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Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 26th August 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: The Showgrounds

The odds are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change.

Sligo Rovers host Shelbourne in this mid table clash in the 28th round of fixtures in the League of Ireland.

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne predictions and top betting tips

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne will be an exciting game to watch. Both teams currently sit mid table in the League of Ireland. Here are our predictions.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Despite both of these teams averaging just over a goal per game in the League of Ireland this season, something seemingly happens when these two sides meet – four of the previous six meetings have had over 2.5 goals with those coming in the shape of a 3-0, 2-1, and another 2-1 win for Shelbourne whilst Sligo Rovers have won one game 3-1 which came in July last year.

Match result prediction: Shelbourne to win

Shelbourne have the best defence in the league despite occupying sixth place and have scored the same amount of goals as Sligo rovers but due to Sligo Rovers shipping 37 goals, their defence clearly needs some work. Shelbourne make it hard for every team no matter where they are in the league to score so that is why we have gone with Shelbourne to earn all three points in this encounter.

Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Shelbourne

Shamrock Rovers, the team currently at the top of the League of Ireland are the only team to have lost less games than Shelbourne this season and Derry City are the only team stopping Shelbourne from sitting at the top of the table for least goals conceded. That is why we believe Shelbourne will win but due to the head to head record, we can see it being a 2-1 victory for Shelbourrne.

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne match preview

Sligo Rovers preview

Three time League of Ireland champions with the most recent title coming in 2012 currently sit seventh in the league this season after finishing fifth last season three points above Bohemian and a massive twelve points behind St. Patrick's. This season Sligo Rovers have picked up 30 points from 27 games winning eight games, drawing six and losing thirteen.

Shelbourne preview

Shelbourne who have won the League of Ireland twelve times enjoyed a particularly successful spell during the mid 2000s winning the title in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Shelbourne are currently in sixth place this season on 40 points, ten points above Sligo Rovers and three points behind Dundalk. The club have picked up nine wins, thirteen draws and just five seats scoring 30 goals and conceding 19.

FAQs regarding Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne

Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne

Who is the head coach for Sligo Rovers? Sligo Rovers are managed by 38 year old John Russell. He has been at the club since the middle of last year managing 53 games in which he has picked up 20 wins.

Who is the head coach for Shelbourne? Former Chelsea and Fulham star Damien Duff is the man at the helm for Shelbourne and he has been since 2021 and in that time he has overseen 69 games picking up 23 wins, playing out 24 draws and lost 22 games.

What was the score line in the previous meeting between Sligo Rovers vs Shelbourne? The previous encounter between these two sides ended up in a 1-1 draw.