Shamrock Rovers vs Ilves
Europa League – Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium.
The Hoops have been absolutely on fiery form lately, and they had finished second in the Irish Premier Division the last season. They seem determined to make amends for that miss this time around, and have raced to the top of the top of the table with a 100% unbeaten record.
In fact, they already have a nine-point lead over defending champions Dundalk, and have scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition as well.
Meanwhile, Ipa are struggling at the moment to show any kind of consistency, and as of now, they are placed in the mid-table of the Veikkausliiga standings. Even last season, they had to make do with just a fourth-place finish in the league.
On top of that, they have totally been on a lull on the road lately as well. As things stand, expect a Shamrock Rovers win this Thursday at the Tallaght Stadium.
Shamrock Rovers vs Ilves: Prediction
The Hoops are not only from a comparatively better league, but they also are on absolute fine form at the moment.
To quote some stats, they are on a 17-game unbeaten run, and had won eight of their last ten fixtures. Moreover, they were also unbeaten in 32 of their former 34 overall match-ups, and in the process had recorded separate seven-match and eight-match winning streaks.
At home, they last lost back in June of 2019, and since then disregarding three draws, they have a 100% winning record. Also note that they had scored three or more goals in four of their former five home appearances.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their preceding nine overall games, and had lost three of their last four fixtures on the road.
By the looks of things, expect Shamrock Rovers to come out on top with a win this Thursday.
Shamrock Rovers vs Ilves: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Shamrock Rovers @ 1.60 (3/5)
Shamrock Rovers to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3).