St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Limerick
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin.
Limerick made a huge step towards securing at least the relegation play-offs when they saw off the rock-bottomed Bray Wanderers in late-June.
Nevertheless, the gap between them at the very foot of the standings was reduced down to six once again after they lost the previous round tie 2-1 away at Derry City, while the Seagulls dispatched Sligo Rovers on the home patch at the same time.
The Super Blues will be looking to avoid complications by getting a result in a highly-important fixture with St. Patrick’s Athl. on Friday evening at Richmond Park.
The Saints might be in huge problems if they afford the continuation of the horrendous losing streak here. They started the season very well, but an incredible run of seven straight losses saw them fall down to sixth in the league standings.
The Pats are now just five points adrift of the ninth-placed Limerick and the gap between them and the relegation play-offs could be reduced down to two with another defeat here.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Limerick Head-to-head
- The head to head stats speak in St. Patrick’s favour.
- The hosts won 9, drew 4 and lost 4 of 17 H2H matches against the Super Blues.
- The Pats won both of this term’s clashes with the same 1-0 score line.
- Limerick are winless in last four matches against the Saints.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Limerick Prediction
This will be an ultimate test for Liam Buckley and his men who just can’t afford a loss with just eight games left to be played before the end of the season.
The tension will be huge and we expect the main action to be held at the centre of the park. There should be very few goal-scoring chances at both ends and knowing this term’s H2H clashes offered a single goal each, the Under 2.5 goals FT truly looks to be the best of the betting options.
Braver punters can try with the under 0.5 goals in the first half at the massive-value 3.40 odds as we don’t believe any of two sides will take unnecessary risks at the start of such an important affair.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Limerick Bet Tips
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15
- Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 3.40.