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The Premier Division game at Tallaght Stadium on Monday will see home side Shamrock Rovers taking on opponents Waterford.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Shamrock Rovers v Waterford are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Shamrock Rovers will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-2 Europa League Qualifiers loss in their previous game against AC Milan.
Over their last 6 fixtures, Stephen Bradley's Shamrock Rovers have celebrated scoring a total of 8 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Their past results show that Shamrock Rovers:
- have not been beaten in the league by Waterford in their previous 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their last 12 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
Waterford will go into this encounter following a 0-2 Premier Division win against Bohemian FC in their last fixture.
For Waterford, the goals were scored by Ali Coote (24') and Tyreke Wilson (45').
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Waterford have turned their attacks into goals a total of 10 times, earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 19/10/2018 shows that these encounters have been disappointments for Waterford. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all while Shamrock Rovers have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those games played.
21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 16 of them for The Hoops and 5 belonging to The Blues. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Premier Division match day 3 on 24/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Waterford 0-2 Shamrock Rovers.
The referee was Raymond Matthews.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley has zero fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
In all likelihood, The Hoops could employ a 3-4-2-1 formation featuring Alan Mannus, Roberto Lopes, Lee Grace, Liam Scales, Daniel Lafferty, Gary O'Neil, Aaron McEneff, Ronan Finn, Jack Byrne, Dylan Watts and Aaron Greene.
Team News: Waterford
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Waterford boss has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
There’s a good chance that The Blues appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, giving starts to Brian Murphy, Tunmise Sobowale, Jake Davidson, Robert McCourt, Tyreke Wilson, John Martin, Ali Coote, Robbie Weir, Matthew Smith, Michael O'Connor and Kurtis Byrne.
We’re thinking that Shamrock Rovers can create enough chances to score more than one when they face Waterford, who may well find it hard finding the net themselves.
We can therefore see a 2-0 victory for Shamrock Rovers when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium (8,000)
Captain: Ronan Finn
Chairman: Jonathan Roche
Manager: Stephen Bradley
Competitions: Premier Division position 1, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals), Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Star Man: Jack Byrne
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Byrne was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for SC Cambuur in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Premier Division 2020 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.