Shamrock Rovers-Limerick Betting Preview: Expect a tight affair with goals from both sides

With a clash between two sides seperated by just one place in the Irish Premier on Friday, our tipster is backing both sides to find the net in a tight encounter
Limerick travel to the Tallaght Stadium on Friday to face a Shamrock Rovers side unbeaten at home in their last nine matches.

Stephen Kenny’s men have been in fine form in recent weeks and sit in fifth place in the league, five points ahead of their opponents in this match, who sit in sixth.

Shamrock come into this match on a four-game winning streak. The Hoops have finally found some form after a slow start to the season, and with just under half the league games to go, Kenny’s men can now look to push on towards the top three. Paddy Power price them as huge favourites at 8/15 (1.53) to take all three points.

Limerick have been on an up and down roller coaster in recent weeks. Stuart Taylor's men have struggled to find consistency away from home, winning two, losing two and drawing one of their last five away.

The Blues realistically need a win against Shamrock to keep up any chance of reaching the top three. Paddy Power have them as huge underdogs at 11/2 (6.50) to take the win. The same firm price the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

The both teams to score market stands out in this fixture. Paddy Power price the bet at evens (2.00) which seems very generous. Limerick have found the net in all but one of their away league games this season, and with Shamrock scoring in every single home league game this season, this bet is tough to ignore.

For those looking for more value, backing the correct score is certainly worth investing in. Despite being unbeaten at home this season in the league, Shamrock have dropped a number of points drawing matches.

The Hoops have drawn half of their league games this season, with the scoreline finishing 1-1 on each occasion.  The odds of 6/1 (7.00) for the match to finish 1-1 seems like a decent price with Paddy Power and are certainly worth backing.

Both teams to score at evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
1-1 in the Correct Score market at 6/1 (7.00) with Paddy Power

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