Bray – Shamrock Rovers : Preview & Prediction
Bray Wanderers and Shamrock Rovers face off at Carlisle Grounds in a 32-round Premier League game. the Shamrock Rovers won at home for (2-0) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 05-30-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 21-04-2017, in a game by the Premier League that ended with the victory of Bray Wanderers by (4-2). The goals of the match were scored by G. McCabe (41 ‘and 45’), D. Connolly (45 ‘) and J. Marks (59’) for Bray Wanderers and D. Meenan (9 ‘) and J. Doona (87 ‘) for Shamrock Rovers. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Shamrock Rovers has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 12 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 5th place, having won 43 points. In the last match, they lost with Dundalk away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have tied at home, in a game against Galway United, by (3-3). This is a team that is not affected by the home factor, that is, it has similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches it has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 17 goals conceded, against 5 victories , 4 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 22 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Bray Wanderers recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, having won 10 points out of 30. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 7 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 31 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Bray Wanderers team arrives at this game with a 1-0 defeat at Dundalk, adding the second straight game without proving the taste of victory. Usually the home team line up at 4-2-3-1 privileging the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the sidelines, but in this game it will be natural to act only on the counterattack. Gary McCabe is the top scorer on the Bray Wanderers team with 15 goals scored. It seems that coach Kenny Shiels can not count on Brennan, suspended.
The visiting team is currently in 3rd place with 51 points, after 16 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out for Drogheda United by (0-2). In the last match, they tied at home to Sligo Rovers for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 1 tie and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 away games for the championship Shamrock Rovers has 6 wins and 4 losses, having won 18 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 31 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 15 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he suffered 8 of his 22 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Shamrock Rovers team comes to this round with a 1-1 draw against Sligo, adding the second straight game without losing in the league: the only team goal was scored by Shaw. Despite playing away from home coach Stephen Bradley should line up in 4-2-3-1 benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the sidelines. Gary Shaw is one of the great highlights of the visiting team, as he is the greatest scorer with 11 goals scored.
Bray – Shamrock Rovers : Betting Tips
Bray – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70