Limerick vs Shamrock Rovers
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK
Venue: Markets Field (Limerick).
Shamrock Rovers have managed to rebound from the 1-0 loss away at the reigning champions Cork City by beating mid-table rivals St. Patrick’s Athl. with the same scoreline on Friday evening in front of the home crowd at Tallaght Stadium. Stephen Bradley can generally be satisfied with the start to the new campaign and his men will travel to Markets Field high on confidence looking to keep ground on the likes of Cork City and Dundalk in the battle for the very top of the standings.
The Hoops will represent their country at the European stage after clinching the third place in the previous term. Bradley wants to go one step further and possibly challenge the mentioned top two sides in the division this time out. He got hold off team’s main stars as both Gary Shaw and Brandon Miele (two goals already in the new season) are still there.
Graham Burke has, however, been the standout performer for the visitors so far. The Irishman has notched five goals in last three games (four in the 6-1 thumping of Derry City before the mentioned loss to the Rebel Army). The 24-year-old forward will certainly have plenty of space to keep such an amazing form going at Markets Field given that the Super Blues have been pretty easy to break down of late.
Limerick have conceded 13 goals in two away losses to the likes of Dundalk and Derry City so far in the season. Nonetheless, we have to mention that Tommy Barrett’s side has shown character by holding Cork City to a 1-1 draw on Friday evening.
Limerick vs Shamrock Rovers: Head-to-head
Shamrock Rovers have entirely dominated this match-up winning 10 and losing only 4 ahead of landmark 20th encounter with Limerick.
The Hoops have won four and drawn one of last five ties against the Super Blues.
Both teams have scored in four of last six meetings between these rivals.
Limerick vs Shamrock Rovers: Prediction
We have reasons to expect a high-scoring affair on Monday at Markets Field and backing goals at both ends could be worth backing at the odds of 1.61.
You can also try with the away win given that the Rovers have been much more impressive so far in the season.
Limerick vs Shamrock Rovers: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61
Shamrock Rovers to win @ 1.90