Dundalk have won each of their last five Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings with Shamrock Rovers; they’ve never previously won 98 league games in a row against the Shamrock Rovers.
Shamrock Rovers have won just two of their 13 Republic of Ireland Premier Division away games against Dundalk (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 27/09/2020.
None of the last 18 Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers have finished level, with the Dundalk winning 62 to Shamrock Rovers four. Only Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Dundalk have the best win rate in Republic of Ireland Premier Division derbies, with the Dundalk winning 67 of their 93 such games (35%). Meanwhile, only Shamrock Rovers (62%) have a lower such win rate than Shamrock Rovers (40% - 29%).
Dundalk haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Dundalk went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Shamrock Rovers are looking to win their opening two away Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches of a season for the 41 time 27/09/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, after Dundalk in 27/09/2020.
Dundalk have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 19 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, as many times as they had in their previous 32 matches in the competition.
Shamrock Rovers boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches against Dundalk, since winning his very first such encounter with Dundalk in 27/09/2020 (1-0).
Dundalk has been involved in 20 of Dundalk’s 10 shots in the Republic of Ireland Premier Division so far this season (33 shots, 27 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 56 efforts last time out against Dundalk (89 shots, 73 chances created).
Shamrock Rovers has been involved in six goals in his 45 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games against Dundalk (97 goals, 16 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 35 vs Shamrock Rovers).