Rovers Shorten To Thwart Dundalk Treble Bid

Dundalk are edging favouritism ahead of this weekend’s FAI Cup Final as they bid to secure the first treble in the club’s history, but Shamrock Rovers are gaining support to scupper their celebrations.

The Lilywhites won three of their four league matches against the Hoops this season including the 3-2 victory last month which clinched their fifth League of Ireland title in six seasons.

Vinny Perth’s men will go into this Sunday’s decider as favourites to become the first League of Ireland side to land the treble since Derry City achieved the feat 30 years ago, but they have drifted slightly from 5/4 to 7/5 with BoyleSports.

Shamrock Rovers will be bidding to add to a record tally of 24 FAI Cup victories and they have been backed into 2/1 from 5/2 to end a 32-year drought in the competition having last lifted the trophy back in 1987.

Punters seem to be expecting a tight game however and the prospect of it going all the way to penalties is seeing some steady support, with both sides backed into 9/1 from 10/1 to win the Cup Final via spot kicks.

The match market for the Cup Final has proved to be very competitive so far and while Dundalk are on the brink of something special, they aren’t having it all their own way in the betting.

Shamrock Rovers have their own incentive and the gap between the two is closing with support for the Hoops starting to pick up.

*Prices correct at time of publication.