Under 2.5 goals at Galway United vs Shelbourne 4/5 for Friday’s FAI Cup tie
Competition: FAI Cup
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport
In what has all the makings of a low-scoring encounter on Friday night, Galway United will host Premier Division outfit Shelbourne from behind closed doors on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, enduring what has been a worrying start to the new First Division campaign, Galway United already find themselves battling it out at the foot of the table. In their opening eight second-tier contests this season, they have recorded five draws against three defeats, scoring five and conceding nine in return. One of just two sides who are yet to record maximum points so far this year, their points tally of five out of a possible 24 sees them sat down in ninth spot and one-point adrift in the relegation play-off spot. Holding the second-worst attacking record in the division, Galway have collected just a single point over their last three First Division appearances. More worrying, Friday’s hosts have failed to record a single goal in any of their last three contests on the bounce.
As for the visitors, still struggling to pick up maximum points after making their Premier Division, Shelbourne are a side who are desperately seeking some stability. In their opening nine top-flight contests this season, they have recorded three wins, two draws and four defeats, scoring six and conceding eight in return. While they might have collected 11 points and find themselves holding a four-point buffer over the relegation play-off spot, it should be noted that Shelbourne do hold the second-worst attacking record in the Premier Division. As for their recent run of results, Friday’s guests have failed to win any of their last three matchups on the bounce and have also won just one of their last six appearances. It should also be noted, all bar one of Shelbourne’s last seven contests have seen under 2.5 goals by the final whistle.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Galway United vs Shelbourne 4/5 for Friday’s FAI Cup tie @ 888sport