Shamrock Rovers – Limerick : Preview & Prediction
Shamrock Rovers and Limerick play at Tallaght Stadium in a 33rd round match of the Premier League. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 04-28-2017, the final result was a draw for (1-1). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 04-28-2017 in a Premier League game that ended in a 1-1 draw. The goals of the match were scored by R. Lopes (18 ‘) for Shamrock Rovers and Rodrigo Tosi (90′) for Limerick. 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 16 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 3rd place, having won 51 points. In the last match, they lost with Bray Wanderers away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have tied at home, in a game against Sligo Rovers, for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 17 goals conceded, against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 20 goals scored and 30 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Shamrock Rovers has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 20 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the board in 11 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 16 home games in this competition there are 1 highlights: he suffered 8 of his 17 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Shamrock Rovers team arrives at this game with a defeat against Bray, 1-0, adding the third consecutive game without winning in official matches. However, it is important to note that the home team has the third best performance as the leader in the championship. In this indoor game, coach Stephen Bradley should line up in the usual 4-2-3-1 privileging ball possession and organized bouts, with Ronan Finn the great creator of the offensive process. On the other hand, Gary Shaw is the scorer of this team with 11 goals scored. It seems that the coach can count on all his players.
After 10 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is in 7th place, having won 40 points. In the last match, they drew with Galway United at home (2-2), after their previous home win in a game against Drogheda United (1-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the league, Limerick won 8 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in their last 10 away games. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 32 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 16 times and never managed to turn the board. In the last 15 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 7 of his 16 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Limerick come to this game with a draw against Galway in 2-2, adding up to the fifth consecutive game without proving the taste of defeat in this Irish championship: the goals were scored by Rodrigo Tosi and Ogbene. In this away game, coach Neil McDonald should opt for a more cautious style of play with successive counterattacks, thus exploiting his opponent’s defensive difficulties. The Brazilian Rodrigo Tosi is the most dangerous player of this team with 13 goals scored. For this game the coach has no embezzlement by injury.
Shamrock Rovers – Limerick : Betting Tips
Shamrock Rovers – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70