Shamrock Rovers v SK Brann - Where can I watch it and what do I need to know?

Thu, Jul 18 2019

Rovers fans will be hopeful their side can complete the job at home. Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Shamrock Rovers take two away goals into the second leg of their Europa League tie with SK Brann and will be confident of completing the job on home turf.

The Norwegian side twice led the first leg, through goals from Taijo Teniste and Veton Berisha, but an own goal and a Roberto Lopes header earned the Hoops a draw.

Lopes forced the mistake for the opening goal and he was in the right place against come injury time to nod home Jack Byrne’s corner.

Rovers are aiming to go one step further than last season when they were edged out by Scandinavian opposition, losing 2-1 on aggregate to AIK after extra time in Stockholm.

What time is the match?

Kick-off is 8pm.

Where is the match?

Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 24.

Who is the referee?

Kari Jóannesarson Á Høvdanum is referee for the evening.

Are there tickets available?

Tickets can be bought at the stadium or online via Shamrock Rovers.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live in the Republic of Ireland on Eir Sport 1 with coverage beginning at 7.55pm.

Can I stream it online?

Eir broadband, landline and TV customers can avail of Eir Sport’s online streaming service here.

Who are they key players to watch?

Two assists (albeit one for an own goal) make Jack Byrne the man to watch for Shamrock Rovers as the midfield playmaker will look to put his stamp on the home tie.

He’s Rovers’ most creative player and will be frustrated by his relatively low goals tally this season – could he be the man to see the Hoops through to the next round?

He won and converted a penalty in the first leg and striker Veton Berisha will be the man Brann look on to make something from nothing in Tallaght.

The Norway international opted not to join his more celebrated brother Valon in declaring for Kosovo but at 25 he may yet see a return to the international stage with Norway.

Team news:

Neil Farrugia is Rovers’ only absentee as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, while Aaron McEneff returned to action in the first leg. (Preview here).

Betting:

Shamrock Rovers 9/5; Draw 21/10; SK Brann 13/10.