Athlone Town have won each of their last five Republic of Ireland FAI Cup meetings with Dundalk; they’ve never previously won 71 league games in a row against the Dundalk.
Dundalk have won just two of their 15 Republic of Ireland FAI Cup away games against Athlone Town (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 29/11/2020.
None of the last 18 Republic of Ireland FAI Cup meetings between Athlone Town and Dundalk have finished level, with the Athlone Town winning 63 to Dundalk four. Only Athlone Town v Dundalk and Athlone Town v Dundalk have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Athlone Town have the best win rate in Republic of Ireland FAI Cup derbies, with the Athlone Town winning 44 of their 80 such games (17%). Meanwhile, only Dundalk (72%) have a lower such win rate than Dundalk (78% - 74%).
Athlone Town haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Athlone Town went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Dundalk are looking to win their opening two away Republic of Ireland FAI Cup matches of a season for the 47 time 29/11/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Republic of Ireland FAI Cup games, after Athlone Town in 29/11/2020.
Athlone Town have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 22 Republic of Ireland FAI Cup games, as many times as they had in their previous 52 matches in the competition.
Dundalk boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Republic of Ireland FAI Cup matches against Athlone Town, since winning his very first such encounter with Athlone Town in 29/11/2020 (1-0).
Athlone Town has been involved in 44 of Athlone Town’s 96 shots in the Republic of Ireland FAI Cup so far this season (93 shots, 26 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 38 efforts last time out against Athlone Town (37 shots, 29 chances created).
Dundalk has been involved in six goals in his 48 Republic of Ireland FAI Cup games against Athlone Town (28 goals, 45 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 24 vs Dundalk).