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Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers Prediction, Odds, and Free Betting Tips (18/03/2022)

Arguably the match of this round of fixtures is a contest between two teams who find themselves in the top four as Shamrock Rovers who are the leagues defending champions host Sligo Rovers. It’s Sligo who are ahead of Shamrock in the table and they know a win here could help create a nice four point cushion between the teams.

Double chance

Considering they are playing at home and are the defending champions it’s Shamrock Rovers who are the pre match favourites. Sligo who are higher in the table than their opponents and head into this match in really good form could be the value play here. A win for Sligo away at the defending champions could be a tough ask but to back the away side to come away with either a draw or win could be a sensible way to play and is a bet we really like here.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

Four of the previous five head-to-head duels between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers have gone under 2.5 total goals, so we expect to see the same thing in their upcoming match. Despite it being early on in the season this could be a contest that neither side will want to lose so backing another cagey and tight affair could be the way to play.

Both Teams to Score – No

Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers. So, since we don't expect to see a lot of goals in this match, at least one team failing to score sounds like a good bet to us. If you want to try a similar bet for better odds, you can bet on Shamrock to keep a clean sheet or on Shamrock to win to nil.

Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers: Team News and Match Preview

Shamrock Rovers

It hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing for Shamrock Rovers this season as the defending champions have lost two of their first six games this season. They were left frustrated in their last game against Dundalk as they weren’t able to break down a stubborn Dundalk defence. They will want to get some more consistently in their play and will want to win here but it certainly  won’t be easy.

Sligo Rovers

Its been the ideal start to the season for Sligo. They sit second in the league and are yet to lose. They have the leagues best defensive record and are the second highest scorers. This match against the defending champions is an ideal opportunity for Sligo to see where they really stand. A win away to Shamrock would really see Sligo in the early title mix.

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Shamrock Rovers vs Sligo Rovers Prediction

Which team is favoured by the bookies?

Shamrock Rovers are the favourites for the game and that is a fair call with them playing at home and being defending champions, but this is a contest that could go either way.

When will the game begin?

The game will kick off at 20:00 GMT

Who is hosting the game? 

The game will be played at Shamrock Rovers home ground at the Tallaght Stadium.