EA Sports Cup Preview: Shelbourne -v- Cabinteely

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne welcome Cabinteely to Tolka Park on Monday evening for the second time in four days, following a 1-1 draw in the league against the South Dublin side on Friday night.

 

Former Cabo striker Sodiq Oguntola scored Shels' equaliser on the night after Michael Brown had put the visitors into a second-half lead to earn Kevin Doherty's side their first points of the season. They'll aim to register their first competitive win of the year on Monday.

 

Aidan Collins is the only notable absentee for Shels after suffering a nasty shoulder injury in the game on Friday.

 

 

CABINTEELY

Cabo's strong start to the season continued on Friday as the predicted strugglers made it four points from three games at Tolka Park.



 

Having beaten UCD at the same stage last season in their first-ever cup game in senior football, Eddie Gormley's side will be looking to repeat the trick as they once again travel to fellow First Division opposition.

 

Gormley will welcome Oscar Brennan back after the midfielder missed Friday's encounter through suspension.

 

Referee: Robert Harvey.



 

 

MATCH STATS

The sides met four times in the First Division last season, with Shelbourne recording three successive 1-0 victories before the final game at Tolka Park finished goalless.

 

Shelbourne reached the second round of last season's competition after beating Drogheda at the first hurdle, but were beaten by defending champions Dundalk.

 

Cabinteely beat UCD in a memorable game at the UCD Bowl last year, thanks to Shane O'Neill's injury time goal, before falling to Shamrock Rovers in the second round.

 

 

BETTING

Shelbourne 1/2; Draw 11/4; Cabinteely 5/1.

 

PREDICTION

Shelbourne 0 – 1 Cabinteely

 

 

Shelbourne

Injured: Aidan Collins (shoulder).

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Cabinteely

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.