Shelbourne manager I. Morris looking for maximum points from Cobh Ramblers trip

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Competition: Republic of Ireland First Division
Competition: Fri 15.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: St. Coleman's Park

Both Cobh Ramblers and Shelbourne are aching for points in this game, even with the visitors carrying a 34 point lead so far this season.

Insights:
  • Cobh Ramblers have the fewest scored goals (21) in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the fewest conceded goals (20) in First Division

Both squads have had plenty of rest since their previous competitive action. Let's wish for an energetic game!

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Cobh Ramblers form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the First Division this season. Cobh Ramblers have only managed 3 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses from their games here at St. Coleman's Park. With Ramblers having lost three times in a row here, the pressure is increasing on the manager D. Darren Murphy.

Ramblers are returning here after visiting Cabinteely in a First Division game and winning with a 2-1 scoreline. J. Hegarty and D. O'Connell scored the goal(s).

Ahead of that match, Ramblers lost 0-1 at home to Galway United.

No one expects the home team to get anything from this game. It's not often a home team are such massive outsiders as in this game. We've searched our database for matches where Cobh Ramblers had similar winning odds as today, and found one game. In these, the hosts won zero, drew zero and lost one. Betting people looking at handicaps might be interested to know that Cobh Ramblers lost one similar game by at least two goals.

Ramblers have scored 8 league goals here from 12 matches, not a lot. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Ramblers defense is not exactly impregnable. 20 goals conceded from 12 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Shelbourne form and stats

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 8 wins, 3 draws and only 1 loss in the First Division. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Shelbourne are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Shelbourne's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Athlone Town that finished 1-1.

Before that, Shelbourne secured a home win against Treaty United with the score 1-0.

Again, the away team are huge favourites in this match and any other result would be an upset. We checked our Tipsway database for earlier, recent games with Shelbourne given similar win odds in an away game. This check revealed three matches with three wins as expected, zero draws and zero surprise home wins. The favourites won one of these games by at least two goals.

The travelling fans enjoy Shelbourne's attacking play in away games, having scored 22 goals in 12 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Shelbourne as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

This was the final score when the contenders played each other previously this campaign; Shelbourne - Ramblers 2-2. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - one - six (Cobh Ramblers wins - draws - Shelbourne wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ShelbourneR. Brennan
R. Brennan
15 goals
ShelbourneM. O’Connor
M. O’Connor
7 goals
ShelbourneG. Poynton
G. Poynton
5 goals

Cobh Ramblers missing players

Shelbourne missing players

Cobh Ramblers Shelbourne
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
25 12 4 Played P 5 12 25
6 3 0 Won W 5 8 16
4 2 0 Drew D 0 3 8
15 7 4 Lost L 0 1 1
21 8 0 Scored S 11 22 48
45 20 11 Conceded C 2 9 20
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 92%
80% 67% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 75% 72%
60% 42% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 50% 52%
24% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 42% 44%
4% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 8%
52% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 40% 58% 56%
12% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 60% 42% 44%
40% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 8%
 
4.7 4.8 5.5 Corners for (avg) C F 7.6 6 6.4
6.3 6.1 7.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4 4.3
2.4 2.5 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.2 1.2
5 5 3 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
6.7 7.2 8.2 Shots (avg) S ( 12.6 12.1 11.8
2.3 2.4 1.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.4 5.1 5.1
37% 28% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 41% 36% 38%
Key stats in First Division this season:
  • Cobh Ramblers have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Cobh Ramblers have the fewest scored goals (21) in First Division
  • Cobh Ramblers have the fewest scored goals (8) at home in First Division
  • Cobh Ramblers have the fewest scored goals in the second half (13) in First Division
  • Cobh Ramblers have the most conceded goals in the second half (31) in First Division
  • Shelbourne have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Shelbourne have scored more than double the goals of Cobh Ramblers.
  • Shelbourne have the fewest conceded goals (20) in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the fewest conceded goals (9) away in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the most matches over the total-line (13) in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the most points (27) away in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the most scored goals in the first half (25) in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the the best goal difference (+13) away in First Division
  • Shelbourne have the the best goal difference (+28) in First Division
  • Shelbourne is in the best form (4-2-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shelbourne 25 16 8 1 48 20 13 8 5 0 26 11 12 8 3 1 22 9 28 56
2 Galway United 24 13 6 5 36 21 12 6 4 2 19 11 12 7 2 3 17 10 15 45
3 UCD 24 11 6 7 51 36 12 6 4 2 27 15 12 5 2 5 24 21 15 39
4 Treaty United 24 10 8 6 32 24 12 6 4 2 15 10 12 4 4 4 17 14 8 38
5 Bray Wanderers 24 9 10 5 33 24 12 5 4 3 15 9 12 4 6 2 18 15 9 37
6 Athlone Town 25 9 5 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 16 19 13 4 4 5 14 21 -10 32
7 Cork City 25 7 9 9 34 27 13 5 3 5 25 17 12 2 6 4 9 10 7 30
8 Cabinteely 25 7 1 17 24 44 13 3 1 9 9 22 12 4 0 8 15 22 -20 22
9 Cobh Ramblers 25 6 4 15 21 45 12 3 2 7 8 20 13 3 2 8 13 25 -24 22
10 Wexford Youths 25 5 3 17 24 52 12 3 2 7 15 24 13 2 1 10 9 28 -28 18

Read more about First Division

The League of Ireland First Divsion, also known as the SSE Aitricity League First Division, is the second level division of football in the Republic of Ireland. It runs a summer league from February to October with ten teams. Each plays each other three times for a total of 27 fixtures to set the final league table.