Longford Town to beat Athlone Town 8/11 and over 2.5 goals for Tuesday’s FAI Cup tie
Competition: FAI Cup
Market: Longford Town win and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 8/11 @ Bet 365
Two sides who are looking to book their spot in the second round of this year’s FAI Cup, Longford Town will host Athlone Town on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, continuing on what has been a very bright run of form, Longford have their sights firmly set on securing a Premier Division return this season. In their 23 First Division matches this year, they have recorded 14 wins, three draws and six defeats, scoring 35 and conceding 18 in return. With a points tally of 45, they currently sit third in the table and five points adrift of top spot. As for their recent run of results, Longford have secured back-to-back victories, scoring nine goals in those two appearances and they have also now won four of their last six matches in the second-tier.
As for the visitors, continuing on a very worrying run of form in the second half of the season, Athlone have begun freefalling down the First Division. In their 23 matches this season, they have managed to record just four wins, four draws and 15 defeats, scoring 26 and conceding 53 in return. Now sat down in ninth and 16 points adrift of the top half, it is also worth noting that they hold the worst defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, the guests have lost each of their last four outings and have also conceded two or more goals in each of those four defeats.
Bet: Longford Town to beat Athlone Town 8/11 and over 2.5 goals for Tuesday’s FAI Cup tie @ Bet 365