Dundalk vs Bohemians (By: TFB)

Dundalk host Bohemians in the League Cup at Oriel Park looking to put a tough week behind them.

Dundalk have suffered a couple of losses recently against their 2 closest rivals Cork City and Waterford. However, between those 2 losses it was business as usual as they defeated St Patricks 5-0 on home soil.

Bohemians have had a mixed season so far and sit in 7th position in the league. They've beaten Cabinteely and UCD so far in the cup, both First Division sides so this match is a big step up for their young side. They have admitted on the website their intentions to field a young side as they have done in previous rounds of this competition with their game on Friday against bottom side Bray Wanderers holding more importance.

Dundalk will be missing Karolis Chvedukas, Sean Gannon, Captain Stephen O’Donnell & Daniel Cleary. Bohemians have many more problems with Craig McCabe, Sean Bohan, Rob Cornwall, Derek Pender, Karl Moore, Ryan Swan, Cristian Magerusan, Dinny Corcoran and Dan Casey all absent. Bascially their whole 1st choice defence and their number one striker (Corcoran).

Back a routine Dundalk victory.

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Dundalk vs Bohemians predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Dundalk -1.25 AH 188bet 1.78 8 3-0 WON (+6.24 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Dundalk vs Bohemians betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (TFB).
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Comments (10)
lord posho
How's your luck been on Irish Football? Been betting on it myself and I tend to agree with most of the tips you've been supplying us with. On paper there seems to be some form, but then when you least expect it there seems to be a lot of suprise results from out of the blue. ie How can a team that won 7-0 last week now play away and not score a goal against weaker opposition. I dont know if home advantage plays a bigger part, a varying quality in the state of pitches - of it there is the occasional underhand factor working now and then. A few guys (tho not bettors) have muttered this to me and i'm left wondering.
Not that i've made a fortune betting by successfully prediciting results 10 out of 10 on any other leagues, but I know seem to have a real paranoia about it - as i feel like i've been stung too many times.
As said im not critiscising your tips - they've pretty much been all things I was looking at backing anyway.... im just curious if anyone else has had worse than average results on Irish Football....?
05/08/2018 - 14:24
Lord Posho, it sounds like you have a clear example in your mind when you said 7-0 victory, and in the next game not being able to score.

Now this is just a shot in the dark. Was it perhaps Shelbourne or Wexford?

Well. True it does look very strange that a team win 7-0 and not being able to score next match against a weaker opponent.

However this season in the first division, it was against Athlone ( the two teams I mentioned scored seven against Athlone) . Usually I wouldn't say they Athlone is such a horrible team. But they have injuries on the goalkeeping post, actually all of their natural keepers in the club was ( or still is) injured at a time.

So they literally had to use mark players to play goalie.

So even though the next opponent was weaker than them, it's much harder to score when there is someone between the sticks who knows how to be a keeper.
05/08/2018 - 14:55
I think Irish football has been more unpredictable this season than previous. Over the last few years it's probably been my most profitable league to bet on. Strange results happen in all leagues though from time to time, it's frustrating but not much you can do.

Generally you can rely on Dundalk win comfortably against the lesser sides, especially at home.
05/08/2018 - 15:24
lord posho
Ok - think most of my bets were a little closer to start of the season. But I havent bet on it in previous seasons. Been round the block enough to know there are no givens anywhere in the world. Are all the teams in the Premier League full-time? And likewise are they mainly part-time in the First? Been trying to google for such info but without much success.....
05/08/2018 - 15:39
TFB is definitely right regarding Dundalk.
But Cork City at home is also almost a certain win.

Some of the more risky clubs, but still probable to win at home is: sth Patricks and derry city ( their away games aren't that good though)

I almost always try to avoid playing on shammarock Rovers, they are probably, in my opinion, one of the hardest team to predict.
05/08/2018 - 16:04
Shamrock Rovers are horrible to bet on. 100% agree.

Waterford will be a big side in the coming years, maybe even the biggest. They arent quite there yet but in the next couple of years they could easily win the Premier Division.
05/08/2018 - 16:35
TFB exactly, they are going to be a big player the next couple of years.

They have the bank account, and history in the Irish league. I believe the will win the league, at least once within the next 3-4 years.
05/08/2018 - 18:10
Not sure why odds for -1.25 went up to 2.00, but i took it
05/08/2018 - 18:27
lord posho
AnhYeum - might have been because that was an Asian Handicap tip, but you took the European/ie normal handicap? The early goal means you may not have to worry about it tho....
05/08/2018 - 18:57
i took AH. 15mins before kickoff odds were 1.72. But like 10 mins before kickoff odds started swinging up to 2.05 back to 1.80. maybe a dundalk player got injured during warm up?
05/08/2018 - 19:14
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