Crisis Club Bray Wanderers Can Get Back on Track Against Drogheda
It’s been a difficult few weeks for Irish Premier League side Bray Wanderers but they should be able to easily overcome rock-bottom Drogheda.
Bray Wanderers are likely to start as odds-on favourites with numerous online bookmakers for their clash with the struggling outfit on the 18th of August following a turbulent few weeks at the club. After a run of four consecutive defeats in the top flight, Bray salvaged a point against in-form Bohemians in their last league fixture and three points at the Carlisle Ground could help them climb above Shamrock Rovers into 4th place.
Manager Harry Kenny admitted he was pleased that his side can focus on football once again and praised them for their tenacity in securing a point in Dublin. A spirited display ended the poor run and they will be expected to make it two matches unbeaten against a dreadfully out-of-form Drogheda. The visitors sit six points adrift at the bottom of the table and are struggling for firepower having netted just twice in their last six competitive matches. The two sides last met at the beginning of March with Bray running out 2-1 winners.
Elsewhere, Cork City face Sligo Rovers on the same evening before travelling to take on Finn Harps just days later. The leaders bounced back from a surprise defeat at the hands of Bohemians with a 1-0 victory against Drogheha on their travels. It’s second vs third as Derry City host Dundalk on the 20th August with neither side wanting to lose ground in the title race. The hosts will be significantly weakened having sold Ronan Murray to Swedish side Ostersunds this week.
Limerick v Bohemians is the game of the day on the 19th August whilst struggling Galway United are back at home as they host fourth place Shamrock Rovers 24 hours earlier. The final fixture sees St Patricks take on Finn Harps in another exciting weekend of football from the League of Ireland.