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Dundalk 17/20 to beat Shamrock Rovers in Fridays Irish Premier Division matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 31 May 2018

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 17/20 @ Bet365

As we reach the halfway point of this years Irish Premier Division campaign, league leaders Dundalk will travel to Shamrock Rovers on Friday night.

For Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers side, although The Hoops managed to land a third-place finish last season, the hosts have been unable to find any stability this time around and still find themselves as candidates to finish up in the relegation playoff position. Now sat sixth in the table and just three points above the drop zone, Shamrock are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with Bohemians and that sums up their form of late. Shamrock have now drawn three of their last four and have now picked up just two wins in thier last 13. Bradley’s side also boast a poor record against their opponents, in the last five meetings between the two sides, Shamrock have failed to win any of those.

As for Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side, although the visitors may have only been able to grab second spot last season, The Reds have now won their last five on the bounce and sit atop of the Irish Premier Division with a two-point advantage. Coming off the back of a 5-0 win against Bray Wanderers last weekend, along with now scoring 16 in their last five, Dundalk have also kept a clean sheet in their last three consecutive matches and now hold both the best attacking and defensive records in the division. One man to watch will be 26-year-old forward Pat Hoban, with 14 goals already this year Hoban is the top scorer in Ireland and has now scored in his last 11 appearances in a row, including a brace last weekend.

Bet: Dundalk to beat Shamrock Rovers in Fridays Irish Premier Division matchup17/20 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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