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Shamrock Rovers are the guests at The Showgrounds on Saturday for the Premier Division showdown with home side Sligo Rovers.
All Sligo Rovers v Shamrock Rovers match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Sligo Rovers will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-1 Premier Division victory over Dundalk.
For Sligo Rovers, the scorers were Andre Wright (20') and Lewis Banks (52'). Patrick Hoban (19') was the scorer for Dundalk.
Over their prior 6 games, Liam Buckley's Sligo Rovers have managed to score a total of 5 times, an average number of goals per match of 0.83.
Ahead of this clash, Sligo Rovers haven't been beaten in the league by Shamrock Rovers in their last 2 games.
Shamrock Rovers will go into this match after a 2-0 Premier Division win with the eclipse of Waterford in their previous game.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shamrock Rovers was Danny Mandroiu (61', 80').
Throughout their six most recent matches, Stephen Bradley's Shamrock Rovers have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 7 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Shamrock Rovers remain unbeaten by Sligo Rovers when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 05/10/2019 shows that Sligo Rovers have won 1 of these games and Shamrock Rovers 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for The Bit o' Red and 10 being from The Hoops. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league contest between the two was Premier Division match day 13 on 24/05/2021 when the final score was Shamrock Rovers 0-1 Sligo Rovers.
The referee was Neil Doyle.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
The Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Out of a mainly healthy group, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley to be concerned about. Neil Farrugia (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Sligo Rovers could find themselves up against it to score goals against this Shamrock Rovers team who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning score for Shamrock Rovers at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Showgrounds (4,500)
Captain: David Cawley
Chairman: Tommy Higgins
Manager: Liam Buckley
Competitions: Premier Division position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying)
🔑 Star Player: Romeo Parkes
Typically taking up the Left Wing position, Romeo Parkes was born in Port Maria, Jamaica. After making a first senior appearance for Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Premier Division 2021 season so far from a total of 20 appearances.