Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.
The Hoops look to have finally found the right shape after an underwhelming start to the new Premier Division campaign. A marvellous streak of four wins and a draw (came away at the defending champions Cork City) saw them return to the battle for the top-three finish and a safe position in the Europa League next term. Can they keep the splendid run of form going on Friday when relegation strugglers Sligo Rovers come to visit the capital for the clash at Tallaght Stadium?
On top of such a brilliant domestic form, Stephen Bradley’s men showed a super strong resistance to Swedish giants (current Allsvenskan leaders) AIK falling only 2-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round of Europa League. AIK scored the 94-th minute winner in the reverse fixture at Friends Arena in Solna to secure the second round of the competition.
Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers: Head-to-head
Shamrock and Sligo played some low-scoring contest over the last couple of years.
Only one or none goals were seen in four of last five head to head games.
The Bit o’Red did not score at all in two H2H games with Shamrock in this term of Premier Division.
The Hoops dominated the match-up when it comes to games at Tallaght Stadium where they won 19, drew 8 and lost only 6 of 33 affairs with Sligo.
Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers: Prediction
The hosts continued to be super stern at the back when they defeated the third-placed Waterford 0-1 on the road last weekend. It was the fifth straight clean sheet in the league for Bradley’s troops who should really be in position to keep such form going against the eighth-placed Sligo who have failed to find the net in past two H2H games with them. You can have Shamrock to keep a clean sheet at quite attractive 2.10 odds.
The hosts are heavy favourites in spite of the fact the Bit o’Red come into this off the back of a 0-3 victory over Bohemians. The Hoops to win is a banker bet at 1.60 odds.
Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers: Bet Tips
Shamrock Rovers to win @ 1.60
Shamrock Rovers to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10.