Shamrock currently sit in mid-table in the Irish Premier League, with a gap starting to form between them in sixth to Dundalk in fourth.
The Hoops sit five points behind Dundalk, who they beat in the cup midweek so this game gives them a great opportunity to potentially close that gap. Paddy Power can't see past a home win on Friday night, and price them at a short 2/9 (1.22) to take all three points.
Shelbourne come into this match five points adrift of Bray Wanderers in 11th place. The Shels have had a tough season so far, struggling for goals and wins, with their only victory coming against UCD at the start of the month.
Doherty’s men have lost their last three matches, and will be looking to put that right on Friday. Paddy Power don’t give them much of a chance of that though, pricing them at 10/1 (11.00) to come away with a win. The same firm offers the draw at 9/2 (5.50).
With the price of Shamrock to win too short to touch, it’s worth looking into other markets to find value. One of those is Shamrock to win to nil at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power, which would have paid out in each of Shamrock’s three wins in the league this season.
Croly’s men also have a stern defence, conceding only nine goals in 14 league games this season. If you also take into a fact Shelbourne have lost 10 of their 14 league games this season, including seven of them to nil, it’s tough to ignore this bet.
For those looking for more value, it’s worth searching the specials market for a fantastic price. Although Shamrock are defensively sound this season, they have managed just over a goal per game in the league.
The bet of Shamrock to win and a total of one or two goals in the match at 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power is a bet certainly worth investing in.
|Shamrock Rovers to win to nil at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power
||Shamrock to win with a total of one or two goals in the match at 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power|
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