Drogheda vs St Patrick’s Athletic prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/06/2024

Drogheda vs St. Patrick's Athletic prediction
Can Pats get back on track against bottom-club Drogheda? – Photo by Icon Sport

Bottom club Drogheda welcome St. Patrick’s Athletic to Weavers Park for a battle between two of the bottom three clubs in the Irish Premier Division on Friday, 7 June.

Stephen Kenny’s Pats plan came off the rails against Dundalk last week, though a follow-up loss at relegation favourites Drogheda would be seen as an even bigger misstep for the Dublin-based outfit.

Drogheda vs St. Patrick’s Athletic prediction: Pats to bounce back?

Key Stats

  • Drogheda were beaten in each of their last four fixtures in the Premier Division.
  • Five of Drogheda’s last six home matches in the league featured goals at both ends.
  • 100% of St Patrick’s last four contests in the top tier produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Frantz Pierrot managed to score in three of Drogheda’s last five home games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Pats priced as favourites

  • HOME: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Make sure to view the rest of our predictions for this week’s other fixtures on our dedicated free football tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Athletic unbeaten this season

St. Patrick’s Athletic and Drogheda have already crossed paths this season and Pats claimed four points from those two encounters. St. Patrick’s have also won on four of their last six visits to play The Drogs.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/05/24

St Patricks

St Patricks

1
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 29/03/24

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0
St Patricks

St Patricks

0

Europe Friendlies 26/01/24

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1
St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 25/09/23

St Patricks

St Patricks

1
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 09/06/23

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2
St Patricks

St Patricks

1

Drogheda preview: Hosts missing two players

Defender Aaron McNally has a muscle strain that could keep him out of Friday's game while midfielder Gary Deegan has a similar issue and has been ruled out. The Drogs are eight points from safety at the foot of the table and they lost for the tenth time this term when they were beaten 2-1 at Sligo last week.

Predicted lineup: Wogan (GK), Heeney, Quinn, Keaney, Kane, O'Brien, Gallagher, Bawa, Brennan, Weir, Pierrot

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

L

Galway United

Galway United

3

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

D

St Patricks

St Patricks

0

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

L

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

L

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

2

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 23/05/24

L

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

4

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

St. Patrick’s Athletic preview: Visitors could be unchanged

Anto Breslin and Axel Sjoberg are both suffering from hamstring problems and are unlikely to play on Friday while Ruairi Keating will hope that he returns from a concussion in time to feature. Pats were three down inside 22 minutes of their 3-2 reverse at home to Dundalk last week.

Predicted lineup: Rogers (GK), McLaughlin, Redmond, Keeley, Turner, Forrester, Lennon, Melia, Leavy, Mulraney, Kavanagh

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

D

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

St Patricks

St Patricks

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

L

Dundalk

Dundalk

3

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

W

Galway United

Galway United

1

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Republic of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup 27/05/24

W

Bray Wanderers

Bray Wanderers

0

St Patricks

St Patricks

3

Player to watch – Mason Melia

Teenaged sensation Mason Melia has been writing plenty of headlines in Ireland this season for his dynamic performances in the final third for St. Patrick’s Athletic and his ability to impact matches at the tender age of just 16 makes him one of the country’s most exciting prospects.

Drogheda vs St. Patrick's Athletic prediction
Wonderkid Melia will be gunning for more goals this week – Photo by Icon Sport

Melia can turn the tide in Pats’ favour

With his minutes being carefully managed, Melia has started just nine times in the Premier Division this term, though his haul of three goals is a decent return, and two of those strikes were converted inside his last six appearances for Pats.

Melia should have a kick in his step following his excellent recent displays and he could be one to watch in the anytime goalscorer realm again this week.


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