Shamrock Rovers v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview from the SSE Airtricity Premier Division in the League Of Ireland with free football betting tips and the best betting odds

Shamrock Rovers v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview

Shamrock Rovers v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Tallaght Stadium

Date: 11th March 2016

Time: 20:00
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Shamrock Rovers have won their first three games while keeping three clean sheets for the first time in their League Of Ireland history.

It seems incongruous that the record title holders would have never done it before but it is the case and it’s an ominous portent for every other side. If this Rovers side are as tight as anything that’s come before them most teams will find goals hard to come by.

Some might argue that Pat Fenlon’s side have benefitted from an easy start having faced both of the promoted teams and a Sligo Rovers side in the midst of a massive transition. That would be somewhat unfair but there is no doubt that St Patricks Athletic will be their sternest examination to date.

If there is a side tooled up to break the back of the Rovers’ rearguard it could be Pats. Christy Fagan is off to a flyer having scored in all three games so it will take all the wits of the Rovers’ defenders to keep him at bay on Friday night.

The Inchicore side won the first of the Dublin derbies on Monday and have come away with the spoils on the last two visits to Tallaght. If they can keep the Rovers rearguard at bay there is every chance they can spoil their good start to this season.

The expectation for a chronic lack of goals is justified with only two of the last ten head-to-heads seeing more than two goals. Both teams to score has fared no better, obliging in no more than three of them.


Shamrock Rovers v St Patricks Athletic Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Rovers are uneasy favourites at a best 2.2 (6/5) with Betvictor but that still seems too short to consider. Pats can be backed at a high of 3.7 (27/10) with 888Sport while the draw is tempting at 3.55 (51/20) with Marathon Bet.

Both teams to score NO is favoured and just about backable at 1.73 (8/11) with Ladbrokes. Under 2.5 goals is restrictive at a best 1.53 (8/15) bet365 and Ladbrokes. There is some logic in backing this game to be the exception that goes over 2.5 goals at 2.62 (13/8) with Paddy Power.


Shamrock Rovers v St Patricks Athletic betting preview free football betting tips

Draw @ 3.55 with Marathon Bet

About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the website manager and chief betting advisor for Irish Football Tips and Scottish Football Tips.

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