Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (08/04/2022)

Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers meet for a Dublin derby at Tolka Park on Friday evening. Two local rivals battle it out for three points in the Irish Premier Division. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Champions Shamrock Rovers continue their title defence with a trip across Dublin to play Shelbourne 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

Newly-promoted Shelbourne are still searching for their first home win of the new campaign, though their hunt for that elusive victory could go beyond Friday evening. Champions Shamrock Rovers cross Dublin to visit Tolka Park this week and the Hoops should be brimming with confidence following their superb 3-0 win at Finn Harps last time out. Harps beat Shels by the same scoreline (3-0) at the end of March, which doesn’t bode well for the host’s chances against Rovers.

Under 2.5 Goals

Shelbourne’s games have been low on incident since their return to the top flight, indeed, their fixtures have seen fewer goals (14) than any other club’s matches so far. Damian Duff’s outfit have put in some admirable defensive work however, and Shels have shipped just six goals in their last seven games combined. The hosts look robust enough to keep the score down when Rovers visit on Friday, so back under 2.5 goals to be notched in Dublin.

Half Time/Full Time – Draw/Shamrock Rovers

Remarkably, five of Shelbourne’s seven Premier Division fixtures since the campaign kicked off have been level at the interval, though seven of the nine goals they have conceded have been shipped in the second half. Shels have generally started solidly before fading away after the break – a pattern that lends itself to backing a draw following by a Shamrock Rovers win in the half time/full time markets on Friday.

Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers Match Preview and Team News


Jonathan Lunney and Shane Griffith are both rated as doubtful for Shelbourne this week, though injury worries are relatively few elsewhere. Damian Duff was thrilled with his team’s 1-0 win at Sligo Rovers last time out and momentum will be the name of the game for Shels this week as they attempt to record successive victories for the first time this term.

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have a clean bill of health for Friday’s short trip across Dublin. The champions already have plenty of catching up to do in the Premier Division after the early pace setters, Derry City, opened up a six-point gap at the summit of the table. The Hoops won 2-0 on their last visit to Tolka Park back in November 2020.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers

Check out our list of the best stats for Friday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you select the best odds.

Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Shelbourne vs Shamrock Rovers prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Shamrock Rovers beat Shelbourne 2-0 when the teams last met on November 9th, 2020.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1).

Which club is favourite to win this week?

The bookies have made Shamrock Rovers favourites to get the job done against Dublin rival Shelbourne.