Shelbourne FC vs Cork City FC
Stadium: Tolka Park
In the upcoming 30th round of the League of Ireland Premiership, an exciting clash is on the horizon at Tolka Park, featuring Shelbourne FC and Cork City FC. Both teams secured wins in their recent league fixtures, setting the stage for an entertaining encounter. The home team, Shelbourne FC, is favored to come out on top in what promises to be an engaging match. Here are carefully curated tips for your consideration.
Shelbourne FC (5th)
Form in all competitions: WWDDW
Shelbourne has impressively stretched their unbeaten league run to seven games, following a surprising victory over St. Patrick's in their latest league fixture. Barret came through with the decisive winning goal for Shelbourne in the 90th minute, securing them a crucial victory. Now, as they prepare to face Cork City on Friday, Shelbourne is determined to maintain their momentum and achieve a favorable result.
Across the ongoing season, Shelbourne has been resolutely working to secure a mid-table position and a promotion to Europe. Their comprehensive league statistics encompass 11 wins, 13 draws, and 5 losses in the 28 matches they have contested.
Cork City FC (9th)
Form in all competitions: WWLWD
Cork City has endured a challenging season, marked by an extended winless streak of 8 games before finally securing a league victory. Their determination to escape the relegation zone is evident, and they managed to achieve an unexpected triumph against Sligo Rovers in their latest league fixture, concluding with a surprising 3-0 victory. So far in their league campaign, they have accumulated 7 wins, 6 draws, and 16 losses from a total of 29 matches played. Additionally, they have reached the semi-finals of the FAI Cup, further showcasing their competitive spirit.
A critical look at the last 7 games between them produced 6 victories for Shelbourne and a draw. It is evident that Cork City has not won a game against Shelbourne in their last 7 encounters.
Expert Betting Tips
Shelbourne is currently in sensational form and enjoys a higher position in the league standings compared to Cork City. Historically, Shelbourne has held dominance, going unbeaten against Cork City in their last 7 meetings. Despite Cork City's struggles, a loss from Shelbourne is not expected in this game. Consequently, our initial prediction leans towards a win or draw for Shelbourne and over 1.5 total goals.
In the previous 6 league encounters between these teams, there has consistently been a minimum of two goals scored by at least one of the teams, and we anticipate a similar outcome for their forthcoming match on Friday. Our prediction suggests that at least one team will score over 1.5 goals, with odds set at 1.62.