Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Dundalk will be looking to extend their winning run to 15 games in all competitions when they welcome Levadia at their Oriel Park in the return leg of the Europa League first qualifying round. The Lilywhites are brimming with confidence following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Levadia and, no doubt, they aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration. Dundalk recorded a win in each of their previous six home games in the national championship, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. FC Levadia produced a fine display in the first leg, but given Dundalk’s thrilling form, we do not believe that they are capable of overcoming the deficit. The visitors are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg, meaning that the hosts are going to have a number of opportunities to score on the break.
Highlighted Team (Dundalk):
Dundalk are the second most successful club in the Republic of Ireland in the term of titles won. In 2015 Dundalk clinched their 11th Premier Division trophy and the same season they lifted their 10th FAI Cup title. The club was founded in 1903 and their biggest rivals are Drogheda United.
The Lilywhites made it to the 2016/2017 Europa League group stages and, against all odds, they shared the spoils with AZ Alkmaar in Netherlands on their debut in Group D. Dundalk play their home matches at Oriel Park and the capacity of the stadium is 4,500 (3,000 seated). The venue was opened in 1919 and in 2005 the pitch was converted to an all-weather surface, becoming the first ever Irish club to do so.
Their home colours are white and black, whilst they play their away games in black jerseys with yellow stripes and black shorts. Joey Donnelly is one of the notable footballers who played for Dundalk in the past as he scored 141 goals for the club in all competitions.