Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athl.
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Markets Field, Limerick.
The Super Blues got off to a poor kick off to the new campaign in the Premier Division and they’ll be lucky to avoid a drop at the end of the season without a serious turnaround in form later on. They sit second from bottom with just 13 points from 16 matches ahead of the home tie with St. Patrick’s Athl. on Friday.
The Saints could thus get a nice opportunity to back up last round’s home win over Shamrock Rovers given they’ll be up against the opposition which lost two in a row in the Premier Division. The Saints showed a huge mental strength to rebound from a devastating 5-0 to Dundalk which is why we have to praise Liam Buckley’s team talks inside the dressing room.
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athl.: Head-to-head
The head to head stats favour the Pats who won 8 and lost 4 of 16 clashes with Limerick.
St. Patrick’s Athl. Came on top when the two teams locked horns in this term’s clash played almost two months ago at Richmond Park in Dublin (1-0).
Three of last five H2H encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athl.: Prediction
Buckley’s men might be clear favourites by the look at the league standings and the H2H trend, but it’s really hard to acknowledge the value of the 1.72 odds offered for the away win scenario given the Pats lost four and drew one of last five games on the road in the Premier Division. St. Patrick’s Athl. find it particularly tough to create in the final third on travels as they bagged no more than one goal in last five games on the road.
On the other hand, Limerick lost six on the trot in front of the home crowd in all competitions this season. They also bagged just a single goal in the process which is why St. Patrick’s Athl. to keep a clean sheet does not look to be a bad call at the 2.20 odds.
The best of the betting options is definitely Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.70 as we feel one goal might prove out to make the difference (or even none).
Limerick vs St. Patrick’s Athl.: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
St. Patrick’s Athl. to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20.