Bohemians travel to Oriel Park to face current champions Dundalk this Friday, 21st April. The Gypsies are coming off the back of three straight league defeats, and they currently occupy 8th position in the league. Dundalk on the other hand are curr
Bohemians travel to Oriel Park to face current champions Dundalk this Friday, 21st April.
The Gypsies are coming off the back of three straight league defeats, and they currently occupy 8th position in the league. Dundalk on the other hand are currently second thanks to their superior goal difference over Bray Wanderers. They sit nine points behind leaders Cork City.
The sides last met last season at the same venue, with Dundalk emerging 2-1 victors. The Lilywhites have won their last three fixtures against the North Dublin club.
L - Dundalk 1-3 Bray Wanderers, 14/04/17
W - Finn Harps 0-2 Dundalk, 07/04/17
W - Dundalk 3-1 Drogheda, 31/03/17
L - Cork City 2-1 Dundalk, 25/03/17
W - Dundalk 3-0 St. Patrick's, 18/03/17
L - Bohemians 0-2 Cork City, 14/04/17
L - Sligo Rovers 2-0 Bohemians, 08/04/17
W - Bohemians 1-0 Cabinteely, 04/04/17
L - Bohemians 0-4 St. Patrick's, 31/03/17
W - Drogheda 0-1 Bohemians, 25/03/17
Dundalk 2-1 Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League, 23/10/16
Bohemians 1-2 Dundalk, SSE Airtricty League, 02/09/16
Bohemians 0-2 Dundalk, SSE Airtricity League, 29/04/16
Bohemians 2-2 Dundalk, SSE Airtricity League, 28/08/16
Dundalk 1-2 Bohemians, SSE Airtricty League, 05/06/15
WHAT THEY SAID
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny: “The three of them provide me with optimism in the wider areas in the future.
"They have shown a real high level of skill in the matches that they have played in so far this season and hopefully that can continue this weekend against Bohemians.“
Bohemians manager Keith Long said: "We've shown in our performances against Sligo and Cork that we are not a million miles off.
"We felt our performances really deserved something out of those two games. We obviously need players back, but it's certainly not doom and gloom.
“We spoke about mistakes at the back costing us again so we have to stop making them. That's especially the case against Dundalk tomorrow. If we don't all do our jobs, they have the players who can expose you.
"Bohs have lost in all three of their league meetings with Dundalk last season and Long knows they’ll have to be at their very best if they’re to avoid a fourth straight defeat against the champions on Friday.
Rewind - Dundalk 2-1 Bohemians, SSE Airtricity League, 23/10/16
Dundalk came into this game last season firmly on top of the SSE Airtricty League. Andy Boyle gave them the lead in the 14th minute, but Mark Quigley equalised in the 29th minute from the penalty spot.
Brian Gartland scored the winning goal for Dundalk in the second half, in a game where three points would see them crowned champions. Watch the action below.