Galway Utd vs Sligo Rovers prediction, odds & betting tips – 10/05/2024

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Galway United vs Sligo Rovers prediction
Goalmouth action could be sparse when Galway host Sligo – Photo by Icon Sport

Galway Utd take on struggling Sligo Rovers at Eamonn Deacy Park in the Irish Premier Division on Friday, 10 May. Check out our Premier Division betting tips for the contest below.

Galway Utd vs Sligo Rovers prediction: Can Galway make home advantage count?

Galway Utd vs Sligo Rovers predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Galway to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Galway 1-0 Sligo

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

No

Key Stats

  • Galway United are in the midst of a six-match unbeaten streak in the Premier Division.
  • Sligo Rovers were beaten in each of their last three matches in the league.
  • Galway United and Sligo Rovers drew 0-0 when they last met in April.
  • 100% of Galway’s last 11 league fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sligo priced as underdogs

  • HOME: 17/20 (1.85) – 54.1%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • AWAY: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Galway Utd dug out a superb 1-0 win at Bohemians last time out despite playing the final third 30 minutes of the contest a man down. Galway moved up to fourth spot after that narrow triumph and the bookies think the hosts have a 54.1% chance of securing a follow up victory at Sligo’s expense this week.

Rovers also picked up three points in their last test at home to St. Patrick’s Athletic, though the Bit O’ Red were toppled in each of their last three away assignments and our football tips suggest more misery on the road could be in the works for Sligo on Friday.

Last five H2Hs: Recent competitive meetings have been sparse

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 22/04/24

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 06/04/24

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Galway United

Galway United

0

Europe Friendlies 18/01/20

Galway United

Galway United

3
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

3

World Club Friendlies 26/01/19

Galway United

Galway United

0
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

3

Republic of Ireland League Cup 02/04/18

Galway United

Galway United

0
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1

Galway and Sligo drew 0-0 when the teams last met on April 22nd and that was the first competitive encounter between the clubs since a league cup meeting in 2018.

Galway Utd preview: O’Sullivan serving a ban

Colm Horgan is listed as Galway's only injury worry ahead of Friday's game. Karl O'Sullivan is suspended meanwhile, having been sent off against Bohemians in United's last assignment.

Predicted lineup: Clarke – Esua, Slevin, Brouder, Kazeem – Hickey, Nugent – Gaxha, Hurley, McCarthy – Walsh

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 19/07/24

W

Longford Town

Longford Town

0

Galway United

Galway United

6

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Galway United

Galway United

1

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

L

Linfield

Linfield

1

Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

D

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

1

Galway United

Galway United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Galway United

Galway United

0

Sligo Rovers preview: Visitors without a quartet?

William Fitzgerald, Simon Power, Nando Pijnaker and John Mahon could all miss out for Sligo on Friday. Rovers boss John Russell could stick with the same XI that recorded a 1-0 win over St. Pat's last week.

Predicted lineup: McGinty – Reynolds, Wiggett, Denham, Hutchinson – Hartmann, Morahan, Malley, Radosavljevic, Chapman – Mata

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 21/07/24

W

Cobh Wanderers

Cobh Wanderers

0

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

3

Europe Friendlies 19/07/24

D

Everton

Everton

3

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

W

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

0

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

W

Derry City

Derry City

1

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Galway United vs Sligo Rovers prediction
Max Mata has had a frustrating period in front of goal for Sligo – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Max Mata

Sligo cult hero Max Mata has scored four times in the Premier Division this season in 13 appearances and the New Zealand attacker is sharp enough in the final third to convert any opportunities that fall his way on Friday.

Mata in midst of dry spell

23-year-old Mata hasn’t found the net in the Premier Division since March 16th and the striker will be determined to end his seven-match dry spell on Friday. Mata buried his four league goals in just two separate outings this term and Sligo will need his output to improve soon.


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