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Shamrock Rovers’ official betting partners 888sport preview Friday’s match between the Hoops and St Patrick’s ahead of the first game of the 2021 League of Ireland season.

Latest match odds:

Shamrock Rovers – 8/15

Draw – 13/5

St Pats – 5/1

Bet online at 888sport by clicking here.

Shamrock Rovers open the 2021 Airtricity League campaign with a home clash against St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night at Tallaght Stadium.

The defending league champions, who are 4/5 to retain their crown, will be eager to get off to the perfect start and the hosts have an excellent record in this fixture, avoiding defeat in the previous 10 meetings between the two sides.

With 2020 top goal scorer Jack Byrne departing for APOEL Nicosia, the onus is likely to be on Ireland international forward Graham Burke to score the goals.

Burke was key to the club’s title success last season and the 27-year-old will be looking to eclipse his tally of 8 league goals this term.

At the other end of the pitch, Rovers have a fantastic defensive setup and the hosts have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 10 matches against St Pats.

Rovers are odds on favourites to open the campaign with a win and Hoops fans will expect big things from Stephen Bradley’s side this season.

888sport’s recommended bets:

Rovers to win the first half (11/10)

Rovers to win to nil (6/5)

Rovers to win 2-0 (5/1)

Bet on Shamrock Rovers here with 888sport!

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