Dundalk vs Drogheda United Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (29/04/2022)

Dundalk and Drogheda meet at Oriel Park in the Premier Division on Friday. Rivals Dundalk and Drogheda clash in the Louth Derby this week. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Louth rivals Dundalk and Drogheda go head-to-head for points and local bragging rights on Friday evening. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Dundalk to Win

Dundalk have been blowing hot and cold this season, though Stephen O’Donnell’s charges have been doing all of their best work at Oriel Park, where they have won four and drawn one of their last five Premier Division fixtures. Home advantage will likely be key when Dundalk meet local rivals Drogheda on Friday evening and with the passionate crowd at Carrickmacross Road cheering them on, we’re tipping The Lilywhites to prevail.

Over 1.5 Dundalk Team Goals

Dundalk have been a productive force in the final third on home soil this term and they have notched at least twice in each of their last three and in five out of six fixtures overall at Oriel Park since the new campaign kicked off. The consistent and ruthless steak they’ve shown in the final third can be taken advantage of in the markets this week with a stake on Dundalk to net over 1.5 times again.

Patrick Hoban to Score Anytime

With goals in two of Dundalk’s last three home assignments, derby-day veteran Patrick Hoban has looked sharp in recent weeks and the 30-year-old forward can put his devastating touch to good use again in Friday’s derby. Hoban has experience to burn and a nose for the big occasion and the striker is our pick in the anytime goalscorer market this week.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United Match Preview and Team News


Midfielder Robbie Benson is a doubt for Dundalk with a muscle issue, though defender Brian Gartland should be back in contention having served his one-game ban. Dundalk are handily placed in 5th position after 12 games of the new season, though they could climb up to 3rd spot with the right set of results this week.


Drogheda boss Kevin Doherty has a strong pool to pick from this week, with midfielder Darragh Markey the club’s only injury worry. Evan Weir, who was given his marching orders in last week’s 3-2 reverse at Sligo, will sit Friday’s game out through suspension, however. Drogs have failed to win five of their six away fixtures this term.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Dundalk vs Drogheda United

Make sure to check out our rundown of the top stats for Friday’s game alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Dundalk vs Drogheda prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Drogheda beat Dundalk 1-0 when the teams last met on March 18th.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1).

Who is Dundalk’s leading scorer this season?

With four goals each so far, Steven Bradley and Patrick Hoban are Dundalk’s joint-leading goalscorers this season.

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