Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers Predictions

Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers predictions for Friday’s Irish Premier Division clash at Oriel Park. Shamrock have a seven-point lead at the top and take on a Dundalk side who are fighting for a top three finishing. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers Predictions




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Oriel Park Showdown: Dundalk’s Form Challenges Shamrock Rovers’ Dominance

Key Stats
– Shamrock Rovers are undefeated in their last five league matches, winning four and drawing one.
– Dundalk have won three of their last four league encounters, aiming for continuity against the league leaders.
– Shamrock Rovers have managed to keep a clean sheet in their last three encounters with Dundalk, who have scored just once across the last six meetings.

As the week reaches its crescendo, football fans are readying themselves for an enticing clash at Oriel Park. This Friday night, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers will lock horns in what is anticipated to be a thrilling contest that promises not just entertainment but significant implications for the Premier Division table.

Dundalk’s Quest for Continuity

The Lilywhites have been in an impressive rhythm, with victories in three of their last four league encounters. Their recent form has allowed them to solidify a spot in the top four, yet they face a daunting task as they challenge the reigning league leaders.


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A significant handicap for Dundalk is the absence of their midfield maestro, Rayhaan Tulloch, who will miss this encounter due to a one-match ban. However, there is a silver lining in the form of Daniel Kelly, who after scoring as a substitute in the team’s previous match, is knocking on the door for a starting berth.

In terms of statistics, Dundalk’s 1.5 goals per game and an average of 11.6 shots per game demonstrate their attacking prowess. The team has also been quite resourceful in front of the goal, with 28 goals scored from inside the box. Nevertheless, they will have to improve their conversion rate, particularly for ‘big chances’, where they’ve missed 1.0 per game, to stand a chance against Shamrock Rovers.

Shamrock Rovers: A Powerhouse Unyielding

On the other side of the pitch, Shamrock Rovers stand tall, holding onto their supremacy at the top of the league table. The Hoops are in a buoyant mood after their latest triumph over Derry City, courtesy of a Rory Gaffney goal, which allowed them to retain their first-place position. Yet, they are fully aware that overpowering a resurgent Dundalk on their turf won’t be a walk in the park.

While Neil Farrugia’s injury might be a concern for the Hoops, the team boasts a wealth of talent. Rovers’ attacking record, with a remarkable 2.0 goals per game and a total of 47 goals in 23 matches, puts them in an advantageous position. The sharpness of Rory Gaffney, who has three goals and an assist in his last four appearances, will undoubtedly be pivotal in this match-up.

Looking at the Statistics

In the most recent skirmishes between these two sides, Shamrock Rovers have emerged triumphant, boasting an aggregate scoreline of 6-0 from their previous two meetings this term. Moreover, Shamrock’s current run of form, which includes four victories and a draw in their last five outings, further bolsters their chances.

Interestingly, Dundalk have failed to find the net in their last three encounters with Shamrock, and considering the latter’s twelve clean sheets in 23 matches this season, we might see a continuation of this pattern.

The Prediction: Strength Meets Strategy

Drawing upon these pieces of analysis, we can now offer our predictions. While a draw might seem like a probable outcome, the scales seem to tilt in favour of Shamrock Rovers given their impressive form and historical dominance over Dundalk.

Therefore, our main prediction is a win for Shamrock Rovers with both teams scoring. Although Dundalk’s scoring record against Shamrock hasn’t been favourable, their recent form, coupled with the Lilywhites playing on their home ground, might see them breach Shamrock’s defence.

As for the correct score prediction, we propose a 2-1 victory for Shamrock Rovers. Given the potent attack of the Hoops and the statistical likelihood of Dundalk scoring, this prediction seems to carry decent value.




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