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Friday Football Tips: Dundalk to do the business again

David McMillan
Dundalk striker David McMillan

"David McMillan can lead the line in Hoban's absence and scored last time out."

Back Dundalk to beat Drogheda to nil & McMillan to score at around 6.86/1

Friday's column is off to Ireland where Dundalk are backed to continue their title pursuit with a win at Drogheda...

Drogheda v Dundalk
Friday 8 July
19:45 BST kick-off

Dundalk renew their bid to cut the gap on leaders Shamrock Rovers when they visit Drogheda on Friday night.

They're still 10 points behind Rovers who lead the Irish Premier Division, but they have two games in hand and will want to make this one count against Drogheda - who haven't won any of their last four.

Dundalk need to work on their away form though, as they've won just two of 10, with six draws, but those two victories have come during their current four-game unbeaten run on the road.

Stephen O'Donnell's side have now gone 10 games without defeat (W8 D2) and that recent form suggests they should convert here as short-priced favourites.

Drogheda have struggled to score in this home fixture in recent years, managing just one goal in the last four - and we'll take Dundalk to keep a clean sheet again given how sound they've been defensively.

A Dundalk win to nil weighs in at around 2.77/4 but we're also always keen to add in a player portion of our Bet Builder.

Goals can come from a few sources for Dundalk even with top scorer Patrick Hoban's injury problems - with veteran striker David McMillan getting his chance to lead the line.

The 33-year-old broke the deadlock against a stubborn UC Dublin side last week and he's a good bet to find the net again this time around.

Putting a goal for McMillan into our Bet Builder boosts us up to a healthy 6.75 for Friday night's best bet.

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