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Last years league runner ups St Patricks are looking to go one better this season and they got their season off to the dream start with a convincing 3-0 win over new boys Shelbourne. Sligo were one of the unlucky sides who found their first game of the season being cancelled due to adverse weather. Sligo had a great season last year finishing in third and only five points behind St Patricks. This could well be one of the games of the weekend and it looks intriguingly poised.
Despite being the away side here, Sligo have a good recent record against St Patricks having won two of the four meetings from last season. St Patricks were able to win one game with the other match ending in a draw. Sligo had the third best away record in the league last year and there will be certainly no fear when they make the trip on Friday. St Patricks are favourites for the game but we think there could be some value backing Sligo in the double chance could well be a solid play.
Under 2.5 goals
There was just six points that separated the two sides last seasons and these two teams are exceptionally well matched. Over the last four games that these teams played last season only once were over 2.5 goals exceeded. This could be a game where both teams cancel the other out and it looks to be another finely poised contest. We think that backing the recent trend of under 2.5 goals could be a great way to play here.
Half time result
With this match potentially being a really tight one to call, it might be worth siding that the half time score could well be a draw. In games of this nature the game can often open up in the second half and it could be that both teams feel each other out before the second half of the game opens up. Backing the draw at half time could be a really sensible bet to make.
The Best Match Odds for St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this fixture?
This game will be played at the home of St Patricks at Richmond Park.
What is the recent head to head between the sides?
From the four games played last season Sligo won two, there has been one draw and St Patricks won one game.
What is the kick-off time for St Patricks vs Sligo Rovers
The match will start at 19:45 GMT on the 25th February.