Shelbourne vs Galway Utd prediction, odds & betting tips – 28/06/2024

League-leaders Shelbourne take on a tough-to-beat Galway Utd outfit at Tolka Park in Ireland’s Premier Division on Friday, 28 June. View our betting tips for the contest below.

Shelbourne vs Galway Utd prediction: Table toppers to triumph

Key Stats

  • Shelbourne have won five of their last six matches in the Premier Division.
  • Galway were beaten in each of their last two away games in the league.
  • Just one goal was scored in each of the last two meetings between Shelbourne and Galway.
  • Five of Shelbourne’s last six assignments at Tolka Park produced under 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Shelbourne are the value bet

  • HOME: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Shelbourne are in the driving seat to land the Premier Division title this term and their return of five wins from their last six matches has solidified their position at the summit. Shels are a superb price at 5/4 to maintain their good form at Galway’s expense on Friday.

The visitors, who are 5/2 outsiders, are competing well since their promotion to the top tier, however, they were beaten in each of their last two away fixtures and should find the going tough again when they travel east to Dublin this week. You can find more of our expert football tips on our predictions page.

Last five H2Hs: Home advantage has been key

Shelbourne and Galway have already locked horns twice this season and the home team came out on top on each occasion, though margins were slim in both encounters.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 19/04/24

Galway United

Galway United

1
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/03/24

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland First Division 13/08/21

Galway United

Galway United

3
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland First Division 28/05/21

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

4
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland First Division 26/03/21

Galway United

Galway United

0
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0

Shelbourne preview: Hosts missing trio

Shelbourne have a close to a clean bill of health at present giving Head Coach Damien Duff decisions to ponder all across the pitch. Duff could select the same XI that earned an important 1-0 win over Waterford last time out.

Predicted lineup: Kearns (GK), Gannon, Molloy, Ledwidge, Wilson, Caffrey, Coyle, Lumney, Jarvis, Burt, Martin

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 21/07/24

W

Bray Wanderers

Bray Wanderers

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

UEFA Conference League Qualifying 18/07/24

D

St Joseph's FC

St Joseph's FC

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

UEFA Conference League Qualifying 11/07/24

W

St Joseph's FC

St Joseph's FC

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

D

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

W

Galway United

Galway United

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Galway Utd preview: Gallagher serving a ban

Galway have relatively few personnel issues at present, though defender Colm Horgan could miss out. United were last in action two weeks ago when they eased to a 3-0 win over bottom club Drogheda.

Predicted lineup: Clarke (GK), Esua, Nugent, Brouder, Kazeem, Buckley, McCormack, O'Sullivan, Hurley, McCarthy, Walsh

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 19/07/24

W

Longford Town

Longford Town

0

Galway United

Galway United

6

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Galway United

Galway United

1

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

L

Linfield

Linfield

1

Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

D

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

1

Galway United

Galway United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Galway United

Galway United

0

Player to watch – Will Jarvis

Will Jarvis is having a big impact at Shelbourne since his loan move to the Dublin club from English side Hull City. The 21-year-old has already notched eight times for Shels, making him the club’s leading scorer in the Premier Division so far.

Shelbourne vs Galway Utd prediction
Shelbourne will look to Jarvis for inspiration again – Photo by Icon Sport

Jarvis could be a match winner again

Jarvis showcased his ability to chip in with clutch moments when he notched the game’s only goal in Shelbourne’s win at Waterford a fortnight ago and the attacker could be the man to fire Shels to victory again when he lines up against Galway on Friday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.