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Shamrock Rovers arrive at Oriel Park on Friday for the Premier Division game with hosts Dundalk.
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Dundalk head into this fixture following on from a 2-2 Premier Division drawn match vs Finn Harps.
For Dundalk, the scorers were Michael Duffy (61') and Patrick Hoban (63'). Tunde Owolabi (18', 69') was the scorer for Finn Harps.
Dundalk have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Dundalk have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those games.
Heading into this fixture, Dundalk are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Shamrock Rovers come into this encounter following on from a 2-1 Premier Division win with the downing of Derry City in their most recent outing.
For Shamrock Rovers, the goals were scored by Lee Grace (19') and Danny Mandroiu (44'). Danny Lafferty (6') was the scorer for Derry City.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, Shamrock Rovers have bagged the sum of 8 goals. Shamrock Rovers have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve had 5 goals go into their own net. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Going into this contest, Shamrock Rovers haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 28/02/2020 shows that Dundalk have won 2 of them and Shamrock Rovers 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 25 overall at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premier Division match day 19 on 02/07/2021 when it finished Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Dundalk.
The referee was Damien McGraith.
Team News: Dundalk
David McMillan (Ligament Problems), Patrick McEleney (Hamstring Injury) and Brian Gartland (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Dundalk gaffer Vinny Perth.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
With a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re envisaging that Dundalk may find it difficult to register a score against this Shamrock Rovers outfit who we reckon will score & stay on top.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Shamrock Rovers at the end of the match.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oriel Park (4,500)
Captain: Brian Gartland
Chairman: Bill Hulsizer
Manager: Vinny Perth
Competitions: Premier Division position 8, FAI Cup (Semi Finals), Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
🔑 Star Man: Patrick Hoban
Typically taking up the Striker position, Patrick Hoban was born in Galway, Rep. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Dundalk in the 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 11 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.