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Sligo Rovers line up against visiting rivals St. Patrick's Athletic at The Showgrounds in the Premier Division clash on Monday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sligo Rovers v St. Patrick's Athletic can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Sligo Rovers enter this fixture after a 1-1 Premier Division stalemate vs Drogheda United.
Chris Lyons (17') was the scorer for Drogheda United.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Sligo Rovers have been participants. Breaking down the goal split in that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 4 while The Bit o' Red managed the sum of 7. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, however.
Heading into this contest, Sligo Rovers have not registered a win against St. Patrick's Athletic in their previous 7 league matches.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic will come into the match following on from a 3-0 Premier Division win with the defeat of Longford Town in their last fixture.
For St. Patrick's Athletic, goals were scored by Ronan Coughlan (47') and Chris Forrester (52', 90').
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games involving St. Patrick's Athletic, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a paltry 1.83, with the average goals for Saints being 1.67.
Looking at their past form shows that St. Patrick's Athletic:
- remain undefeated by Sligo Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 22/02/2019 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Sligo Rovers. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas St. Patrick's Athletic have been superior, beating them in 67% of those matches played.
An aggregate of 11 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for The Bit o' Red and 8 created by Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 29 on 12/09/2020 when the final score was St. Patrick's Athletic 0-0 Sligo Rovers.
The match was refereed by Derek Tomney.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers boss Liam Buckley doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, St. Patrick's Athletic boss Stephen O'Donnell has zero fitness concerns at all before this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Sligo Rovers will need to apply a lot of pressure to register a score against this St. Patrick's Athletic side who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for St. Patrick's Athletic at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Showgrounds (4,500)
Captain: David Cawley
Chairman: Tommy Higgins
Manager: Liam Buckley
Competitions: Premier Division position 3
🔑 Star Player: Jordan Gibson
Customarily played in the Right Wing position, Jordan Gibson was born in Birmingham, England. After having played his first senior match for St. Patrick's Athletic in the 2020 season, the gifted Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Premier Division 2021 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.