Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Premier Division fixture at Tolka Park on Saturday will see home team Shelbourne welcome Finn Harps.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Shelbourne v Finn Harps are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Shelbourne will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-2 Premier Division defeat in their last game at the hands of Dundalk.
For Shelbourne, the scorers were Dan Byrne (20') and Georgie Poynton (24'). Michael Duffy (4'), Brian Gartland (10') and Greg Sloggett (59') scored for Dundalk.
The Shels have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they have also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Shels have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Leading up to this clash, Shelbourne:
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
In their previous fixture, Finn Harps drew 0-0 in the Premier Division tie with Derry City.
Throughout their six latest matches, Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times, giving them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these sides was Premier Division match day 3 on 04/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Finn Harps 0-1 Shelbourne.
The referee was Damien McGraith.
Team News: Shelbourne
Shelbourne manager Ian Morris will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
It looks as if The Shels could go for a 4-3-3 system and select Colin McCabe, Dan Byrne, Luke Byrne, Alex O'Hanlon, Georgie Poynton, Sean Quinn, Gary Deegan, Ryan Brennan, Dayle Rooney, Ciaran Kilduff and Denzil Fernandes.
Team News: Finn Harps
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
There’s a good chance that The Harps could decide to elect for a 3-4-2-1 system, going with Mark McGinley, Sam Todd, Stephen Folan, Shane McEleney, David Webster, Ruairi Harkin, Karl O'Sullivan, Mark Russell, Ryan Connolly, Barry McNamee and Alexander Kogler.
We’re inclined to think that Shelbourne should really get amongst the goals against Finn Harps, who won’t find it easy finding the net themselves.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for Shelbourne at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tolka Park (3,600)
Captain: Lorcan Fitzgerald
Chairman: Joe Casey
Manager: Ian Morris
Competitions: Premier Division position 7, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Gary Deegan
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Gary Deegan was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Galway United in the 2008 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2020 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.