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The Premier Division fixture at Tolka Park on Friday will see home team Shelbourne up against Dundalk.
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Shelbourne will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Premier Division losing effort in their last game against Bohemian FC.
Dawson Devoy (7') was the scorer for Bohemian FC.
Over their past six games, Damien Duff's Shelbourne have hit the back of the net a total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Shelbourne have left without a victory over Dundalk in their previous 7 matches in the league.
Dundalk will go into this match after a 1-0 Premier Division win vs Shamrock Rovers in their last match.
The only player to score from Dundalk was Robbie Benson (80').
A succession of reliable showings by the Dundalk defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 10.
Pre-game facts show that Dundalk:
- have not been beaten by Shelbourne when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 10/05/2013 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to Shelbourne. They have not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Dundalk have been superior, running out winners in 83 per cent of those matches played.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 for The Shels and 11 netted by The Lilywhites. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league contest between these sides was Premier Division match day 12 on 22/04/2022 when it finished Dundalk 2-1 Shelbourne.
The match was refereed by Paul McLaughlin.
Team News: Shelbourne
The Shelbourne manager Damien Duff doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Dundalk
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Dundalk manager Stephen O'Donnell to be concerned about. John Mountney (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Dundalk and Shelbourne could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
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)
Captain: Luke Byrne
Chairman: Andrew Doyle
Manager: Damien Duff
Competitions: Premier Division position 7
⭐ Key Player: Seán Boyd
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Seán Boyd was born in Rep. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Shamrock Rovers in the 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.