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After progressing through to the final stages of the League Cup, Hugh Wilson expects few goals in a match the Hoops will dominate and he has a 11/5 value bet to feast on

Shamrock Rovers entertain bottom-of-the-league Shelbourne after a solid performance in the League Cup in midweek. Trevor Croly’s men recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win against Dundalk, but now they turn their attention to the league against a Shelbourne side on the lookout for only their second win of the season.

Shamrock currently sit sixth in the Irish Premier League with a gap starting to form between them to Dundalk in fourth, but this game represents a real opportunity to close in on the top four. 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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Kevin 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 account that 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 one certainly worth investing in.

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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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