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Bitesize Prediction: Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers – 17/05/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 15 May 2024

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 10/11 @ Pribet

Two sides scrapping it out at opposite ends of the Premier Division table, Shamrock Rovers will travel to Dundalk on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, although Dundalk might have signed off last season in the midst of a real purple patch, the former Irish champions have come crashing back down to earth in a dramatic fashion. Last seen putting in another nightmare performance as they slumped to a 4-1 drumming away at Waterford, the Lilywhites sit rock-bottom of the Premier Division table and find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. Opening May with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Drogheda, Noel King’s men have collected just a single victory from any of their 15 top-flight appearances this year and they already sit nine points adrift of safety. With their extended crisis underlined by another 4-1 defeat against Derry City on April 5th, Dundalk have also continued to show a string of defensive issues. Losing their back-to-back Premier Division defeats by an aggregate score of 6-2, Friday’s hosts have shipped 23 goals this season.

As for the visitors, while Shamrock might have made real history last season as they got their hands on a 21st domestic crown, the Rovers have struggled to find any real stability this time around. Missing out on a potential opportunity last weekend as they had to settle for a lively 2-2 stalemate at home against St. Patricks, Stephan Bradley’s men have collected just a single victory from any of their previous six Premier Division appearances. Opening May with a nightmare display in Dublin as they slumped to a 3-1 loss at the hands of Waterford, the Irish champions have also shown their own respective defensive issues. Shipping six goals on their three-match winless rut, Shamrock have also recorded just a single clean sheet over the past month. It should be highlighted, with Bradley’s side seeing four of their previous five Premier Division showdowns finish with both teams getting on the scoresheet, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers 10/11 for Friday’s Irish Premier Division battle @ Pribet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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