Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/05/2024

 

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne prediction
Champions Shamrock Rovers take on challengers Shelbourne in a crucial Dublin derby – Photo by Icon Sport

Shamrock Rovers meet Dublin rivals Shelbourne at Tallaght Stadium in the Irish Premier Division on Friday, 24 May. Check out our football betting tips for the top-of-the-table clash below.

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne prediction: Huge test for Shels

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot tip

Shelbourne or Draw

⚽ Correct score

Shamrock Rovers 0-0 Shelbourne

⬆️⬇️ Total goals

Under 2.5

Key Stats

  • Shelbourne have lost only one of their last six meetings with Shamrock Rovers.
  • Shels are in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten surge in the Premier Division.
  • Under 2.5 goals landed in seven of Shelbourne’s last eight matches in the league.
  • Shamrock Rovers kept a clean sheet in only three of their last ten home fixtures.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Shelbourne priced as underdogs

  • HOME: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Shamrock Rovers are chasing their fifth Premier Division title in a row this season, though they are already six points behind early pace setters Shelbourne in the race for honours in 2024 and they could slip further back on Friday. Rovers have dropped points in six of their last eight assignments and despite being 8/13 odds-on favourites this week, our top betting tips suggest they could come unstuck again.

Shelbourne are motoring under Damien Duff this term and they take a seven-game unbeaten run to Tallaght Stadium this week. Shels have also lost only once in six previous meetings with Rovers and they look overpriced at 4/1 in the match result markets ahead of Friday’s renewal.

Last five H2Hs: Shelbourne have a good record

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 22/04/24

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 23/02/24

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 29/09/23

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 11/08/23

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 14/04/23

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

2
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers played out a tight 0-0 draw when they last met in April, though Shels have lost only one of the last six iterations of this fixture overall.

Shamrock Rovers preview: Hosts missing key players

Gary O'Neill, Sean Hoare, Rory Gaffney and Darragh Burns are all injured for Shamrock Rovers while Richie Towell, Lee Grace and Dylan Watts are all considered doubtful. Rovers scored early to beat Derry 1-0 last time out.

Predicted lineup: Pohls – Cleary, Lopes, Honohan – Farrugia, Nugent, Poom, Kavanagh, Clarke – Kenny, Burkes

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

L

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 20/05/24

W

Derry City

Derry City

0

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

L

Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Shelbourne preview: Shels’ squad looks strong

Shelbourne have relatively few injury issues to trouble them ahead of Friday, though Shane Griffing is still out. Shels scored a 96th-minute winner to bag three points at St. Patrick's Athletic's expense on Monday.

Predicted lineup: Kearns – Gannon, Barrett, Molloy, Ledwidge – O'Sullivan, Coyle, Burt, Smith, Jarvis – Boyd

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

L

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 20/05/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne prediction
Conor Kearns will need to be sharp between the sticks at Tallaght Stadium – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Conor Kearns

Keeper Conor Kearns has been an ever present for Shelbourne this season, starting each of the club’s first 18 matches of the 2024 Premier Division campaign and the 26-year-old stopper could have a big part to play against Shamrock Rovers on Friday.

Shelbourn keeper Kearns could be busy

Kearns has been beaten only 12 times in 18 Premier Division fixtures so far this term and his reliability between the sticks has aided Shelbourne’s early charge towards the table’s summit. Shels will likely need Kearns to be at his best if they are to avoid defeat at Tallaght Stadium against rivals Shamrock Rovers this week.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.