Dundalk vs Shamrock by Shibby
Irish Premier League football for me today, the game will be played at Oriel Park, Dundalk and will see 1st vs 3rd. The game is to kick off at 20:00 and will see league leaders Dundalk host 3rd placed Shamrock Rovers.
The game looks set to be an exciting one from a neutral perspective as the season is coming to an end, the hosts and league leaders Dundalk have 8 games remaining this season and will be looking to extend their lead at the top to 8 points with a win tonight. However, Shamrock know that a defeat to Dundalk tonight will almost end their chance of winning the league. Shamrock have an extra game to play (9 remaining). A win for Shamrock tonightcould close the gap to just 9 points with a game in hand (so potentially just 6 points). If they lose the gap will be stretched to 15 points and almost end any hope of the title. Shamrock are also under pressure from 4th placed St. Patricks as they chase for a top 3 spot also, only 1 point behind Shamrock, however, they have played 2 more games. Shamrock know they can’t lose tonight and I expect them to put in a performance.
The hosts Dundalk have not lost a league game since June 2015 (they lost 2-1 at home to Bohemians). Dundalk fans have seen BTTS in 8 out of their last 11 league games, they do score a lot of goals, in-fact they are the highest scoring team in the league with 58 goals from 25 games. Yet we know they do concede goals also, they’ve conceded 17 from their 25 games. Dundalk are great at home, however, Shamrock have scored at least once in their last 5 away games.
Dundalk’s last game was on the 28thAugust 2015. So they haven’t had much time to recover for this game, therefore, I expect them to be a little sloppy in defence. Also, Shamrock played on the 29th August 2015 so again, very little time to recover from the game, therefore, I can see goals in tonight’s clash. Dundalk also have the league’s top scorer (Towell) and Shamrock have the 2nd highest scorer (Drennan). Hopefully both will play a part in tonight’s game and I’m sure they will both be looking for goals if they do.
I just see this game being a very open one, I can see a few goals here tonight, therefore, I’ll be backing BTTS at a price of 2.00 with 10Bet. Good Luck all.