Shelbourne vs Dundalk prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/06/2024

Shelbourne vs Dundalk prediction
Shelbourne can cement their position at the summit with a win – Photo by Icon Sport

League leaders Shelbourne will be itching to bounce back from defeat when they meet Dundalk at Tolka Park in what could develop into a fascinating Irish Premier Division contest on Friday, 7 June.

Damien Duff’s Shels were surprisingly beaten at home by Sligo Rovers in their last assignment, though a rebound victory against Dundalk should allow them to cement their position at the summit of the table.

Shelbourne vs Dundalk prediction: Shels to prevail

Key Stats

  • Shelbourne have won three of their last four fixtures in the Premier Division.
  • Dundalk were toppled in three of their last four matches on the road.
  • Three of Dundalk’s last four away tests featured at least three goals.
  • Sean Boyd managed to score in five of Shelbourne’s last six league games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Shelbourne are odds-on favourites

  • HOME: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.1%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Make sure to check out more of our predictions for this week’s other games on our dedicated free football tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Shels have had the edge

Shelbourne were held to a 0-0 draw when they visited relegation candidates Dundalk in May, though they won each of the last two iterations of this fixture on the bounce before that.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/05/24

Dundalk

Dundalk

0
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 29/03/24

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2
Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 06/10/23

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 06/08/23

Dundalk

Dundalk

1
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 21/04/23

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Shelbourne preview: Host’s squad looks strong

Table-topping Shelbourne have few injury concerns ahead of their date with Dundak on Friday evening. Manager Damien Duff could choose to stick with the same XI that lost at home to Sligo in an ill-tempered contest last weekend. Eight players were carded in Shels' loss on that occasion.

Predicted lineup: Kearns (GK), Gannon, Barrett, Molloy, Ledwidge – Caffrey, Coyle, Lunney, Jarvis, Boyd, Smith

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

L

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 20/05/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Dundalk preview: Visitors short on midfielders

Koen Oostenbrink and Robbie Benson are both out of action at present for Dundalk, while doubts remain about the availability of two other midfielders, Dara Keane and Robbie Mahon. Keeper George Shelvey has left the club meanwhile, after his contract was cancelled after an unsavoury incident.

Predicted lineup: Munro (GK), Davies, Johnson, Boyle, Bradshaw, Horgan, Muller, Doyle, O'Kane, Elliott, Gullan

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

0

Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

2

Dundalk

Dundalk

3

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

D

Derry City

Derry City

0

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

L

Galway United

Galway United

2

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Player to watch – Sean Boyd

We’ve picked out Shelbourne marksman Sean Boyd as a possible anytime goalscorer contender this week and the 27-year-old sharp performances in the final third have added to his credentials in that market ahead of Friday’s Premier Division fixture programme.

Shelbourne vs Dundalk prediction
Red-hot Sean Boyd will be eager to maintain his purple patch – Photo by Icon Sport

Boyd is a reliable performer

Swords-born Boyd has been in electric form for Damien Duff’s title challengers of late, netting in five of the club’s last six league fixtures and with a strike rate that potent, the centre forward should be a menacing presence again this week.

Boyd came through the youth academy at Shamrock Rovers before seeking out first-team opportunities at Finn Harps a few years ago, though he has been improving steadily since returning to his native Dublin with Shelbourne in 2022.

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