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Shelbourne will be visiting Turners Cross Stadium on Friday for the First Division showdown with hosts Cork City.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Cork City v Shelbourne can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cork City are hoping to win again following the 3-1 First Division triumph against Athlone.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Cork City have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Cork City have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals during that time. We will find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Cork City:
- haven't beaten Shelbourne in their previous 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Shelbourne will come into the clash following on from a 4-0 First Division win with the downing of Wexford in their previous outing.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Ian Morris's Shelbourne have slotted home a total of 8 times therefore giving them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Shelbourne:
- have not been beaten by Cork City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 12/07/2013 shows that Cork City have won 1 of these games & Shelbourne 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from The Rebel Army and 12 created by The Shels. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
Team News: Shelbourne
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Shelbourne boss Ian Morris doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
When taking everything into account, Cork City might well have a job on their hands to find the net against this Shelbourne outfit who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Shelbourne at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Turners Cross Stadium (7,485)
Chairman: Declan Carey
Manager: Colin Healy
Competitions: First Division position 6, FAI Cup (Second Round)