Galway Utd vs Drogheda prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024

Galway Utd vs Drogheda prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024
Galway are favourites to pick up three points at home to Drogheda - Photo by Icon Sport

Galway Utd go head-to-head with Drogheda for three points at Eamonn Deacy Park in the Irish Premier Division on Thursday, 13 June.

Galway will be happy to be back in more familiar surroundings following successive defeats on the road when they host Drogheda this week.

Galway Utd vs Drogheda prediction: Home advantage could be key

Key Stats

  • Galway have lost only one of their last five tests on home soil in the Premier Division.
  • Drogheda have lost four and drawn six of their last assignments in the league.
  • Galway and Drogheda drew 0-0 when they last met at Eamonn Deacy Park in March.
  • 100% of Galway’s last seven home matches featured under 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Galway odds-on favourites

  • HOME: 13/20 (1.65) – 60.6%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Galway are down to fifth position in the division following back-to-back defeats on the road, though they are a more reliable force on home soil and they haven’t conceded a goal in four games at Eammon Deacy Park. With that strong defensive record undoubtedly a factor, Galway are 13/20 favourites to win on Thursday.

The bookies have made Drogheda 17/4 underdogs ahead of Thursday’s fixture and their run of five away defeats in six matches on the road suggest they could struggle to upset those odds. You can read more of our expert predictions over on our free betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Galway targeting second win on the spin

Galway scored twice late on to win a five-goal thriller in their last encounter with Drogheda in May. That was only Galway’s win in ten previous tussles with The Drogs overall.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2
Galway United

Galway United

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 08/03/24

Galway United

Galway United

0
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland First Division 20/10/20

Galway United

Galway United

1
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

3

Republic of Ireland First Division 17/08/20

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland First Division 02/08/19

Galway United

Galway United

1
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

3

Galway Utd preview: Horgan the host’s only concern

Galway have close to a clean bill of health at present, though defender Colm Horgan has a knee issue and could miss out. Galway were beaten 2-0 by Derry in their last runout, though they are still within touching distance of the top three.

Predicted lineup: Clarke (GK), Esua, Slevin, Brouder, Kazeem, McCormack, Nugent, Dervin, Hurley, McCarthy, O'Sullivan

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Galway United

Galway United

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

L

Derry City

Derry City

2

Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

L

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Galway United

Galway United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Galway United

Galway United

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

Galway United

Galway United

3

Drogheda preview: Visitors could be without duo

Gary Deegan has a muscle problem and won't be involved on Thursday while Aaron McNally is a doubt due to a strain. Drogheda drew 0-0 with St. Patrick's Athletic at home in their last Premier Division runout. Goal difference alone is keeping The Drogs off the foot of the table.

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

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

Player to watch – Killian Brouder

25-year-old Killian Brouder has been a key component of Galway’s rock-solid defence this term and the centre-half has started all 19 of his team’s Premier Division fixtures since the start of the campaign.

Galway Utd vs Drogheda prediction
Killian Brouder could help Galway to another clean sheet – Photo by Icon Sport

Brouder can provide a platform for success

Galway have the best defensive record in the Premier Division so far this season and they have conceded only 13 times in 19 fixtures in Ireland’s top tier. Defender Brouder has been a mainstay in that watertight backline and he could have a prominent role to play again on Thursday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.