Shamrock Rovers vs St Patricks Dublin Preview 30/07/2021

There’s further action from the Irish top flight on Friday night when Shamrock Rovers take on St Patricks Athletic at the Tallaght Stadium in a top of the table clash in the Premier Division with both sides sitting on 41 points apiece.

Shamrock Rovers will head into this important clash on the back of three wins on the trot in all competitions having registered a 2-1 home win against Slovakian opponents, Slovan Bratislava, in the Champions League, a 4-2 win away from home at Derry City in the Premier Division along with a 2-0 FAI Cup win over Galway United.

The bigger picture shows that Shamrock Rovers have lost just two of their last 10 matches overall in all competitions which were both incurred away from home in losses at Bohemians in the Premier Division and a 2-0 loss at Slovan Bratislava.

Results and form on home soil though have been where Shamrock Rovers have excelled as the hosts have suffered just the one defeat out of their last 26 matches overall, while forwards Gaffney (7 goals) and Greene (4 goals) look the most likely for the hosts.

St Patricks Athletic also head into this Friday night encounter on the back of three wins on the trot having recorded victories over Derry City and Drogheda United in the Premier Division along with a FAI Cup win over Bray Wanderers, with a resounding 6-0 thrashing of the First Division outfit.

The visitors have lost just one of their last seven matches overall in the Irish top flight and this came in the shape of a 3-2 loss away from home at Bohemians.

Although they’ve posted five wins during this recent seven-match sequence, four of these five wins were actually achieved on home turf at their Richmond Park.

Away from home, St Patricks have lost just two of their last 11 games on their travels but the visitors have also managed to pick up just three wins also, while the draw has featured most prominently with St Patricks being involved in no fewer than six stalemates within these last 11 away games.

Indeed, the draw has also dominated previous exchanges between Shamrock Rovers and St Patricks as four out of the last five meetings have ended in stalemate and this upcoming clash could also see the points shared.

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