League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers II

Tue, Aug 18 2020

None Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)

BRAY WANDERERS

The Seagulls will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins they welcome Shamrock Rovers II to the Carlisle Grounds on Tuesday night. (KO 7:45PM).

A brace from 16-year-old Darragh Lynch gave Gary Cronin’s side all three points against UCD on Friday night.

Bray, who are unbeaten at the Carlisle Grounds so far this season know that in a short season like this one, each result is vital and Tuesday night will be no different.

A win for Gary Cronin’s men could see them leap into third place after Longford were beaten 3-1 by Cabinteely at Bishopsgate on Monday night.

At the time of uploading Bray hadn’t released any team news.

SHAMROCK ROVERS II

Like Bray, the Hoops will also be looking to build on a win when they visit county Wicklow on Tuesday.

A Thomas Oluwa penalty and a Max Murphy goal helped Aidan Price’s side to all three points at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday.

The weekend’s win gave Rovers their first win of the season after defeats to UCD, Cabinteely and Longford as well as draws with Longford and Drogheda..

Hoops boss Aidan Price revealed his delight at the result when speaking to Justin Mason of Dublin City FM’s off the ball after the game.

“Delighted with the result as that is what we asked of them before the game to concentrate on the result.

“For them to see the game out and not give away too many opportunities was pleasing.

“I’ve been trying to tell our players that there is nothing to fear.

“There is a cautiousness at times and maybe nervousness - they just need to believe and trust themselves that they are well able to play at this standard.”

At the time of uploading Shamrock Rovers hadn’t released any team news.

Referee: Oliver Moran.

MATCH STATS

Only Athlone (7) have conceded more goals away from home than Rovers II (6) this season.

Bray are unbeaten in eight league home games. Their last defeat at the Carlisle Grounds came against Shelbourne in June of last year.

Shamrock Rovers II have lost each of their three away games this season.

BETTING

Bray Wanderers 4/9; Draw 3/1; Shamrock Rovers II 5/1.

PREDICTION

Bray Wanderers 3–1 Shamrock Rovers II

Bray Wanderers

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Shamrock Rovers II

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.