Competition: Irish Premier Division
Market: Shamrock Rovers win
Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport
Looking to continue on what has been a stellar start to the interrupted new campaign, a high-flying Shamrock Rovers will make the trip to Richmond Park on Sunday evening.
Starting with the hosts, hit with what was a shock 1-0 defeat against relegation contenders Finn Harps and crashing out of the FAI Cup last time out, St. Patrick’s have continued to show their inconstancies either side of the enforced break. Only managing to win one of their four contests since returning to action last month, Head Coach Stephen O’Donnell was very vocal about his side’s worrying 2-0 defeat at home against Derry City earlier in the month. In for what should be another tough test on Sunday evening, the hosts also hold what is an extremely concerning record against the league leaders. Including a 2-0 defeat the last time they welcomed Shamrock to Richmond Park, St. Patrick’s have failed to win any of their last six meetings against this weekend’s guests, losing five of those meetings.
As for the visitors, while St. Patrick’s might be a side desperately seeking some stability, Shamrock have only gone from strength to strength since opening the interrupted new season. Picking up a deserved 2-1 win away at Derry City last time out, the Irish heavyweights have remarkably won each of their opening seven top-flight appearances and their 100% start now sees them holding a three-point buffer with a game in hand. Unsurprisingly seen as the leading contender to recapture their Premier Division crown from Dundalk this season, the mood in the Rovers’ camp only continues to soar. With a real reputation for their displays in front of goal and already putting three past the Harps since making a return to action, we’re backing an away victory for the league leaders on Sunday afternoon.
Bet: Shamrock Rovers 10/11 to beat St. Patrick’s Athletic in Sunday’s Irish Premier Division showdown @ 888sport
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