- The last five Finn Harps’ home league games have been close games, four of which were settled by late goals (W1, D1, L3).
- Dundalk have drawn five of their eight previous away league games this season (Won 1, Lost 2).
- Four of the last six head-to-head meetings between the clubs have finished all square after 90 minutes.
Harps have enough fight to force a draw
Finn Harps are facing a major fight to avoid relegation this season and they must start taking maximum points from home games like Monday’s matchup with high-flying Dundalk.
Ollie Horgan’s side couldn’t get the job done in their last six-pointer against Drogheda United, going down 3-1 in a fractious affair which saw the hosts mount a stunning comeback with ten men. There was no lack of fight from Horgan’s men, who picked up three yellow cards and a red of their own as they attempted to protect their lead.
Dundalk arrive off the back of a first away win of the season at Derry City, although the Foylesiders were denied a late leveller by the crossbar. Stephen O’Donnell’s side have drawn five and lost two of their other seven away league contests this term and have generally been susceptible to late equalisers.
Dundalk have been drawing too many away games
Bottom club UCD were able to come from two goals down to grab a draw against them earlier this month, which must give struggling Harps hope of achieving at least a point from this clash.
Four of the last six head-to-head meetings between the clubs have finished all square after 90 minutes too, so the draw looks the best option to us of the three match result options.
A 1-1 scoreline is forecast as Harps have not scored more than once in their last six league games while they haven’t shipped multiple goals in any of their last three at Finn Park. Likewise, Dundalk haven’t conceded more than once in six of their last seven away trips.