Drogheda United vs Athlone Town, Saturday’s match for the sixteenth round of the League of Ireland First Division.
The League of Ireland First Division, also known as the First Division of the SSE Airline, is the second tier division in both the Irish league and the Republic of Ireland.
Next Saturday, 8/8/2019 at 17:00, Drogheda will host Athlone Town in the Hunky Dorys Park, a game to count for the sixteenth round of the second league of Ireland.
Drogheda United is third in the table with 29 points, has a 60% win average so it is the favorite for this match. They have an average of 3.33 goals per game (scored plus conceded) and a percentage of about 73% of the games in which the total of goals is above 2.5.
It comes from a string of very successful games, with four wins and only one loss in the last five games.
Athlone Town is in ninth place with 11 points and has an average of only 20% wins so it is unlikely to win this game, even though they are desperate for a win that has not happened for 11 games.
It has an average of 3.2 goals per game and a percentage of about 47% of the games in which the total of goals is above 2.5.
It comes from a five-game losing streak in the last five games. There is also a percentage of goals conceded in 86% of the games.
In the last meeting between these two teams Athlone Town received Drogheda United and lost by 3-5, an example that demonstrates how many goals these games can achieve.
So I think it’s going to be an easy win and with some margin for Drogheda United, a bet on total goals over 2.5 is a good bet but my suggestion is Asian Handicap -1.25 for Drogheda United because it pays better.