Shamrock Rovers are the guests at Richmond Park on Monday for the Premier Division game with home team St. Patrick's Athletic.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for St. Patrick's Athletic v Shamrock Rovers (inc. the best betting odds).
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic head into this game following on from a 2-2 Premier Division stalemate versus Finn Harps.
The only name on the scoresheet from St. Patrick's Athletic was Billy King (6', 64'). Carrillo (88') and Ethan Boyle (96') scored for Finn Harps.
It has not been often in recent games where St. Patrick's Athletic have shown defensive steel. The facts show that St. Patrick's Athletic have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals along the way.
Ahead of this clash, St. Patrick's Athletic are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Shamrock Rovers will go into the match following on from a 1-0 Premier Division win with the defeat of Bohemian FC in their last match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shamrock Rovers was Rory Gaffney (47').
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Shamrock Rovers, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes out as a meagre 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by The Hoops equalling 1.17. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern might be maintained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Shamrock Rovers have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 19/03/2021 shows that St. Patrick's Athletic have won 1 of these and Shamrock Rovers 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Saints and 8 being from The Hoops. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 10 on 15/04/2022 when it ended Shamrock Rovers 1-0 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The match was refereed by Paul McLaughlin.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
The St. Patrick's Athletic manager Tim Clancy has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley to contend with. Jack Byrne (Calf Injury) misses out for this game.
Our assessment here is that St. Patrick's Athletic might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this Shamrock Rovers lineup who we think might emerge victorious.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Shamrock Rovers at full-time.
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:
St. Patrick's Athletic
Stadium: Richmond Park (5,340)
Captain: Ian Bermingham
Chairman: Garrett Kelleher
Manager: Tim Clancy
Competitions: Premier Division position 4, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
🔑 Key Man: Eoin Doyle
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Eoin Doyle was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Shamrock Rovers in the 2008 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 season to date in a total of 20 appearances.