St Patrick’s Athletic vs Shamrock Rovers Prediction & Match Preview

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Shamrock Rovers
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Richmond Park (Dublin).

The runners up of last season is will be in action this Sunday as they travel to meet the Saints. The home team is fourth in the table but they are so close to getting into the top three. They are coming into this game after the home win against Finn Harps. They scored twice in that match and the clean sheet was an added advantage.

Rovers are on top of the table with six points between them and closest rivals Bohemians. The reigning champions Dundalk losing a few games have helped the away side very much. But with the competition being very close the visitors need to keep going.

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Shamrock Rovers: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rovers are unbeaten in six previous clashes with this opposition.
  • They have won five of those six matches across different venues.
  • They kept a clean sheet in all those five games as well.
  • The visitors have won at this ground in all three recent trips here.
  • They maintained a clean sheet in all those matches as well.

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Shamrock Rovers: Prediction

The home team has to be at their very best to prevent Rovers from getting all three points. The visitors are the only team to win all seven matches so far. They are also the only team unbeaten in the games until now. But the home form of Saints does not see convincing enough as they have two wins and defeats each in four home fixtures.  The only wins came against teams at the bottom of the table as well. So it seems like the visitors are already a goal up in this upcoming game.

The away team has conceded six goals in the seven games. Three of those goals were given away in games on the road. But in all six recent head to head matches with these opponents since May 2018, they have not conceded a single goal. So I am backing visitors to win with only one team scoring goals.

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Shamrock Rovers: Betting Tips

  • Shamrock Rovers to win @ 2.05 (12/11).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.76 (3/4).