Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk: Preview and Predictions

Irish Premier Division 1st June 2018 by LeagueLane

Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 1st June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.

Dundalk sovereignly hold the very top of the Premier Division standings, but their impressive five-win streak is about to face a serious challenge on Friday evening when the Lilywhites travel to the capital to take on Shamrock Rovers.

Dundalk are two points clear at the top of the ladder and they’ll come into this off the back of a convincing 5-0 victory over the rock-bottomed Bray Wanderers. Stephen Kenny’s men have done well being super prolific in the final third recently. They scored two or more goals in each of last six games across competitions.

Nevertheless, the Hoops’ defensive line promises a strong contest on Friday given that Shamrock Rovers conceded just a single goal during the streak of three games without a defeat in the Premier Division.

Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk: Head-to-head

  • It’s Shamrock who still have the lead in the head to head stats against Dundalk (by three wins, ahead of 67th encounter with the Lilywhites).
  • Dundalk, however, won three and drew two of last five matches against the Hoops.
  • The Lilywhites only won 9 of 33 away matches against Shamrock Rovers.

Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk: Prediction

Stopping league’s top scorer Patrick Hoban will be the biggest challenge for the home team head coach Stephen Bradley. The 26-year-old Irish forward has notched 14 goals so far in the season and he has been enjoying a stellar form coming into this clash with Shamrock Rovers. Hoban notched seven goals in last seven appearances for the Lilywhites and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer here.

Dundalk have to be regarded as favourites to pick up the victory here and we do notice the value in backing them to clinch the spoils at the 1.80 odds. The visitors improved their defensive showings significantly of late and we feel they’ll be very tough to break down here. The second bet is Dundalk to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.40.

Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Betting Tips

  • Dundalk to win @ 1.80
  • Dundalk to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40.