Our prediction for this Ireland Premier Division match:
Oriel Park will host Monday’s Premier Division game between Dundalk and St Patricks, the two top-table sides. The Lilywhites are on a three-game winning run and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against St Patricks. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Patrick Hoban, who scored five goals in total in the previous three league fixtures.
Meanwhile, the Saints quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Drogheda United, with the team beating Shelbourne thanks to Jake Mulraney’s goal. Anyhow, Dundalk and St Patricks seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils at Oriel Park on Matchday 25. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to the east coast of Ireland.
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.