Shamrock Rovers- Sligo Rovers, Prediction for Ireland Premier Division
Shamrock were knocked out of the Europa League last week from the Swedish AIK and now they have to finish the season in the local championship. The target for them again will be taking a place in top 3 which would mean they’ll play in Europe again next season. Waterford is at 3rd place now, with 4 more points. Both teams played the last round and Shamrock managed to win 0-1 as a guest. However, they are not in a brilliant shape lately , but have won four times and a drew once in their last 5 games in the premier division. Shamrock have a solid defence and rarely concede goals as hosts. Usually they win their matches against teams below them in the standings at home.
Sligo, on the other hand, are fighting for their place in the elite. The interesting thing about them is that they are stronger as guests. But their victories are against the teams below them in the table. When they face the top teams, they usually lose. The Reds won very important game in the last Friday against Bohemians, which cut them even further from the relegation zone. Now they will try not to lose against Shamrock. This means we couldn’t expect many goals in this game.
The stats show that Sligo has only 5 wins out of 33 against Shamrock in Dublin in history. Obviously this is not a very nice place for them. In the last match of this season, they lost 1-0 from the hosts. Shamrock will try to keep their good shape in the championship, as well as keeping the distance from the third place, which makes this game a must win. It is also important to note that some of Sligo’s main players are injured and suspended. Our prediction for this match is a victory for Shamrock at 1.65 at Efbet.
The hosts will only be missing the injured youngster, Trevor Clarke, who has not played since the winter.
Major players who will miss this match for Sligo are attackers Morgan and McAleer and defenders Bolyan and McLean.