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The Premier Division game at The Showgrounds on Saturday will see home side Sligo Rovers prepare for the visit of opponents, St. Patrick's Athletic.
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Sligo Rovers will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Premier Division defeat in their last game at the hands of Shamrock Rovers.
The only scorer from Sligo Rovers was Aidan Keena (82'). Graham Burke (54', 56', 69') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
Sligo Rovers have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Sligo Rovers have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches.
Looking at their past form shows that Sligo Rovers:
- haven't lost in the league to St. Patrick's Athletic in their previous 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
St. Patrick's Athletic
In the game prior to this, St. Patrick's Athletic drew 0-0 in the Premier Division tie with Derry City.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving St. Patrick's Athletic has become evident recently. Checking on their last 6 outings shows that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 6 and St. Patrick's Athletic have scored 8. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, of course.
Leading up to this clash, St. Patrick's Athletic:
- are winless against Sligo Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 12/09/2020 shows us that Sligo Rovers have won 3 of these and St. Patrick's Athletic 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 for The Bit o' Red and 4 netted by Saints. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league fixture between the two was Premier Division match day 2 on 25/02/2022 when it ended St. Patrick's Athletic 1-2 Sligo Rovers.
The referee was Ben Connolly.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
The Sligo Rovers boss Liam Buckley has zero fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, the St. Patrick's Athletic manager Tim Clancy has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’re of the view that Sligo Rovers might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this St. Patrick's Athletic lineup who we think might end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a good battle with a 0-1 win for St. Patrick's Athletic at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Showgrounds (4,500)
Captain: David Cawley
Chairman: Tommy Higgins
Manager: Liam Buckley
Competitions: Premier Division position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying)
🔑 Star Man: Aidan Keena
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Aidan Keena was born in Mullingar, Rep. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for St. Patrick's Athletic in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 season to date in a total of 11 appearances.