Longford Town hope to drag themselves off the bottom of the League of Ireland Premier Division with a win over Finn Harps. Our free betting predictions suggest that Finn Harps can get something from this game.
Longford Town vs Finn Harps Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Longford Town vs Finn Harps Betting Tips
Longford Town are having a shocking season at the moment, and they will need to turn it around quickly to avoid the looming relegation battle. They come into this game rock bottom of the League of Ireland Premier Division with just eight points from the opening 15 matches.
They have shown some signs of turning it around recently though. They won in the Irish FA Cup in May and have only lost two of their last five games in all competitions. However, they remain without a win in the Premier Division since the opening day of the season.
This sort of struggle has been on the horizon though. They finished last campaign in 6th position, but they were only 11 points clear of the bottom placed Drogheda United in a tight race in the bottom half of the table. Expert predictions suggest they might struggle, and so it has turned out to be.
Finn Harps are having a fairly successful start to life in the top flight after being promoted from the First Division last season. It’s nothing spectacular, but a return of 17 points from their opening 15 games is respectable and puts them in 9th position with a nine point cushion over the danger zone.
Three of these points came last time out when they beat Sligo Rovers 3-0, following on from their draw at Shamrock Rovers as they looked to escape from a nine match winless streak in all competitions.
Hopefully for them, this win against Sligo will spur them on and they can avoid dropping back into their winless ways. This may be tough though, as they are still winless away from home this season.
However, Longford Town haven’t won at home this season either, and have lost five of their seven games at the City Calling Stadium. My prediction is that Finn Harps may struggle to win, but they’ve certainly got a good chance of getting some sort of a result. I would put them as favourites over the hosts, and odds of 4/7 for a Finn Harps Win or Draw Double Chance do offer some value despite looking short. I’m going for a 1-1 correct score predictions though at odds of 5/1.
Head to Head
Finn Harps have won one, drawn three, and lost two of their last six meetings with Longford Town.
Longford Town Team News
Right midfielder James Mulhall is the only absentee for Longford Town due to suspension.
Finn Harps Team News
Left back Matthew Crossan is out with a knee injury.
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