Cork City vs Derry City
Irish Premier Division
Date: Monday, 23rd July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Turner’s Cross, Cork.
It has been crucial two weeks for Cork City who were breathing down the necks of Dundalk.
Sadly, things didn’t work as planned for Rebel Army as they lost 2-1 to the Lilywhites and subsequent goal-less stalemate versus Shamrock Rovers opens up a 4 point gap in the title race.
In between, Cork City lost the Champions League qualifying fixture to Legia Warsaw by 0-4 aggregate.
As things stand, John Caulfield and his men tasted the last competitive win in the middle of June and Monday’s fixture against Derry City is one they cannot afford to draw or lose.
The good news for Cork City is that they can now switch their focus completely to the domestic league after the sorry exit from Champions League, while their direct rivals Dundalk is still in Europe and need to manage their playing squad between the two competitions.
Cork City vs Derry City Head-to-head
Cork City are unbeaten in the last 7 league games against Derry, 4 wins and 3 draws.
All the three draws in the period were goal-less.
The teams already met once this season at the Turner Cross in the first week of June resulted in 4-2 win for the Rebel Army.
Cork City vs Derry City Prediction
Derry City are 5th in the standings, but they are the kind of team that tend to lose often in recent weeks. Since May, the team managed just 3 wins from 12 games and lost an incredible 8 games.
On the road, Derry lost 5 of their last 6 and conceded 17 goals in the process. This must be easy three points for Cork City.
Cork City have a brilliant home record this season and they are unbeaten in that aspect with 11 wins and 1 draw from 12 games so far. Therefore, we cannot go wrong with the two picks for this Irish Premier Division fixture.
Cork City vs Derry City Bet Tips
Half-Time/Full-Time – Cork City/City for 2.10 odds.
Cork City -1.5 Asian Handicap for 2.15 odd.