Sligo Rovers vs Limerick: Preview and Predictions

Sligo Rovers vs Limerick
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The Showgrounds, Sligo.

Sligo Rovers and Limerick head into Friday’s clash at The Showgrounds level on points sharing the penultimate position in the Premier Division standings. We thus have reasons to call this a relegation six-pointer even this early in the season as these two likes are most likely going to be main contenders for the relegation playoffs looking from this perspective.

The Bit o’Red are in a somewhat better position thanks to the fact they have a game in hand on their rivals, but a loss here would seriously affect their confidences ahead of the upcoming challenges. They managed to end the poor three-loss streak on Saturday holding Shamrock Rovers to a goalless draw, but the efficiency in the final third remains the biggest issue for the head coach Gerard Lyttle. Sligo Rovers bagged just one goal in last four league games.

Sligo Rovers vs Limerick: Head-to-head

  • Teams snatched away wins each in two H2H clashes in this term of the Premier Division.
  • Sligo took a 1-2 win away at Markets Field when the two sides met in mid-April.
  • Overall, the Bit o’ Red lead the tie by two wins coming into 36th meeting with the Super Blues.
  • Limerick only won 2 of 17 matches at The Showgrounds.

Sligo Rovers vs Limerick: Prediction

Limerick lost four of last five league outings, but the one win came against the third-placed Waterford and it came in some style, with the Super Blues netting as many as six goals in a nine-goal thriller. It was a rather odd result knowing that Tommy Barrett’s side scared just one goal in the remaining four of last five league games.

Since the hosts have also been struggling for goals badly of late, backing the low-scoring contest looks to be just the way to go and we’ll back the 1.70 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT pick all day long under these circumstances.

Alternatively, the value is with the draw given that 8 of 17 H2H matches at The Showgrounds ended without a winner.

Sligo Rovers vs Limerick: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
  • Draw @ 3.30.