Galway United v Drogheda United preview

Second from bottom placed Drogheda United travel to Galway to play the only side below them, with both teams cut adrift from the rest of the pack in the Airtricity League; kick off at 7.45pm on Saturday.

Galway United are back at home after their 7-1 hammering at the hands of league leaders Sligo Rovers and Drogheda will fancy their chances against a team who have only one league win in 32 attempts.

Drogheda are coming into the game on the back of a similar loss after their 4-0 defeat against champions Shamrock Rovers at the Tallaght Stadium.

The Drogs haven’t won a league game since the start of August against Bray Wanderers away, and have picked up just two points in the last seven games, which sees them 15 points behind 8th place UCD.

If Drogheda’s form is bad then Galway United make them look positively on fire as the Tribesmen haven’t won a game since their shock 1-0 victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park in the fourth week of the league campaign.

Since those three points in Dublin, Galway’s season has been abysmal, picking up only two points in 28 games.

At this stage, John Brennan’s side will be using every league game to prepare for the inevitable relegation play-off.

Brennan was announced as caretaker manager of Galway in September and one of his tasks to ensure his side stay in the top division will be to sure-up the defence that has shipped 99 goals in 32 games.

Drogheda represent a more reasonable challenge than Galway’s last two matches against Sligo and Bohs, in which they shipped 10 goals with Sligo getting 7 and Bohs scoring 3, with only one goal for Galway, scored by Oscar Sibanda.

Drogheda didn’t do much better in their last two fixtures as the lost 4-0 to Shamrock Rovers and 3-0 to Sligo Rovers.

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