St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers: Preview and Predictions

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Sligo Rovers
League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Richmond Park (Dublin).

Half way through the 2018 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division, Sligo Rovers find themselves once again in the thick of relegation battle. Their safety was ensured by 4 points last time and they sit 2 points above bottom two teams while taking the field at St Patrick’s Athletic.

St. Patricks are an inconsistent side to be honest, but things are coming good for them in home matches at least. These two sides have played out a high percentage of stalemates in recent time, but the Pats must transfer the momentum to three points here, especially when they are below top three teams by 8 points. St. Patricks are coming on the back of a 1-0 away win at Limerick, their first win on the road since early March. At home, they are unbeaten in the last 6 with 4 wins and 2 draws which includes morale boosting win against the inform Waterford and a draw against Dundalk.

Sligo Rovers on the other hand are coming on back-to-back defeats, the most recent a hard fought 1-2 loss at Dundalk. Their core problem is the lack of firepower in attack and 14 goals from 16 matches so far confirm this.

St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers: Head-to-head

The last five h2h meetings between St Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers are stalemates, including the 0-0 draw at the Showgrounds earlier this season.

It will be worth to note that their last 8 h2h matches in Irish Premier Division recorded under 2.5 goals.

The last three at St Patrick’s home ground are also draws, also they are win-less in four with a 0-2 defeat coming in 2015. However, the Rovers have a poor record at Richmond Park after managing just 2 wins in the last 23 outings here. The Pats won 15 games during the period along with 6 draws.

St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers Prediction

The combined form analysis and head-to-head stats suggest that this is not the easiest one to call. But, those punters looking to make the best out of such games must look no further than a home win. The reason is here – St Patrick’s are a tough team to beat at home and Sligo Rovers are coming on the back of a intense battle at Dundalk. The visitors do not have the resources to keep the performance level high for two consecutive games.

St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 ft goals @ 1.69 with 1xBet.
  • Patricks to win @ 1.69 with the same bookmaker.