Competition: Irish Premier Division
Market: Shamrock Rovers win and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport
Marching towards this year’s Premier Divison crown and enjoying a stunning free-scoring run, Shamrock Rovers will welcome Sligo Rovers to Dublin on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Shamrock might have seen European heavyweights AC Milan end their Europa League adventure in Dublin a fortnight ago, Stephen Bradley’s men are in the midst of a stellar domestic purple patch. Putting in a rampant display last weekend and hitting defending champions Dundalk for four, the Hoops are remarkably yet to taste defeat since opening the new campaign and the mood in their camp remains at a red-hot high. Also still boosted by their thumping 6-1 win against European chasers Waterford, they have now bagged 13 goals in just their last three top-flight appearances and will be looking to lay down another domestic marker when the return to the Tallaght Stadium on Friday night.
As for the visitors, while Sligo might have managed to snatch a last-gasp 1-0 win away at a struggling Derry City earlier in the week, there is no doubt that Liam Buckley’s men will be in for a tough step up in class on Friday. Landing just a single goal in almost 400 minutes of action, the Red and Whites have also continued to struggle with their issues on the road. Including a 1-0 loss when they made the trip to Waterford in their last contest away from the Showgrounds, Sligo have now managed to win just one of their last nine Premier Division away fixtures continuing on from last season. In fact, also recording just a pair of strikes in any of their last six matchups on their travels, it should also be noted that came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat when they last faced off against the runaway leaders.
Bet: Shamrock Rovers 20/21 to beat Sligo Rovers and over 2.5 goals in Friday’s Irish Premier Division showdown @ 888sport