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Shelbourne host Finn Harps in what is a matchup between two teams who find themselves stranded near the bottom of the table. It’s Finn Harps who find themselves bottom having picked up just two points from their first five games of the season. Shelbourne sit in 7th and have taken six points from their first six games.
It’s the home side who are the favourites for this match with Shelbourne able to be backed around 11/10. It’s a good price for a team that has only lost once all season. Finn Harps have arguably played better than their point tally at this stage suggests but goals have been the issue. The Harps are the lowest scoring team in the league and need to start finding the back of the net if they are to start climbing up the table. Both sides would take a draw here and considering that Shelbourne have seen three draws play out in their last four matches it could be the sensible play here.
Under 2.5 Total Goals
Five of the previous head-to-head duels between this pair have seen under 2.5 total goals, so we expect to see the same thing in their upcoming match. Despite it being early on in the season this could be a contest that neither side will want to lose so backing another cagey and tight affair could be the way to play.
Both Teams to Score – No
Both teams have scored in just two of the last five head to head meetings and it doesn’t look like there are a huge amount of goals on offer here. In the ten matches that the teams have played between them this season, both teams combined have only found the back of the net on six occasions. If both teams are to find themselves climbing up the table then they need to find their shooting boots, but for this match we really like the look of both teams not to find the back of the net.
Shelbourne vs Finn Harps: Team News and Match Preview
New boys Shelbourne have made a good start to life back in the top division having taken six points from their first five games. Shelbourne have lost just once all season but are without a win since the opening day of the season. Shelbourne would want to score more goals as they have only scored four goals all year. The head to head between the sides is evenly poised with there being four draws in the last five contests. Shelbourne were able to pick up one victory and they will want to build on this here.
Finn Harps are also without a win this season having returned just two points. They have lost their last two matches and will be desperate to stop the rot with a win here. Finns defensively have been a bit of a mess and have conceded nine goals so far this season. They will need to keep things tighter if they are to start climbing back up the table.
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Frequently asked questions for Shelbourne vs Finn Harps
Which team is favoured by the bookies?
Shelbourne are the favourites for the game and that is a fair call with them playing at home but this is a contest that could go either way.
When will the game begin?
The game will kick off at 19:45 GMT on the 18th March
Who is hosting the game?
The game will be played at the home of Shelbourne at Tolka Park.