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Athlone head to Tolka Park on Friday for the First Division showdown with home team Shelbourne.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Shelbourne v Athlone are shown on this page including the latest game odds.
Shelbourne will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-0 First Division victory versus Treaty United.
Shelbourne have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 11 during that time while also conceding a total of 4. Such a pattern might not follow through into this next game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Shelbourne are undefeated in their last 12 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Athlone will go into the encounter following on from a 2-1 First Division win versus Cabinteely in their last match.
During their six most recent matches, Adrian Carberry's Athlone have seen their goal attempts be successful 5 times - giving them a goals per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 08/03/2019 shows us that Shelbourne have won 5 of these and Athlone 1, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for The Shels and 7 netted by The Town. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Athlone
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Athlone boss Adrian Carberry has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Athlone are capable enough to put one past this Shelbourne lineup, but that may not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Shelbourne at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tolka Park (3,600)
Chairman: Joe Casey
Manager: Ian Morris
Competitions: First Division position 1