Sligo Rovers vs Shamrock Rovers prediction, odds & betting tips – 28/06/2024

Sligo Rovers take on a defending champions Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds in Ireland’s Premier Division on Friday, 28 June. View our betting tips for the clash below.

Sligo Rovers vs Shamrock Rovers prediction: Can Sligo upset the champions again?

Key Stats

  • Shamrock Rovers failed to win four of their last five away games in the Premier Division.
  • The champions were held to a 0-0 draw when they last travelled to play Sligo in March.
  • Sligo have been averaging just one goal per game in the Premier Division this season.
  • Four of Shamrock Rovers’ last five league matches featured under 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sligo an attractive price

  • HOME: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%
  • DRAW: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%
  • AWAY: 2/5 (1.4) – 71.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Shamrock Rovers’ title defence has been meek so far this season and their troubles on the road have contributed to the loosening of their grip on their Irish domestic crown. The Hoops have won only once in five attempts on the road, so the bookies’ price of 2/5 for them to win on Friday seems stingy in the extreme.

Instead, Sligo are the value bet in a few different departments and the hosts have already held Shamrock Rovers once at The Showgrounds this season. Sligo looked undercooked at 13/2 to win this week. You can find more of our free football tips on our predictions page.

Last five H2Hs: Recent history favours Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have won four of their last five meetings with Sligo, though they did drop points on three of their last five visits to The Showgrounds.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/04/24

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

3
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 09/03/24

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/11/23

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

4
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 05/06/23

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/04/23

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

2
Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1

Sligo Rovers preview: Quartet absent for hosts

Simon Power, Nando Pijnaker, John Mahon and Conor Reynolds are all expected to sit out Friday's game through injury. Sligo lost each of their last two league games, though both matches were on the road and they should be stronger on home soil.

Predicted lineup: McGinty (GK), Wilson, Wiggett, Denham, Hutchinson, Morahan, Malley, Hartmann, Chapman, Fitzgerald, Barlow

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

W

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

0

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

W

Derry City

Derry City

1

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

L

Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

L

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

4

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1

Shamrock Rovers preview: Injury doubts for The Hoops

Daniel Cleary could miss Friday's game for Shamrock Rovers while Trevor Clarke, Sean Kavanagh, Rory Gaffney, Gary O'Neil and Sean Hoare are also doubtful ahead of The Hoops' jaunt west.

Predicted lineup: Steacy (GK), Honohan, Lopes, Grace, Farrugia, Watts, Nugent, Poom, Burke, Kenny, Greene

Sligo Rovers vs Shamrock Rovers prediction Hartmann is a favourite with the Sligo faithful – Photo by Icon Sport[/caption]

Hartmann could be a danger man

23-year-old Hartmann scored the winning goal for Sligo against league leaders Shelbourne in May and the versatile forward would love to do damage against another title contender when he faces Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds on Friday evening.


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