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Shelbourne vs Cork City prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Friday 22nd September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Tolka Park

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Shelbourne welcome Cork City to Tolka Park for another match in the League of Ireland on Friday 22nd September 2023. Read this Shelbourne vs Cork City preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.

Shelbourne vs Cork City predictions and top betting tips

Cork City come into this game desperate for all three points in a bid to make sure they do not end up in a relegation play off game.

Full-time result prediction: Shelbourne to Win

For our first prediction, we hear at Football Ground Guide are predicting that Shelbourne will send their fans home happy with all three points. Checking the form guide, Shelbourne have lost just once in their previous thirteen matches, a 1-0 loss to St. Patrick's Athletic whilst Cork City have won once, a 3-0 win vs Sligo Rovers, in their previous ten matches. In all competitions though, Cork City are currently two wins from two matches having been successful against Wexford in the FAI Cup on 15th September.

Total match goals prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

For our second prediction, we hear at Football Ground Guide believe that the amount of goals in this match will be 2.5 goals or less. In four of the most recent five meetings between these two sides there has been under 2.5 goals with the only one that has coming in the shape of a 2-1 Shelbourne win in April this year. Shelbourne themselves have, in all competitions, been involved in just one game from their previous seven that has seen 2.5 goals or more.

Correct score prediction: 2-0 to Shelbourne

For our third and final prediction, we here at Football Ground Guide are going with a 2-0 victory for Shelbourne which will see Cork City's fight against that relegation play off spot made even harder. If we take a look at the head-to-head record between these two clubs, we see that Shelbourne have won eleven of the previous twenty with Cork City wining just four times. Shelbourne have won all six of the most recent six competitive fixtures with Cork City's last win against Shelbourne coming in a 5-3 win in 2013.

Shelbourne vs Cork City preview

Shelbourne preview

Shelbourne are currently enjoying their best League of Ireland season since the 2005 season in which the club finished in third place, since then the club have been relegated twice. This season Shelbourne currently find themselves in fifth place, just one point behind Bohemian who are in fourth but more importantly, just four points behind St. Patrick's Athletic who are in third place and the final spot for a Conference League play off game. After 29 games so far this season Shelbourne have won eleven, picked up thirteen draws and lost five times, only Shamrock Rovers who are top have lost less games than Shelbourne have done.

Cork City preview

Cork City need to pick up form soon to try and avoid the relegation play off match, they currently sit in ninth position, six points behind Sligo Rovers who occupy the lowest place in the League of Ireland that will make sure you are safe from relegation. From their 29 games this season, Cork City have won seven games, picked up six draws and have lost sixteen times. Along the way the club have scored 32 goals and have conceded 52.

FAQs regarding Shelbourne vs Cork City

Shelbourne vs Cork City

Who is the Shelbourne player to watch? Jack Moylan.
Who is the Cork City player to watch? Matthew Healy.
What was the last head-to-head result? Shelbourne won the most recent encounter 2-0.

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