Date: July 25, 2014
Venue: Tallaght Stadium – Dublin, Ireland
Kick-off Time: 20:00 hours BST
The 17-time League of Ireland champions, Shamrock Rovers host relegation-threatened Drogheda United. The Drogs hosted the Rovers in their first two encounters this season, and the side from Shamrock managed to win both matches, 3-2 and 2-1 respectively.
Rovers kept a consistent dominance over Drogheda in both matches, maintaining their possession close to 60% in both fixtures.
Shamrock Rovers’ Form
They have been in great form in the past few games, winning their last 2 matches comfortably and without reply. Rovers currently sit in 3rd, six points off of first-placed Dundalk. They will look to improve their 5th place finish from last season, in hopes of competing in a European competition.
Rovers will also hope to continue their dominance over Drogheda, and extend their winning streak to three.
Drogheda United’s Form
In the last five matches The Drogs have conceded 15 goals, currently they are hoping to avoid relegation sitting in ninth place and are only a point off of the relegation spots. They will likely hope to finish somewhere around where the 8th position, where they ended last season.
They will look to change their fortunes around from so far this season, and take a victory from Shamrock, to help their chances in remaining in the current division.
Shamrock Rovers: Ronan FInn
Ronan Finn can make the Rovers’ offence tick, he can pick out a pass, but is also comfortable finishing the play.
Drogheda United: Declan “Fabio” O’Brien
O’Brien is a fox in the box, a very experienced player, that has a knack for knocking the ball into the net, currently has eight goals thus far in the season.
Shamrock Rovers have won 6 of their last league matches and Drogheda have only 2 wins from their last 8 league matgces. Shamrock are therefore big favourites for this encounter with the Drags. Drogheda have an overall goal-difference of -28, which is the worst in the league.
This one’s a banker for me at a best price of 1.36 for Shamrock to win the game, but I also don’t think it’ll be as high scoring as expected and odds of 1.5 for under 3.5 goals looks decent.
Back Shamrock Rovers to win at 1.36 with Bet365
Back Under 3.5 goals at 1.5 with Stan James