League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Cobh Ramblers

Thu, Sep 03 2020

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DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda will be hoping to bounce back from last week’s FAI Cup exit to Derry City when they welcome Cobh Ramblers to United Park on Friday. (KO 7:45PM).

Late goals from Stephen Mallon and Ciaron Harkin knocked Tim Clancy’s side out of the cup after a spirited performance.

Previous to their cup exit, United went six games unbeaten in all competitions.

Since the League of Ireland re-start Clancy’s side have managed wins over the likes of Bray, Galway and Wexford as well as draws against Athlone and Shamrock Rovers II.

It’s the first of two important games in the space of three days, as after Friday night United welcome league leaders Cabinteely to United Park on Monday.

At the time of writing Drogheda hadn’t released any team news.

COBH RAMBLERS

Like Drogheda, Cobh will be looking to put FAI Cup heartbreak behind them on Friday night.

Goals from Dane Massey and David McMillan meant Dundalk overcame Cobh in a second round tie at St Colman’s Park last Sunday.

Cobh went into that game with confidence having beaten Longford and Wexford in recent weeks.

In fact, since lockdown Ramblers have lost just once in five First Division games.

That came in a 1-0 defeat away to league leaders Cabinteely.

After their trip to Louth on Friday Stuart Ashton will prepare his side for a trip to Dublin to take on Shamrock Rovers II at Tallaght Stadium on Monday.

At the time of writing Cobh hadn’t provided any team new.

Referee: Marc Lynch

 

MATCH STATS

Drogheda are unbeaten in their last six First Division games.

Cobh will be looking to make it three First Division wins in a row for the first time since April 2017 on Friday night.

Drogheda have won their last seven games against Cobh.

BETTING

Drogheda United 4/9; Draw 16/5; Cobh Ramblers 9/2.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 2–2 Cobh Ramblers

 

 

Drogheda United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

 

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.