Bray Wanderers vs Cork City
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Carlisle Grounds, Bray.
Rebel Army will continue their chase for Dundalk at the top of the Premier Division standings on Friday when they are to play the rock-bottomed Bray Wanderers away at Carlisle Grounds. It is really hard to imagine any other scenario but a confident Cork City victory here given the obvious gulf in quality and the fact they are desperate for points to keep the pressure on the Lilywhites ahead of their Saturday fixture with Bohemians.
The Seagulls, on the other side, need a miracle to save the top tier status in the remaining ten rounds of the competition. They are six points shy of Limerick who hold the relegation play-offs spot at the moment. It does not look like a mission impossible for the hosts, but they would really need a huge turnaround in form to catch up with the Super Blues. Obviously, Cork City are just not the team you will be looking the salvation points against.
Bray Wanderers vs Cork City: Head-to-head
- Cork City completely dominated this match-up over the last couple of years.
- Rebel Army head into this off the back of six consecutive clean sheet wins over Bray Wanderers.
- Last two wins saw Cork City bag as many as eight goals without conceding a single.
Bray Wanderers vs Cork City: Prediction
John Caulfield’s men ended their Champions League journey falling 0-4 on aggregate to Polish champions Legia Warsaw, but they quickly recovered netting as many as five goals in the drubbing of Derry City on Monday.
Midfielder Garry Buckley inspired the victory with a brace, while the most recent acquisition Ronan Coughlin bagged a goal on his Cork City debut. Interestingly, the striker just joined Rebel Army from Bray Wanderers.
The hosts will enter the game in a completely opposite mood after surviving a true disaster seven days ago when they lost 6-0 away at Bohemians. The defeat entirely killed the momentum after a rare victory which came over Sligo Rovers at Carlisle Grounds.
It’s really hard to predict anything but a comprehensive victory for the visitors as we’ll go for Cork City to win by three or more goals at the 1.75 odds as the main betting option here.
Bray Wanderers vs Cork City: Bet Tips
Cork City -2.5 handicap @ 1.75
Cork City Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.50.