Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024

Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024
Can Sligo Rovers win for the second time at Oriel Park? - Photo by Icon Sport

Bottom club Dundalk go in search of a much-needed win when they meet Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park in the Irish Premier Division on Thursday, 13 June.

Both teams will be aiming to bounce back from defeat in this week’s tussle between Dundalk and Sligo Rovers in Louth.

Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers prediction: Rovers to upset the odds

Key Stats

  • Sligo Rovers enjoyed their biggest win of the season so far (5-0) when they last visited Oriel Park to take on Dundalk.
  • Dundalk have failed to win 17 of their 20 Premier Division fixtures so far this term.
  • Sligo’s Ellis Chapman scored twice when Rovers hammered Dundalk at Oriel Park in March.
  • 100% of Sligo’s last four league matches featured goals at both ends.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies leaning towards Dundalk

  • HOME: 9/10 (1.90) – 52.6%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Despite recording only three wins in 20 games this season, the bookies have installed Dundalk as 9/10 favourites to beat Sligo this week, though we’re backing the visitors to pick up at least a point at Oriel Park.

Rovers were toppled only twice in their last seven league fixtures, while only one of their last four tests on the road ended with defeat. Sligo have just a 25% chance of upsetting the odds on Thursday according to the bookies, though we’ve tipped them to defy their underdog status. You can find more of our top predictions over on our betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Sligo unbeaten in two

Sligo pocketed four points from their last two meetings with Dundalk and they also managed to avoid defeat in three of their last four visits to Oriel Park, winning twice along the way.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 19/04/24

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1
Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/03/24

Dundalk

Dundalk

0
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

5

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 20/10/23

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Dundalk

Dundalk

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 11/08/23

Dundalk

Dundalk

1
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 06/05/23

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Dundalk preview: Hosts could be unchanged

Koen Oostenbrink, Dara Keane and Robbie Mahon are all injury concerns for Dundalk. The Lilywhites put up a good fight at Premier Division leaders Shelbourne last time out, though they eventually succumbed to a 1-0 reverse at Tolka Park.

Predicted lineup: McGinty (GK), Wilson, Wiggett, Denham, Hutchinson, Morahan, Malley, Hartmann, Chapman, Elding, Barlow

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Dundalk

Dundalk

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

D

Derry City

Derry City

0

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

L

Galway United

Galway United

2

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Sligo Rovers preview: Fitzgerald and Waweru pushing to start

Sligo could be without the services of Conor Reynolds, Simon Power, Nando Pijnaker and John Mahon for their test in Dundalk on Thursday. Rovers had their wings clipped by Waterford (1-4) in their last assignment, though manager John Russell will expect better this time around.

Predicted lineup: Maher (GK), Dummigan, Connolly, McEleney, Doherty, O'Reilly, Diallo, McMullan, Patching, Duffy, Hoban

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

L

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

4

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

W

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

D

Derry City

Derry City

2

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

L

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

3

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0

Player to watch – Ellis Chapman

Ellis Chapman was a star performer for Sligo when Rovers last travelled east to take on Dundalk at Oriel Park. The 23-year-old bagged two of his team’s five goals in their emphatic triumph on that occasion and the attacking midfielder will be eager to do more damage this week.

Dundalk vs Sligo Rovers prediction
Sligo fans will travel to Dundalk in numbers this week – Photo by Icon Sport

Chapman settling in nicely

Chapman is a new arrival at Sligo having joined the club from Cheltenham in England’s League One last December. Chapman, who was on Leicester’s books as a youngster, has scored four times in 20 Premier Division appearances so far and he should go from strength-to-strength in the second half of the season.


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