town Last season Drogheda United
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
20 9   Played P   9 18
11 4   Won W   6 12
2 1   Drew D   3 3
7 4   Lost L   0 3
31 14   Scored S   20 39
26 15   Conceded C   8 17
95% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
80% 89%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   89% 78%
55% 44%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   56% 50%
30% 44%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   44% 44%
10% 11%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 22%
45% 56%   BTTS BTTS   56% 50%
35% 22%   Clean Sheets C S   44% 33%
25% 22%   Failed to Score F T   0% 17%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
0.5 0.1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   0.9 0.8
0 0   Red cards R C   0 1
 
2.6 1.7   Shots (avg) S (   2.1 3.9
0.9 0.4   Shots on Target (avg) S O   1.2 1.9
169% 350%   Goal Efficiency G E   170% 109%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Finn Harps 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 7
2 Sligo Rovers 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 7
3 St Patrick's 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 7
4 Longford Town 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 4
5 Shamrock Rovers 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
6 Drogheda United 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
7 Waterford United 3 1 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 -1 3
8 Dundalk 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
9 Bohemians 3 0 1 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 1
10 Derry City 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Drogheda United 18 12 3 3 39 17 9 6 0 3 19 9 9 6 3 0 20 8 22 39
2 Bray Wanderers 18 12 2 4 30 13 9 6 1 2 14 3 9 6 1 2 16 10 17 38
3 UCD 18 9 3 6 44 29 9 5 1 3 21 12 9 4 2 3 23 17 15 30
4 Longford Town 18 9 2 7 26 23 9 4 1 4 14 15 9 5 1 3 12 8 3 29
5 Galway United 18 7 6 5 26 19 9 2 3 4 8 12 9 5 3 1 18 7 7 27
6 Cobh Ramblers 18 8 3 7 22 20 9 3 2 4 13 16 9 5 1 3 9 4 2 27
7 Cabinteely 18 8 2 8 22 33 9 3 1 5 8 17 9 5 1 3 14 16 -11 24
8 Shamrock Rovers II 18 4 3 11 21 28 9 2 2 5 11 16 9 2 1 6 10 12 -7 15
9 Wexford Youths 18 3 3 12 13 39 9 1 3 5 4 15 9 2 0 7 9 24 -26 13
10 Athlone Town 18 3 3 12 21 43 9 1 1 7 10 27 9 2 2 5 11 16 -22 12

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.