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Cobh Ramblers meet visiting club Shelbourne at St Colman's Park in the First Division fixture on Friday.
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Cobh Ramblers are hoping to win again following a 1-2 First Division triumph versus Cabinteely.
It has been seldom in recent games that Cobh Ramblers have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Cobh Ramblers have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Cobh Ramblers:
- haven't won against Shelbourne in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Last time out, Shelbourne drew 1-1 in the First Division match with Athlone.
A sequence of steadfast displays from the Shelbourne defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their past 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 11. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/08/2018 tells us that Cobh Ramblers have won 2 of these and Shelbourne 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 for Cobh and 9 coming from The Shels. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
Team News: Shelbourne
With a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Shelbourne manager Ian Morris does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
When taking all factors into account, Cobh Ramblers are capable enough to score a goal against this Shelbourne lineup, however a single goal possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 1-2 winning margin for Shelbourne when the full-time whistle blows. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St Colman's Park (5,980)
Chairman: Bill O’Leary
Manager: Stuart Ashton
Competitions: First Division position 9