Dundalk FC vs Shamrock Rovers Preview 08/10/2021
On Friday night, Dundalk host Shamrock Rovers at the Tallaght Stadium in the Irish Premier League, as the home team look to continue their good recent run of league form.
Dundalk are experiencing a difficult campaign in the Irish top-flight and currently sit just two points above the relegation play-off spot.
— Shamrock Rovers FC ☘️ (@ShamrockRovers) October 6, 2021
Despite their lowly position, the home team are currently on a run of three games unbeaten in the Irish top-flight.
A 2-2 draw at Finn Harps last time out ended a two-game winning run for Dundalk in the Irish Premier League. The result means that Vinny Perth’s team has now scored at least two goals in their previous three league outings.
Dundalk have a decent recent home record in the league, having won four of their last six games on home soil.
That run includes two straight home wins over Sligo Rovers and Bohemians, having scored at least two goals in each of the two victories.
Shamrock are currently nine points clear at the top of the Irish Premier League, with a game in hand on second-place St Patricks.
A 2-1 defeat against Derry City means that Rovers have won their last four matches in the Irish top-flight. The game also saw the leaders concede for the first time in four outings in the Premier League.
Shamrock have a good recent record on their travels in the Irish top-flight, as Rovers have won four of their previous five away games in the Premier League.
At the heart of their recent strong away form is a good defensive record, as they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches on the road.
PlusBet.net predicts that Shamrock will record a fifth straight league win in a high-scoring encounter to help them move further clear at the top of the Irish top-flight table.