Drogheda United vs Shamrock Rovers Prediction 31.05.2024

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  • Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division
  • Date: Friday, 31st, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CEST
  • Venue: Weavers Park (Drogheda)

Shamrock Rovers' pursuit of League of Ireland Premier Division leaders Shelbourne continues on Friday evening as they head to Weavers Park to face a struggling Drogheda United side.

Drogheda Utd vs Shamrock Rovers Betting Tips: BTTS

The faltering holders Shamrock are the favorites to take maximum points in this one, but their recent below-par performances this term and unreliable form away from home (W3 D3 L3) do not provide convincing reasons to back the visitors, which is why we'll focus on goals, hoping that both sides will find a way to the net.

Rovers' quest for a fifth consecutive League of Ireland Premier Division crown didn't kick off as they had hoped, as they managed to scrape together a rather modest seven wins from 19 league outings, drawing seven and suffering five losses along the way, a record that sees them in third place, a huge nine points adrift of league leaders Shelbourne.

While they can boast of having the league's most lethal attack, making the net ripple an impressive 27 times in 19 top-tier fixtures, Shamrock struggles with a lack of solidity at the opposite end of the pitch, which has posed significant problems for them and cost them many dropped points, having conceded a staggering 20 goals, rendering them the least resilient backline in the top six.

If anyone can exploit the shaky defense of the Irish champions at this juncture, it's certainly the Drogheda Utd side, who have demonstrated remarkable cutting edge in front of goal by netting 19 goals in 17 league contests to date, but their porous defense has brought them to the brink of despair, having shipped a league-high 30 goals.

Moreover, the Drogs' defensive vulnerability was on full display in their last two Irish top-flight outings, first conceding two stoppage-time goals to go down 2-3 in a home encounter against Galway, then squandering a two-goal lead to crash to a distressing 2-3 loss at Waterford last Thursday.

Returning to their Weavers base, the Drogs will fancy their chances of upsetting the stuttering champions, as not only have they earned 12 of their total 15 points on home turf, but they have also strung together five straight home games with 2+ goals scored. In the reverse fixture a month ago, the Rovers thrashed Drogheda 4-0, but this time we expect Shamrock's defensive line to feel the attacking prowess of their opponents. While the outcome could swing either way, we can envision both sides making their mark in what should be a dynamic and action-packed contest.

Drogheda United FC vs Shamrock Rovers Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Shamrock Rovers

    4 : 0

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  2. Shamrock Rovers

    5 : 0

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  3. Drogheda United FC

    0 : 0

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  4. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 2

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  5. Drogheda United FC

    1 : 1

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

Drogheda United FC

Drogheda United team news

Aaron McNally has been absent from his team for the past three matches due to undisclosed reasons, while the 19-year-old forward Warren Davis remains in doubt after being ruled out of last week's 2-4 loss to Waterford.

Witnessing his team's defense breached an astonishing seven times during the last two encounters, coach Kevin Doherty might contemplate some changes to refresh the defense.

Last matches of Drogheda United FC

  1. Waterford

    4 : 2

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  2. Drogheda United FC

    2 : 3

    Galway United

    Premier Division

  3. Shelbourne

    1 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  4. Drogheda United FC

    2 : 1

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  5. St. Patrick`s Athletic

    1 : 0

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

Drogheda United FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Andrew Wogan

Defenders

  • 5

    Hayden Cann

  • 15

    David Webster

  • 3

    Evan Weir

Midfielders

  • 8

    Gary Deegan

  • 11

    Adam Foley

  • 7

    Darragh Markey

  • 16

    Zishim Bawa

  • 19

    Ryan Brennan

Forwards

  • 21

    Luke Heeney

  • 9

    Frantz Pierrot

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers team news

Apart from enduring a painful 0-2 defeat at home against league leaders Shelbourne last time out, Shamrock was compelled to make as many as three substitutions during the first half, two of which were due to injuries.

Indeed, Shamrock Rovers' defensive line will be weakened by the absence of Dan Cleary and Josh Honohan, who departed the field with injuries last week, joining the already injured Sean Hoare, Richie Towell, Gary O'Neill, Darragh Burns, and Rory Gaffney.

Last matches of Shamrock Rovers

  1. Shamrock Rovers

    0 : 2

    Shelbourne

    Premier Division

  2. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 0

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  3. Dundalk

    1 : 0

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  4. Shamrock Rovers

    2 : 2

    St. Patrick`s Athletic

    Premier Division

  5. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 3

    Waterford

    Premier Division

Shamrock Rovers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Leon-Maurice Pohls

Defenders

  • 23

    Neil Farrugia

  • 8

    Aaron McEneff

  • 5

    Lee Grace

  • 2

    Josh Honohan

  • 18

    Trevor Clarke

Midfielders

  • 15

    Darragh Nugent

  • 29

    Jack Byrne

  • 19

    Markus Poom

Forwards

  • 24

    Johnny Kenny

  • 10

    Graham Burke

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Drogheda have scored at least two goals in each of their last five home matches.
  2. Each of Drogheda's five home matches has featured Over 2.5 & BTTS.
  3. Shamrock Rovers have only kept one clean sheet in their last six league matches.
  4. Four out of Shamrock's six away matches have seen BTTS.

Main prediction Drogheda United FC - Shamrock Rovers

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Over 2.5

Best odds:1.73

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Drogheda United vs Shamrock Rovers - FAQ

? Who is Drogheda's player to watch?

Involved in six goals for his team (4 goals, 2 assists), Evan Weir represents the biggest attacking threat for Drogheda United so far this season.

? Who is Shamrock's player to watch?

Aaron Greene has scored eight goals this season, making him the second-highest scorer in the League of Ireland Premier Division.