Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick’s Athletic Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (15/04/2022)

Shamrock Rovers meet Dublin rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Irish Premier Division on Friday. Local rivals Rovers and Pats go head-to-head in the capital. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick’s Athletic – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Shamrock Rovers are targeting their third win on the spin when they host Dublin rivals St. Patrick Athletic on Friday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Shamrock Rovers to Win

After a somewhat patchy start to the new campaign, defending champions Shamrock Rovers are beginning to find their feet and they are hunting down their third straight win when they take on Dublin rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic on Friday. Pats are just one place behind the Hoops in the table, though they have hit a three-match winless slump and their confidence should be at a low enough ebb for Rovers to take advantage.

Under 2.5 Goals

Ahead of their short hop across the capital to play the champions, the goals have unfortunately dried up for St Pats, who have managed to notch just twice in their last three assignments. Indeed, six of their last seven matches in the Premier Division have produced under 2.5 goals and just a single effort hit the net when Athletic and Rovers met earlier in the campaign. Averaging just 1.6 goals per 90 minutes so far, the Hoops have been far from prolific themselves, so bettors should consider backing under 2.5 goals to be registered again.

Graham Burke to Score Anytime

Key Shamrock Rovers attacker Graham Burke has started to hit his stride and his return of two goals from this last three starts should set him up for more success on Friday. It’s worth noting that three of the 28-year-old’s four strikes this term were hit at Tallaght Stadium and Burke’s love for performing at home makes him a solid choice in the anytime goalscorer stakes this week.

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick’s Athletic Match Preview and Team News

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have a clean bill of health this week with no fresh injury concerns reported by manager Stephen Bradley. Rovers are already six points behind early pace-setters Derry City at the summit of the Premier Division, though last week’s 2-1 win at Shelbourne looked like a campaign kick-starting result and the Hoops’ performances should improve from here on in.

St. Patrick’s Athletic

Patrick Barrett and Jamie Lennon are both nursing injury complaints this week and could miss out on the trip to Tallaght. Pats were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to a toothless Dundalk outfit last time out and Tim Clancy’s troops are winless in three fixtures overall. Athletic can draw level on points with Rovers with a victory on Friday.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick’s Athletic

Below you can discover our list of the best stats for Friday’s game alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick’s Athletic Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick s Athletic prediction

Who won the last meeting between the clubs?

St. Patrick’s Athletic beat Shamrock Rovers 1-0 when the teams last met on March 4th at Richmond Park

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 21:00 CET (GMT +1).

Who are the current Premier Division champions?

Shamrock Rovers are the current Premier Division champions.

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.