Derry City vs Shelbourne Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 02, 2023
Derry City vs Shelbourne Prediction 02.06.2023. On Friday, five games of the 18th round of the Irish Premier Division will be played, and we decided to analyze the match at the Brandywell Stadium in which the first-placed Derry City will meet Shelbourne.
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Derry City vs Shelbourne Odds
Derry City vs Shelbourne 1×2: 1.60 / 3.50 / 5.75
Total goals over/under (2.5): 2.40 / 1.53
Odds via Bet365 Sportsbook.
Derry City Team News
Derry City enters this match after a narrow 1:0 defeat away to Sligo Rovers in the last round, which ended their impressive run of four consecutive victories.
Despite finishing as runners-up in the Premier Division last season, Higgins’ team has made a promising start to the new season, giving their fans confidence that they have what it takes to win the much-coveted title this time.
After winning their last two games at home, Derry City will undoubtedly see the match with Shelbourne as an opportunity to pick up their eleventh win.
Higgins 💬 "The players know what’s expected of them. We have to find a way and we need players going on to the pitch with a real desire to win the match."— Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) June 1, 2023
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Shelbourne Team News
After two tied triumphs against UC Dublin at home (1:0) and Sligo Rovers away (0:3), Shelbourne went through a difficult period in the last two rounds. Damien Duff’s team failed to win in the previous two games. They lost to St. Patrick’s in their stadium 0:1, while they played a goalless draw with Bohemians.
Shelbourne have a unique strength in their defensive line. In the previous 17 matches, they conceded only 11 goals, which earns them the epithet of the current best defense in the league, even though they are in the bottom half of the table.
Shelbourne will look to end their goalless streak on Friday and continue their impressive defensive performances. It will be a clash between two teams with different strengths, making predicting the match’s outcome even more challenging.
Derry City vs Shelbourne H2H
Derry City achieved three victories in the previous five matches between these two teams, Shelbourne won once, while one game ended in a draw.
Injuries and suspensions
Derry City: Ciaron Harkin is injured for Derry City, while Oliver John O’Neill is questionable.
Shelbourne: Conor Kane is injured for Shelbourne.
Derry City vs Shelbourne Prediction
This will be a duel between the two currently best defenses in the league and between two teams that scored a goal in seven of the previous nine meetings. Given that the bookmaker bet365 offers a very tempting odds of 2.37 for the combination of both teams to score, we decided on that option.
Kick-off Time: Friday, 02.06.2023 19:45 PM GMT / 20:45 PM CET
Prediction: BTTS – Yes