Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Shamrock Rovers play host to Shkupi at their Tallaght Stadium in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg. Shamrock did well to beat Ludogorets 2-1 in front of home fans, but that did not help them eliminate the Bulgarian champions in the Champions League 2nd qualifying round. The Irish side, though, impressed in a 4-0 win over Bangor City in the FA Cup at the weekend. Shkupi, on the other hand, aim to make amends for the Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
The North Macedonia outfit played above expectations in the two-legged tie with the Croatian champions, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Dublin. However, Algeria forward Walid Hamidi is likely to miss the game with injury, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on draw this time out.