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Dundalk to Win
Over 2.5 Goals
Dundalk to score first
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After losing the first leg of their Europa Conference League qualification to Akureyi, Dundalk have it all to do in the second leg if they want to continue their European adventure. Given what’s at stake, it’s all set up to be a thrilling encounter – here are some free tips and predictions ahead of a big night in Ireland.
The Best Dundalk vs Akureyri Prediction and Picks
Dundalk to win
Given what’s at stake for Stephen O’Donnell’s side on Thursday night, we expect them to go for broke as they try to overturn the 3-1 deficit from the first leg. Dundalk will feel unlucky that they come into this one behind in the tie given the number of chances they created in the first leg, and will know they’ll need to convert their chances this time around.
Over 2.5 goals
In the first leg between the two sides, both teams created a lot of chances with Akureyri devastating in transition. The second leg should follow a similar pattern with Dundalk dominating possession and Akureyri looking to pounce on the counterattack. Last week, there were four goals in the match in total and we expect something similar this time around.
One man who will be key in this market is Dundalk striker, Patrick Hoban. The 32-year-old has netted ten goals already this season and will certainly be up for this one given what’s at stake and the fact that the club are unlikely to be in European competition again next season.
Dundalk to score first
In each of Dundalk’s last three home fixtures, Stephen O’Donnell’s men have taken the lead and early, too. It is exactly that kind of fast start that Dundalk will be looking for here tonight as they look to bridge the two-goal gap that currently exists between the two sides. The fact that Arukeyri won’t be coming here to score only increases the chances of Dundalk getting the first goal of the night.
Dundalk vs Akureyri: A night to look forward to in Ireland
Despite being one of the most established teams in Irish football, Dundalk aren’t having the best of seasons in the Irish Premier Division. They are currently fifth in the league and are at risk of missing out on any kind of European qualification for next season. Things can change quickly in football, however, so a win against Akureyri could be the spark they need to turn their season around.
Like Dundalk, Akureyri play in a league that stretches over the summer month so they come into this one in tip-top shape. Their form is good, too, with five wins in their last six games so will fancy the job in Ireland on Thursday night.
Dundalk vs Akureyri FAQs
Where will the match take place? The match will take place at the Dundalk Stadium.
What time is kick-off? The match will kick off at 19:45 UK time.
Who are the favourites to win? Dundalk are the favourites at 8/11.
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