Shamrock vs Stjarnan: Rovers tipped to confirm superiority

Shamrock vs Stjarnan: Rovers tipped to confirm superiority

Kick Off: 2000, 06/07/2017

Stadium: Tallaght Stadium

TV: Eir Sport

Shamrock will be hopeful of progressing in the Europa League when they defend a 1-0 aggregate lead against Stjarnan in Dublin on Thursday.

Gary Shaw struck after 38 minutes of a fairly scrappy encounter to give Rovers victory in Iceland last week and they are clear favourites to book a date with Czech side Mlada Boleslav.

The Irish outfit did look the better team in our opinion and appeal at 4/5 to confirm their superiority in our Shamrock vs Stjarnan betting tips.

A Look At Shamrock Rovers’ Betting Odds

Shaw did well to pounce on the rebound after Dave Webster’s header from Brandon Miele’s corner was only partially blocked.

Ronan Finn also tested Stjarnan keeper Haraldur Bjornsson with a couple of decent efforts as Shamrock showed some nice touches going forward.

Webster and Roberto Lopes were solid in defence for Rovers and the hosts can hopefully put a 1-0 domestic loss to relegation-threatened Sligo over the weekend behind them.

Looking at the Shamrock vs Stjarnan odds, 21/10 for Rovers to win to nil again takes the eye.

A Look At Stjarnan’s Betting Odds

As would be expected of a physically-strong Icelandic team, Stjarnan did pose some problems in the air during the opening encounter, especially at set-pieces.

Josef Joseffson also lived up to his billing as the danger man and forced Rovers keeper Tomer Chencinski into a save midway through the second period.

Stjarnan do have a number of young players in their squad, though, and it remains to be seen how they will cope with the demands of playing in Dublin.

We’re rounding off our Shamrock vs Stjarnan predictions by taking 31/4 for a 2-0 home victory.

Additional stats

First-leg result

STJARNAN 0-1 SHAMROCK – Gary Shaw

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