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Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Prediction

Shamrock Rovers

August 21

19:45

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Shelbourne

Shamrock Rovers

Shelbourne

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Ireland's Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers will look to return to winning ways this weekend, when hosting Shelbourne. Friday evening's visitors sit sixth, with ten points from their eight top-flight fixtures so far this season.

By contrast, Stephen Bradley's side have more than double that tally (22) – but dropped points against St. Patrick's on Sunday. Results elsewhere mean their lead atop the standings has decreased to four points ahead of kick-off, something they'll be aware of.

Will it be business as usual? Or can Shelbourne spring a surprise result with their first H2H win since September 2012? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Betting Tips

Despite having a numerical advantage for nearly a full second-half after Shane Griffin's dismissal, Shamrock Rovers drew 0-0 with St. Patrick's Athletic. It's their first goalless result since early October – against Sligo Rovers – and they'll want to atone for that frustration here.

Up next is a Shelbourne side that have conceded more (8) than they've scored (6) this term, which isn't a reassuring statistic after eight matches. Nonetheless, Ian Morris will be quietly confident that his side can build on their hard-fought draw against Derry City last Saturday.

Ryan Brennan's second goal of the season proved an important equaliser, after Ibrahim Meite broke the deadlock with a penalty on the half-hour mark.

Can they start purposefully and importantly defend better than they have done this season, against tougher opposition here? Time will tell, but their H2H record against Shamrock Rovers doesn't make for good reading, even from an optimistic standpoint.

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Correct Score Predictions

So, more on that H2H record: in 12 meetings, Shamrock Rovers have won nine, drawn two and lost just once. That stat is slightly skewed as this is Shelbourne's return to Ireland's top-flight for the first time since 2013.

However, they've played five matches since that relegation (friendlies, cup competitions) and are losing by an 13-3 aggregate score. I'm not convinced that'll change much in their favour on Friday, so am backing a Rovers victory.

Last matches

Shamrock Rovers

17-09-2020

0 - 2 Milan

L
12-09-2020

0 - 3 Cork City

L
11-09-2020

3 - 2 Dundalk

L
05-09-2020

1 - 0 Bohemians

W
31-08-2020

2 - 1 Cork City

W
21-08-2020

0 - 0 Shelbourne

D
16-08-2020

0 - 0 St Patrick's

D
09-08-2020

1 - 2 Derry City

L
01-08-2020

3 - 1 Finn Harps

W
07-03-2020

2 - 3 Sligo Rovers

L

Shelbourne

D

- Finn Harps

19-09-2020
L

- Dundalk

11-09-2020
D

- Cork City

05-09-2020
W

-

28-08-2020
D

- Shamrock Rovers

21-08-2020
D

- Derry City

15-08-2020
L

- Sligo Rovers

08-08-2020
W

- Finn Harps

04-08-2020
L

- Waterford United

01-08-2020
L

- Bohemians

06-03-2020
Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Head-to-Head (H2H)
21-08-2020

Shamrock Rovers

0
0

Shelbourne

25-08-2017

Shelbourne

0
3

Shamrock Rovers

26-02-2016

Shamrock Rovers

2
1

Shelbourne

30-08-2013

Shelbourne

1
2

Shamrock Rovers

24-05-2013

Shamrock Rovers

1
0

Shelbourne

24-03-2013

Shelbourne

0
0

Shamrock Rovers

14-09-2012

Shelbourne

2
1

Shamrock Rovers

07-09-2012

Shamrock Rovers

2
2

Shelbourne

21-06-2012

Shelbourne

2
3

Shamrock Rovers

23-03-2012

Shamrock Rovers

4
0

Shelbourne

Shamrock Rovers
vs
Shelbourne
Predicted Lineup
Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Predicted Lineup

Mannus

Farrugia

Grace

Lopes

O'Brien

O'Neill

McEneff

Finn

Burke

Greene

Byrne

McCabe

Poynton

O'Hanlon

O'Reilly

Byrne

Deegan

Quinn

Farell

Sheppard

Rooney

Kilduff

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-2 vs Milan (H)

L

3-0 vs Cork City (A)

W

2-3 vs Dundalk (A)

L

1-0 vs Bohemians (H)

W

2-1 vs Cork City (H)

W

0-0 vs Shelbourne (H)

D

0-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

D

2-1 vs Derry City (A)

W

3-1 vs Finn Harps (H)

W

3-2 vs Sligo Rovers (A)

W
D

1-1 vs Finn Harps (H)

L

2-3 vs Dundalk (A)

D

1-1 vs Cork City (H)

W

5-2 vs (A)

D

0-0 vs Shamrock Rovers (A)

D

1-1 vs Derry City (H)

L

1-2 vs Sligo Rovers (A)

W

1-0 vs Finn Harps (A)

L

0-1 vs Waterford United (H)

L

0-2 vs Bohemians (A)

16

Goals Scored

12

6

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-2 vs Milan (H)

L

1-0 vs Bohemians (H)

W

2-1 vs Cork City (H)

W

0-0 vs Shelbourne (H)

D

3-1 vs Finn Harps (H)

W
D

1-1 vs Finn Harps (H)

D

1-1 vs Cork City (H)

D

1-1 vs Derry City (H)

L

0-1 vs Waterford United (H)

6

Goals Scored

3

2

Over 2.5 Goals

0

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

3-0 vs Cork City (A)

W

2-3 vs Dundalk (A)

L

0-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

D

2-1 vs Derry City (A)

W

3-2 vs Sligo Rovers (A)

W
L

2-3 vs Dundalk (A)

W

5-2 vs (A)

D

0-0 vs Shamrock Rovers (A)

L

1-2 vs Sligo Rovers (A)

W

1-0 vs Finn Harps (A)

L

0-2 vs Bohemians (A)

10

Goals Scored

9

4

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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