Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.
We are getting big derby match in the 4th round of Irish Premier Division.
Old rivals and only two serious title contenders this season Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk FC will lock horns on Friday night in the capital, and one of these two sides will have to say goodbye to the 100% win rate in the league.
Bookies are also expecting a narrow contest, but they have given a small advantage to Shamrock Rovers. Hosts are priced at 2.35 odds to win this match at the moment, while chances for Dundalk to achieve fourth consecutive victory are lower, priced at 2.87
Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Head-to-head
Dundalk FC defeated Shamrock Rovers in two key divisional games last season, which is pretty much the biggest reason why they won the title.
Shamrock had their revenge by winning the national cup against Dundalk on penalties.
Overall, these two opponents have met 74 times in the past – team from Dublin was victorious in 26 occasions, same as Dundalk.
Three out of the last four h2h’s ended with both teams scoring at least one goal.
Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Prediction
Both sides have demonstrated power and quality in the opening three rounds, winning the maximum of nine points.
Shamrock Rovers have intimidating 9-0 goal difference after beating Bohemians, Cork City and Waterford consecutively.
Graham Burke is topping league’s charts with five goals so far, and he is expected to be the key man in offense against Dundalk as well.
The reigning champions were slightly more modes when it comes to goal difference. They started the new season with narrow victories against Derry City and Shelbourne, followed with a rhapsody versus Cork City 3-0 at home.
Pat Hoban was league’s top goal scorer in the last season, and at the moment he is at two goals.
There is no reason for any side to stay in the back and focus strictly on defending. We are still in early stages of the season, and three points against the biggest title rival would be huge morale boost.
Both teams to score is going to be our primary bet at 2.00 rate.
We also fancy the bet Burke & Hoban both to score in this match which comes at lucrative 4.90 odds.
Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.00
Burke & Hoban both to score anytime @ 4.90.