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Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Prediction, Preview & Odds – League of Ireland

We have a Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk prediction for you plus a breakdown of the betting odds ahead of Friday night’s big game in the League of Ireland.

Shamrock Rovers are in search of their 5th successive league title victory this season and the early signs are bright following their 3-1 President’s Cup victory last Friday.

Dundalk are the last side not named “Shamrock Rovers” to win the League of Ireland Premier Division but following a difficult off-season headlined by the loss of Patrick Hoban to Derry, they may find themselves closer to mid-table than the top this season.

How To Watch Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk

When is Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk?

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk will take place Friday at 7.45 pm

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Where is Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Being Played?

Shamrock Rovers are at home so this fixture will be played at their home ground Tallaght Stadium.

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Odds

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Betting Odds – Premier Division
Team Odds Chance
Shamrock Rovers 1/4 80%
Dundalk 10/1 9.1%
The Draw 9/2 18.2%

Shamrock Rovers are 1/4 favourites to kick off their league title defence with a victory per the latest football odds at BoyleSports.

Dundalk are 10/1 outsiders for this game while the draw is priced at 9/2. 

Handicap Betting

Shamrock Rovers: -2 @ 2/1

Dundalk: +2 @ 10/11

Handicap Draw: -2 @ 14/5

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Shamrock Rovers’ Form

Shamrock Rovers have dominated  Irish Football since their 2020 Premier Division victory winning 4 titles in a row so it’s no surprise that they have been installed as 8/11 favourites to land the Premier Division for the 5th successive season

It was always going to be an interesting off-season for manager Stephen Bradley to see how he’d freshen up the squad for another crack at a league title. They’ve built their squad shrewdly with Poom, Kenny and Clarke returning and the likes of Honohan, McEneff and Burns coming in the experienced departures of Gannon, Finn and Mannus should be well covered. 

The strength of this Rovers side was demonstrated in their President’s Cup victory against St Patrick’s Athletic last Friday Night even with several stars missing like Byrne and Kenny, they still had a comprehensive 3-1 victory as they stamped down their early-season marker.

Shamrock Rovers’ Last Five Results

Shamrock Rovers 3-1 St Patrick’s Athletic| February 9th| Win

Athlone 0-0 Shamrock Rovers | February 6th | Draw

Shamrock Rovers 1-5 Maynooth | January 31st | Loss

Longford Town 1-2 Shamrock Rovers | January 27th | Win

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Longford Town | January 22nd | Win

3 Wins, 1 Loss and 1 Draw

Dundalk’s Form

Dundalk are the last side not named “Shamrock Rovers” to win the Premier Division, following their 7-year period of dominance where they won 5 league titles and finished runner-up 2 times between 2013 and 2019. However, what followed the departure of Kenny was a doldrum period for the club where they lost their star performers and suffered from poor management decisions off the field.

Having missed out on Europe last season, their off-season squad reshuffle was always going to prove difficult but what followed has been a mass exodus at Oriel with Hoban and Kelly departing for Derry, Sloggett off to England and Ward and Martin signing for Shelbourne amongst others.

Their recruitment is largely untried and tested at League of Ireland level but with Keane from UCD, Mahon from Motherwell and a handful of loans from the UK there is a tinge of excitement about some of them albeit with a huge amount of unpredictability.

Dundalk are very much an unknown quantity as we head into the new League of Ireland season but I get the sense that they’ll require a few more weeks of their new signings embedding into the squad before we get a true reflection of how promising their season could or could not be.

Dundalk’s Last Five Results

Dundalk 0-0 Bohemians | February 5th | Draw

Dundalk 1-2 Drogheda United| February 2nd | Loss

Malahide 1-3 Dundalk | January 21st | Win

Dundalk 0-1 Longford Town | January 18th | Win

UCD 1-5 Dundalk | November 3rd| Win

3 Wins, 2 Losses

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Weather Forecast

The temperature is expected to be 9 degrees with no rain forecasted.

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Predicted Lineups

Shamrock Rovers’ Predicted Starting XI

Formation: 5-3-2

GK: Pohls

RB: Farrugia, CB: Cleary, CB: Hoare, CB: Honohan, LB: Clarke

CM: Poom, CM: O’Neil, CM: Burns

CF: Noonan, LW: Gaffney

Dundalk’s Predicted Starting XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: Munroe

RB: Davies, CB: Boyle, CB: M. Annesle, LB: Walker

CM: Doyle, CM: Ostenbrink

 RW: Mahon, AM: Benson,  LW:  Horgan

CF: Elliot

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Head-To-Head Results & Stats

All-Time Head-To-Head Record

Shamrock Rovers wins: 13

Dundalk wins: 17

Draws: 11

Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches

Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Dundalk | Premier Division | August 25th, 2023

Dundalk 1-0 Shamrock Rovers | Premier Division| July 23rd, 2023

Dundalk 2-0 Shamrock Rovers | Premier Division | June 30th, 2023

Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Dundalk | Premier Division| June 2nd, 2023

Dundalk 0-4 Shamrock Rovers | Premier Division| March 31st, 2023

Betting Trends


Coming into this game between both teams there has been an average of 3 Goals Per Match across their games.

In historic matches 66% have Over 1.5 Goals, 46% have Over 2.5 Goals and 46% have had BTTS.


Shamrock Rovers average 2.50 cards per match while Dundalk average 2.89 cards per match.


Shamrock Rovers average 7.5 corners per match to Dundalk’s 5.3.

Scoring Patterns

Based on last season’s stats Shamrock Rovers have a Shot Conversion Rate of 14% to Dundalk’s 21%.

Key Players To Watch

Darragh Burns – Shamrock Rovers

The former St Patrick’s Athletic star is back in the League of Ireland following an unsuccessful period with MK Dons and he will have a point to prove that he still has the technical ability and talent to bounce back. Competition for places will be tight but I’m expecting him to have a major season.

Archie Davies – Dundalk

Arguably the best RB in the League, Archie was one of the few bright points for Dundalk last season which prompted speculation that he could make the switch abroad or even to Shamrock Rovers. But he is back for another season and will be looking to build on his assist tally of 7 from last season.

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk Prediction & Best Bet

Prediction: Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Dundalk

Shamrock Rovers might have been missing some of their biggest stars last Friday Night, but their victory shows the strength in depth the squad currently possesses as they look to win another league title.

Dundalk in comparison are very much unknown quantities, which could work in their favour but I believe they might need a few weeks in for their squad to settle properly.

Shamrock Rovers to win and both teams to score looks to be the best bet for me.

Best Bet: Shamrock Rovers Win + BTTS @ 21/10

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