Shamrock vs Bohemians – Preview, and Prediction

Shamrock vs Bohemians – Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians will meet in a Dublin derby on Friday in an attempt to increase their advantage at the top of the League of Ireland Premier Division table.

Last time out, the hosts’ lead was cut to five points after a loss to second-placed Dundalk, while their opponents returned to sixth place after a win over Shelbourne.

They began the current season with the goal of winning a third straight Irish top-flight title, therefore Shamrock Rovers took a commanding lead at the halfway point of the season with 39 points from their first 17 games.

Although they have enjoyed a better run of play recently, they have had to contend with a tougher run in recent weeks after a 1-0 loss away at Drogheda United.

Richie Towell and Rory Gaffney both netted twice as the Hoops thrashed Shelbourne 2-0 at home before facing an in-form Dundalk team that has moved within eight points of the leaders.

Robbie Benson netted the only goal as Shamrock Rovers were held to a goalless draw at Oriel Park by Stephen Bradley’s side on Saturday night. There are 16 league games left for Dundalk, and the Hoops need to get back to their best to extend their lead at the top of the table.

They lead the chasers by five points, but they have a game in hand. Bohemians, on the other hand, will travel a short distance to face their title rivals in an effort to build on their own recent victory.

Shamrock vs Bohemians – Betting Analysis

It is possible that Bohs were let down by their first half of the new season after finishing third, second, and fifth in the previous three seasons, as they sat seventh in the League of Ireland Premier Division with only five wins and 22 points from their first 17 games.

A point at home to eighth-placed Drogheda United after Jordan Flores gave them a 1-0 lead on the stroke of half-time proved to be Keith Long’s side’s second successive defeat, following a 3-0 loss at the hands of St Patrick’s Athletic.

Dawson Devoy’s 13th-minute goal was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Shelbourne last time out, as they held out for 35 minutes with 10 men following Ciaran Kelly’s red card, with the result being a narrow triumph.

With a game in hand on fifth-placed Sligo Rovers, who are two points behind them, Bohemians will be looking for a second straight victory in the Dublin derby on Friday in order to strengthen their prospects of jumping into the top half of the table.

Shamrock vs Bohemians – Head -to -Head

Shamrock vs Bohemians

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