Our prediction for this Ireland Premier Division match:
Derry City will try to retain top position when they welcome Shelbourne to their Brandywell Stadium on Matchday 18. The Northern Ireland outfit are eyeing their third consecutive home win, with the team rolling over Dundalk (3-0) and UC Dublin (4-1) in the previous two home fixtures. A man to watch in the home team will be talented midfielder Jordan McEneff, who has netted six goals so far this season, while both Ciaron Harkin and Colm Whelan are out of contention with injuries. Sadou Diallo is banned for the match.
The Reds, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late and seeing that Derry City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that Damien Duff’s troops are capable of grabbing something from the match. Evan Caffrey is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Kian Leavy, Patrick Barrett, and Conor Kane have been struggling with injuries.