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Shamrock Rovers will visit Richmond Park on Saturday for the Premier Division clash with hosts St. Patrick's Athletic.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for St. Patrick's Athletic v Shamrock Rovers including the latest game odds.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic prepare for this game after a 1-1 Premier Division draw vs Sligo Rovers.
The only scorer from St. Patrick's Athletic was Ian Bermingham (90'). Jordan Gibson (49') scored for Sligo Rovers.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the St. Patrick's Athletic defence. Saints have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous six outings standing at 2. However, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern will be maintained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that St. Patrick's Athletic:
- have not lost a league tie with Shamrock Rovers in their last 4 matches.
- have not registered a win against Shamrock Rovers in their previous 9 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Shamrock Rovers will go into this match following a 3-0 Premier Division win against Waterford in their most recent outing.
For Shamrock Rovers, goals were scored by Rory Gaffney (13'), Gary O'Neill (33') and Danny Mandroiu (54').
A run of dependable showings from the Shamrock Rovers defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their last 6 outings overall. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 12.
Pre-game facts show that Shamrock Rovers:
- are undefeated by St. Patrick's Athletic in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their previous 15 league matches away from home. An amazing run.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 29/04/2019 shows that St. Patrick's Athletic have won 0 of these and Shamrock Rovers 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
Fans would have hoped for more goals in them, as well, with a sum of 5 scored between them combined.
The last league contest between these clubs was Premier Division match day 1 on 19/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Shamrock Rovers 1-1 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The match was refereed by Robert Hennessy.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic boss Stephen O'Donnell does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We’re inclined to think that St. Patrick's Athletic may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Shamrock Rovers outfit who we think will likely score one, at least.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Shamrock Rovers after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ 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
🔑 Key Man: Chris Forrester
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Chris Forrester was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Bohemian FC in the 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 campaign to date in 8 appearances.