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Dundalk and Shelbourne lock horns at Oriel Park in the Premier Division on Friday. Both teams are aiming to get back to winning ways after recent setbacks. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Dundalk vs Shelbourne – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Something has got to give as Dundalk and Shelbourne put their unbeaten home and away records on the line in the Premier Division. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.
- Double Chance – Draw or Shelbourne @ 19/20 (1.95)
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 21/20 (2.05)
- Away Team Highest Scoring Half – Second (no odds available yet)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Shelbourne Double Chance
Shelbourne were dismantled 4-1 at home by Bohemians in their last assignment, though Damien Duff’s side have been a different animal on the road this term, where they have yet to taste defeat. Shels have claimed 11 points from the 15 on offer on their travels so far and their superb 2-1 win at early leaders Derry in their last away test showed just how dangerous they can be. Shelbourne’s away record is difficult to ignore, so back Duff’s expert counter-punchers to avoid defeat again in Dundalk.
Both Teams to Score
Shelbourne have been a popular choice with bettors on the hunt for BTTS options to fill out their coupon this season and five of Shels’ last seven Premier Division tussles have produced goals at both ends. Shelbourne’s 1-1 draw with Dundalk at Tolka Park kicked off that run and we expect both teams to get in on the action again in Friday’s rematch.
Away Team Highest Scoring Half – Second
Damien Duff likes to set up his team with a degree of caution in the opening exchanges of Shelbourne’s away games before taking the shackles off after the interval and that approach is reflected in some of the teams’ stats for the campaign. Shels have scored six away goals this term, five of which have been notched in the second half and bettors are advised to back Shelbourne to do the majority of their damage after the break again on Friday.
Dundalk vs Shelbourne Match Preview and Team News
Midfielders Robbie Benson and John Mountney are both currently sidelined for Dundalk, though Benson has a chance of making the cut on Friday. Dundalk were beaten 1-0 at Shamrock Rovers on Monday, though they are one of two clubs alongside the Hoops to hold unbeaten home records so far.
Shelbourne have a clean bill of health this week and with midfielder Aodh Dervin back from suspension, Damien Duff has a deep pool to pick his team from. A 12 point haul from 11 games represents a satisfactory return for the newly-promoted outfit, though their 4-1 reverse against Bohemians on Monday was a real setback.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Dundalk vs Shelbourne
Make sure to view our rundown of the top stats for Friday’s game alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.
Dundalk vs Shelbourne Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Shelbourne’s manager?
Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff is Shelbourne’s current manager.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1).
Who is Dundalk’s leading scorer this season?
Steven Bradley and Pat Hoban are Dundalk’s joint-leading scorers so far with four Premier Division goals each.