Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne Prediction & Match Preview

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne Irish Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Showgrounds (Sligo).

Sligo Rovers got on the wrong foot in the league this season. After consecutive losses, Liam Buckley and his men have finally made a comeback with their 0-2 win on the road against Derry City last time out.

It came after four consecutive losses in the schedule, with three clean sheet defeats in it. The 2-3 entertainer in which the host lost at home against Shamrock Rovers, but marked their comeback with their first goals in the campaign.

Shelbourne has two wins in their five league clashes so far. Only one of their five fixtures saw both teams score in the game, despite the result. They will visit on the back of a 0-1 win on the road against Finn Harps in the schedule.

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne Head-to-head (h2h)

  • ‘The Bit o’ Red’ is unbeaten for the past eight overall meetings.
  • Their previous encounter in 2013 gave a 2-0 home win for Sligo.
  • The host is on a three-game winning streak at home.
  • Four of the last five matches saw the host keep a clean sheet.

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne Prediction

Surprisingly, Shelbourne is six points ahead of the host in the table despite being a promoted side. They are returning after 7 years in the second division. Back in the visitor’s time in top tier till 2013, Sligo Rovers was the better of the two in their overall h2h clashes.

‘The Bit o’ Red’ has been unbeaten against the Shels at both home and away for three years straight until they relegated the latter. With those stats, the double chance over Sligo Rovers looks like probably the best bet in the clash.

The Reds are sure to contribute in their return to the league and hence, BTTS will also be a suitable option for the punters. The tip for over 1.5 goals will also come in handy, as we can expect a couple of goals based on the team’s current form in the league.

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne Betting tips

  • Double chance: Sligo Rovers @ 1.40 (2/5).
  • Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
  • Both teams to score: Yes @ 2.00 (1/1).