League Preview : Drogheda United -v- Wexford

Sat, Oct 24 2020

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DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda United host Wexford at United Park on Saturday afternoon looking to keep their feint title hopes alive (kick-off is at 3pm).

This game was originally scheduled for October 16 but was rescheduled due to a positive case of Covid-19 in Wexford's ranks.

The first meeting between Drogheda and Wexford this season saw Drogheda win 3-0 win Ferrycarrig Park.

Drogs come into this game following a 3-1 win over Galway United on Tuesday. Wilson Waweru gave John Caulfield’s Galway side the lead in the 18th minute before Brandon Bermingham found the equaliser just past the half-hour mark.

They made it 2-1 via Conor Kane’s first goal for the club before Bermingham made sure of all three points on the hour mark.

In terms of team news for Drogheda, Richie O’Farrell returns to the side after suspension, while both Jack Tuite and Stephen Meaney are doubts. Jordan Adeyemo continues to miss out.

WEXFORD

Wexford will be looking to put a difficult few weeks behind them on Saturday afternoon when they visit Drogheda United on Saturday afternoon.

The Slaneysiders were notified last week that they were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in four of their league games in August.

The case will now go to arbitration after Wexford released a statement saying they were ‘astounded’ at the judgement.

In terms of team news, Brian O’Sullivan’s charges will welcome back Jack Doherty to the fold, while Craig Giles and Karl Manahan both miss out via suspension.

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea.

 

MATCH STATS

Wexford have conceded the league’s most goals this season, seeing 41 goals go into their net in their previous 16 league games.

Drogheda United have scored the second highest number of league goals in the First Division this season, with 35 goals to their name.

BETTING

Drogheda United 1/25; Draw 11/1; Wexford 40/1.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 2 - 0 Wexford

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Jordan Adeyemo.

Doubtful: Jack Tuite, Stephen Meaney.

Suspended: None.

 

Wexford

Injured: Conor English.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Karl Manahan, Craig Giles.