Dundalk v Finn Harps Betting Tip Dundalk to win to nil – 16 August 2019

Dundalk can cruise to another home win

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IrelandDundalk v Finn HarpsIreland
Friday 16th August 2000hrs
Football – Ireland– Premier Division
Pick Dundalk to win to nil
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 7/10 (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Thursday 15 August)

1 X 2
1/12 17/2 30/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 14, 2019 at 22.00)

Dundalk are looking good for another title and will be looking to collect all three points at home to a Finn Harps team who are toiling at the bottom of the table.

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Dundalk Preview – Can Dundalk extend lead at the top with another three points?

Dundalk exited European competition altogether earlier this week following their elimination from the Europa League. It was a disappointing end to a campaign that had started promisingly. The Irish champions made it past Riga in the first round of Champions League qualification but found Qarabag too good for them next time up. There was some hope that they could do what they done in 2016 when falling into the Europa League, and that was go on an extended run into the group stage. It wasn’t to be, though, despite gaining a respectable away from home – Slovan Bratislava proved too strong overall, winning 4-1 on aggregate. It means attention now turns to domestic matters and attempting to continue their domination of Irish football.

Dundalk hold a seven point lead over second place Shamrock Rovers and also have a game in hand. With 11 games left they are within touching distance of landing another title. Their current run of form suggests that will be sooner rather than later as they come into Friday’s game unbeaten in their last 16 league games. The challenge for manager Vinny Perth will be picking his players up from that disappointing midweek defeat but that has not been an issue in the past. Dundalk are also still in both cup competitions meaning it could be a really memorable season. In spite of their European disappointments.

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Finn Harps Preview – Are Harps capable of springing a massive surprise to boost survival hopes?

Second bottom Finn Harps have something of an unenviable task on Friday as they travel to face a Dundalk side who are simply much better than any of the other teams in the Irish league. Having won promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs last season, it’s been a struggle for Olly Horgan’s men The long serving-manager has overseen a couple of promotions and relegations so knows exactly what to expect in the weeks ahead as he bids to secure his team’s safety.  Finn Harps are currently six points ahead of bottom placed UCD but have played a game more. They are a further four points adrift of Cork and Waterford – the two teams who sit directly above them. Having played at least two games more than those teams, it’s looking increasingly likely they will be competing in the playoffs – at best.

What will be of some hope for Horgan is how his team have performed in recent weeks. They have won their last three games in the league all with as score of 1-0. Waterford, Derry City and Bohemians have all been beaten and it’s been enough to pull Finns off the bottom of the league.

Key-Facts – Dundalk v Finn Harps

  • Dundalk exited European competition for this season during the week but are well on course ti win another league title in Ireland
  • Finn Harps have found life difficult in the Premier League following promotion last season and are looking bound for the relegation playoff at the very best
  • Dundalk have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Finn Harps, keeping a clean sheet in nine of those games

Dundalk v Finn Harps Betting Advice

There are 36 points between these two clubs and that’s as good an indicator as any to highlight the gulf in class between Dundalk and Finn Harps. Their recent head to head meetings is also telling. The current Irish champions have won nine of the last 10 games – scoring 29 goals in the process and conceding only once. There is little in the way for Finn Harps to be positive about heading into this game. Having met just over a couple of months ago in what was a 3-0 win for the leaders, it’s hard to see how the outcome could be much different tomorrow.

Seven of Dundalk’s 11 wins at home this season in the league have come without them conceding a goal. Contrast that with the visitors record on their travels and it paints yet another bleak picture. Nine of their 13 away games have seen Finn Harps draw a blank. It makes a Dundalk win and keeping a clean sheet look a very strong bet in this instance.