Dundalk – Galway United
Dundalk hosts Galway United in a clash from the 20th round of the Irish Premier Division.
Dundalk are currently 2nd in the league standings with 37 points won, while Galway United are currently the weakest team in Ireland with just 15 points and being positioned on the last 12th place in the table.
Last year Dundalk won the title in the Premier Division, but right now it seems that they will lose the crown to Cork City. Cork City are playing amazingly good this season and they are currently leading the standings with 55 points – 18 more than the champion Dundalk.
But even if their hopes for the title are diminished to zero, Dundalk still have a lot to play for until the end of the campaign. They must give their all to finish in the Top 3 and reach another participation in the European competitions. Right now they have an advantage of 4 points in front of the 3rd Bray Wanderers.
As for Galway United, so far they are seeming to be one of the strongest contenders for relegation. They have won just two matches out of 19, which is the main reason why they are the current outsiders in the Premier Division. But they still have hopes. Galway United are on just two points behind the 9th Sligo Rovers and the safe zone, so basically they are on just one win away from escaping their current position.
Not surprisingly, but in terms of current form Dundalk are doing much better. They have won three of their last five matches, including the last two. In their last game Dundalk scored four times against Finn Harps.
Galway United on the other hand lost four of their last five matches. The only point they won during this period was in the 1-1 draw against Sligo Rovers.