Football Tips: Your 16/1 dishy double for Friday’s League of Ireland clashes

Our tipster Andrew Cunneen presents this Friday night LOI delights.

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There’s a few elements of the internet that should be consigned to oblivion. Anything to do with British politics is right in contention, as are those people who want to spend money for photographs of other people’s feet.

There are now only three facets of the world wide web that I can tolerate. Pictures of people’s food at the football; those dog videos that people rob from TikTok – and League of Ireland Fixture Rearrangement Twitter.

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Honestly, you have no idea of the angst. To give context, there’s an entire element of this island I live on that are convinced the FAI are in Shamrock Rovers’ back pocket because they can get games called off left, right and centre as a result of their European escapades.

It’s not quite true, but it has turned this would-be Friday night treble into a measly old double.  One of those games is a Stephen O’Donnell derby and the other is taking place in the vortex that is Head in the Game Park where we cannot even fathom backing the away side.

Welcome, my friends, to the weird and wonderful world of League of Ireland quirks. They reign eternal and we’re now going to profit from them at 7.45pm on Friday.

*A double with these bets pays at approximately 16/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Drogheda v Bohemians – Drogheda Draw No Bet

Ah yes, the age-old cliché of Drogheda being a tough place to go. But honestly, let me tell you – it is no joke. The stands are basically on the pitch meaning half the terrace is playing left wing.

You can smell the grease from the chippy and the changing rooms look like a fallout shelter from the 1950s without the rations. Drogheda pick and choose their battles, too. Only UCD and Shelbourne have a higher xG against in their home games this season but somehow, only Pat’s, Dundalk and Rovers have won games on their own patch.

And Bohs spoke about recruitment during the summer window but actually it hasn’t quite panned out like that, as they’ve lost Dawson Devoy to MK Dons and they’re now trying to rejig an XI once more. This is the perfect game to capitalise with Drogheda Draw No Bet.

St. Pat’s v Dundalk – Billy King to Score Anytime

The level of hatred for O’Donnell at Inchicore is astonishing. Well, it is and it isn’t. You have to remember that his best days as a player were very much at Oriel Park.

So the draw to back there once Peak6 left was always going to be strong. He guided them to an FAI Cup success, but the irk lies largely because he was at the beginning of what felt like a long-term project.

That hasn’t transpired, and O’Donnell’s football is genuinely excellent. However, one thing he’s struggling with ironically is a proper six to break down play at the edge of an area. He was a confrontational midfielder who wouldn’t let angles be created around him.

Billy King will carry the ball in central areas and find the spaces left by the Dundalk back six. I’m not sure what way this will go, but I know who the most likely difference-maker is. I’ll have a go on Billy King to Score Anytime here.

Friday’s football tips

Drogheda v Bohemians – Drogheda Draw No Bet
St. Pat’s v Dundalk – Billy King to Score Anytime

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