Shamrock Rovers will be at Richmond Park on Friday for the Premier Division fixture with home team St. Patrick's Athletic.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for St. Patrick's Athletic v Shamrock Rovers can be seen below (including the best match odds).
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 3-0 FAI Cup victory versus Wexford.
It’s been seldom in recent games that St. Patrick's Athletic have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that St. Patrick's Athletic have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals along the way. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, however.
Their past results show that St. Patrick's Athletic:
- haven't won against Shamrock Rovers in their last 11 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
Shamrock Rovers go into this meeting following a 0-1 Premier Division win to defeat Sligo Rovers in their last fixture.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shamrock Rovers was Rory Gaffney (26').
Throughout their six latest matches, Stephen Bradley's Shamrock Rovers have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 7 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Shamrock Rovers are undefeated by St. Patrick's Athletic in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 20/09/2019 shows that St. Patrick's Athletic have won 0 of these & Shamrock Rovers 2, with the number of drawn matches being 4.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 of them from Saints and 6 belonging to The Hoops. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league contest between these clubs was Premier Division match day 22 on 30/07/2021 when it finished Shamrock Rovers 3-1 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The referee was Derek Tomney.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
The St. Patrick's Athletic manager Stephen O'Donnell has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
St. Patrick's Athletic
Stadium: Richmond Park (5,340)
Captain: Ian Bermingham
Chairman: Garrett Kelleher
Manager: Stephen O'Donnell
Competitions: Premier Division position 2, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Matty Smith
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Matty Smith was born in Dundee, Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Dundee United in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has netted 8 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.