Ireland FAI Cup: Dundalk vs Shelbourne Football Match Preview and Prediction
Shelbourne will face Dundalk in the FAI Cup second round fixture at Oriel Park on Friday night. Dundalk come into the game with an impressive run of form, defeated current FAI Cup holders St. Patricks Athletic 2-0 at Richmond Park last Friday. Dundalk also have remained unbeaten in their last 25 games in all competitions. Shelbourne are also in good form with three consecutive wins in the Ireland First Division games.
Both teams have a few injuries this match. Dundalk might miss Brian Gartland due to injury, while Shelbourne are likely to miss Simon Dixon, Jack Brady, Dave Ryan, and Conor Earley.
Both teams have played twenty times against each other in the FAI Cup with Shelbourne have nine wins, Dundalk have seven wins and four games ended in draw. Both teams have an impressive record in the FAI Cup with Dundalk have won the title nine times and Shelbourne have won seven times. Dundalk are in better shape than Shelbourne when taking overall past performances into consideration so we predict Dundalk will register a simple victory here. Also, we expect Shelbourne scoring the goal.
1. Dundalk To Win
2. Shelbourne To Score- Yes @ 2.05 at William Hill Sports
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