Cork City vs Derry City
Irish Premier Division
Date: Monday, 4th June 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Turner’s Cross, Cork.
Four years long tradition of Cork City and Dundalk battling for the leading position in Irish Premier Division continues. Team from Turner’s Cross is currently on an amazing run of results, having won the last four matches very convincingly. Goal difference from the recent duels against Bray, Limerick, St Patricks and Waterford is at stunning 12-1, so it is not surprising to see them marked as big favorites against Derry City. This duel is played on Monday afternoon.
Originally, clash between these two teams was scheduled to be played in the 8th round but got postponed. Potential victory for the hosts would allow them to sit at the top of the table and be in the driver’s seat. So far Cork City won 47 points from 20 matches, while maintaining 100% win rate at home pitch. The current record is nine wins with 18-1 goal difference.
Derry City’s fans don’t have much space to feel optimistic about this trip. Besides Cork’s amazing results in May, their team is currently doing really bad, having lost four out of the last five domestic outings. Keeping a clean sheet is the biggest issue (conceded 15 goals, 3.00 per duel in average).
Cork City vs Derry City: Head-to-head
Cork City and Derry have a long history of playing against each other. There were 81 games in the past and hosts have 33-23 lead in terms of victories.
Interestingly, three out of the last five meetings ended with goalless draws.
The last match was played relatively recently in early May when Derry were the hosts.
Cork City vs Derry City: Predictions
Form of the visitors is on a big decline and I have no doubts they will return home with another defeat. Cork City are chasing the first spot and should easily win this match. My first tip is going to be home win HT and FT at 2.19.
As for the goals market, tradition suggests low scoring affair. I am actually going to agree on that. The main reason is poor shape of Derry – I don’t think they will bag a goal at Turner’s Cross.
Cork City vs Derry City: Betting Tips
- HT/FT – 1/1 @ 2.19 odd
- Under 2.5 FT @ 2.15 odd.