Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers Prediction & Match Preview

Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers Irish Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Finn Park (Ballybofey).

Comparing how both teams had finished their respective campaigns last season, Sligo Rovers are deemed to have the upper hand. However, they are on the road. Finn Harps had performed considerably far better at home than on the road, and as such, we can surely expect goals from both teams, especially with this being the season-opener.

Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met on the pitch, Sligo Rovers won 3-1.
  • Six of the former seven clashes had goals from both teams.
  • 12 of the last 16 h2h wins had gone to the Rovers.
  • Six of the previous nine wins at this venue went to the guests.
  • Three of the preceding four games at this stadium had goals from both teams.

Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers Prediction

Finn Harps had lost on the road in their latest regular season league game. The team had locked horns with Derry City, and the guests lost the fixture 4-0. The huge loss was indicative of how poor a season the Harps had had, and justified their inclusion in the relegation play-offs.

Elsewhere, the Rovers lost against Bohemians on the road, with a 2-1 scorecard. It was the third straight loss of the former. After a season of comparatively impressive performances, this final stretch was not one to be proud about, for Sligo.

As things stand, the Rovers are the stronger side though. Before their dismal run at the end had begun, the team had won five of their last six fixtures, and were winless in 11 of their past 14 match-ups. Moreover, on the road, the team are on a three-game winning run, and had won five of their latest seven trips as well.

On the other hand, the Harps are on 3-match losing run, and had lost 5 of their past 6 games. They were also winless in 12 of their prior 14 fixtures, and had lost a total of 10 games in the process. Moreover, Sligo had won the latest h2h meeting, had recorded 12 of the last 16 h2h wins, and 6 of the past 9 at this venue as well. As such, expect Sligo Rovers to record the win.

However, the Harps do have the home advantage, and are on a scoring streak of 7 games against this opponent. They had also found the back of the net in 6 of the previous 7 fixtures at this venue, and scored twice or more in 4 of the past 7. 

Finally, the Rovers had conceded twice or more in 8 of their last 12 road trips, and all these in combination  suggest that the BTTS should bring good returns this match-day.

Finn Harps vs Sligo Rovers Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Sligo Rovers @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).