BOHEMIANS VS SLIGO ROVERS PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Bohemians and Sligo Rovers meet in Dalymount Park, in a match for the 25 th round of the Premier League. The two teams tied (2-2), on 03-16-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 games won 4, drew 2 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 16- 03-2018, for the Premier League, the two teams tied by (2-2). E. Stokes (28 ‘) and I. Morris (60’) scored the goals for the Bohemians, and D. Cawley (35 ‘) and A. Morgan (62’), for Sligo Rovers. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 7th and 8th of the league table, it is really a match between the 7th ranked in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against St Patrick’s, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Waterford United, by (1-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 home matches for the championship the Bohemians won 2, tied 3 and lost 5, so they won 9 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (5 out of 12 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 5 of its last 24 games for the Premier League, of these 5 came to rest in advantage in 3 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 24 matches in this competition, he only got 3 comebacks in the 18 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for this competition: they scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Bohemian comes to this game with a 1-1 draw against Waterford, thus adding the following encounter without losing in this competition: the only goal of the team was scored by Corcoran. It is important to note that the locals add only 3 wins in 12 games played in their stadium. In this game against Sligo, coach Keith Long will have to keep the team in the usual tactical system, that is, in 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and slow attacks, however, in some moments of the game. game should privilege a football of direct passes in depth towards the attack. Corcoran striker is the best Bohemian marker this season, with 4 goals scored. Apparently, there are no absences for this game.
The away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Waterford United, by (2-3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Bray Wanderers, by (2-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered more positive results outside its stadium, since it has won 14 points as a visitor and only 9 in its stadium. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Sligo Rovers has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final score at halftime was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). This is a team that marks few times is primeiro and that only managed to open the scoring in 6 of its last 24 games for the Premier League, of these 6 came to rest in advantage in 4 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 24 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 away matches for this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Like his opponent, the whole of Sligo is not going through a very positive phase of the season and is currently at the bottom of the table. We highlight that the Sligo comes to this game with a defeat against Bray, 2-1, the second consecutive in this championship: Wixted scored the only goal of the team. In this game away from home, coach Gerard Lyttle must play in 4-2-3-1, privileging a middle or low block and counterattacks, thus exploring the back space of the opponent’s defense. On an individual level we highlight the striker Morgan, who is the best score of the team, with 4 goals scored. It is important to emphasize that outsiders present several weaknesses in the defensive sector, especially in defensive transition. For this game the Sligo coach can count on all his players.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.88