Finn Harps vs Shamrock Rovers Preview 03/09/2021
Shamrock Rovers visit Finns Harp on Friday night in the League of Ireland Premier Division. Rovers are atop the Premier Division with 50 points from 69 available to them.
Just three points separate Shamrock Rovers from second-place St. Patrick’s Athletic going into the weekend.
— Finn Harps FC (@FinnHarpsFC) September 1, 2021
Finns Harp are in seventh place after 24 matchdays. The club is just two points above ninth-place Dundalk and the relegation playoff place. It is getting down to nitty gritty time and Finns Harp desperately need points to move away from relegation.
Shamrock Rovers and Finns Harp have met twice this season already. Rovers took four points from six in the teams’ two previous league meetings.
Their previous match at Finn Park finished 2-0 in favour of Shamrock Rovers. Rory Gaffney and Sean Hoare scored in the second half to lead the visitors to the win.
The reverse fixture at Shamrock Rovers’ Tallaght Stadium finished 1-1. Rovers opened the scoring through Aaron Greene in the first half. Adam Foley hit back just after halftime for Finns Harp to level the score and give the visitors a share of the spoils.
Shamrock Rovers are unbeaten in six straight games against Finns Harp. Five of those six games all ended in wins. Three of the six games finished as wins to nil for Shamrock Rovers. The league leaders could be in store for another win to nil at Finn Park.
Stephen Bradley’s Rovers go into the game in great form on the road. Shamrock Rovers have won 17 of their last 21 away matches in the League of Ireland Premier Division. The team is on a five-match winning streak going into the game on Friday night. Rovers outscored their last six opponents 13-5.
Bradley’s team has the league’s best away points total with 25 from 33 possible. Shamrock Rovers are +11 in goal difference on the road with 19 goals for and eight against.
Finns Harp took seven points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They were –2 in goal difference during that six-game span, scoring seven times and allowing nine goals. Finns Harp have scored the league’s third-fewest goals with just 24 tallied.
Shamrock Rovers have dominated the last six matches between the clubs. They already went to Finn Park and won to nil in 2021. The league leaders should go to Finn Park once more and leave with a win to nil and under 2.5 goals scored. Rovers will stay top of the Premier Division with a win.
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