Limerick vs Sligo Rovers
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Markets Field (Limerick).
Limerick will hope to build on their 2-0 win in the FA Cup on Sunday as they host Sligo Rovers who are also struggling to avoid the drop.
Relegation Threatened Limerick are on 9th spot with 24 points, 5 points below Sligo Rovers. A win in this game will reduce the gap between them and Sligo to just 2 points and give them more hope of leaving the drop zone.
Limerick have managed just 6 wins this season, and have lost 16 games which is a very poor record. However, Sligo Rovers are not in a good form either though they are slightly better than Limerick with 8 wins and 14 defeats.
Sligo Rovers are out of the FAI Cup and League Cup and will now shift all their focus to the Premiership. They won their last league game away at Derry City making it 2 wins from their last 4 away games in the Premiership.
Now that they have no distractions, Sligo Rovers is expected to start getting results beginning with this game.
Limerick vs Sligo Rovers: Head to Head
The last 6 meetings between the two sides have recorded 2 wins each for the two sides and 2 draws.
The last 4 meetings between the two sides were decided in the second half as the first halves ended goalless draw.
Limerick vs Sligo Rovers: Prediction
Sligo Rovers are slight favorites in this game considering their form. But our attention is drawn on their first half performance in their recent games.
Limerick have failed to score in the first half in their last 7 games which shows they struggle more in the first half. Also we don’t expect more than 1 goals in the first half.
Limerick vs Sligo Rovers: Bet Tips
First half under 1.5 goals at 2/5 (1.40) odd
Both teams to Score @ 4/5 (1.80) odd.