Derry City v Shelbourne, Brandywell, Sunday 1.45pm
A season defining game for both club tomorrow as City and Shels meet at the semi final stage of the FAI Ford Cup. A place in the showpiece event of the season on offer, with the promise of silverware and European football.
City steadied the ship mhttp://www.derrycityfc.net/wp-admin/post-new.phpidweek, when they defeated Dundalk 4-0 to end an alarming run of defeats in the League, which had seen any prospect of European football throught final League position disappear. Shelbourne are also marooned in midtable, several points behind City. However last season’s beaten finalists are only one game away from a return to Lansdowne Road and another Cup final.
The record between the sides this year is slightly in the favour of the visitors, as they have won twice, whereas City recorded a victory in Tolka in August. Both sides have been very disappointing at home this season, and therefore it may favour Shelbourne who have picked up 19 points of their 31 on the road this season. City have had their troubles at the Brandywell but will hoping that the victory during the week will break the Brandywell hoodoo.