Cork City vs Dundalk Predictions and Match Preview

Cork City vs Dundalk
League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 21st September 2018
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Turners Cross (Cork).

This Friday witness the most important match of 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division when the heavy weights Cork City and Dundalk lock horns at the Turner Cross.

Rather than the nature of derby, Dundalk will be crowned champions with a point here, a thing that Cork City wants to avoid at all cost, especially in front of their home crowd.

Dundalk start the game sitting at the top of the standings with a 6 point lead and 3 games in hand. Meanwhile, Cork City have 2 games to wrap up their domestic campaign.

Cork City vs Dundalk Head-to-head

  • The teams share 2 wins each from their last 2 h2h meetings.
  • The teams met already twice this season and share the wins.
  • The fixture at Cork City earlier this season was a 1-0 home win, while Dundalk won their home fixture 2-1.
  • Cork City are unbeaten in the last 6 home matches against Dundalk in all competitions, 5 wins and 1 draw.
  • Nine of their last 12 h2h matches at the Turner Cross saw both teams scoring. Only 3 of them are stalemates.

Cork City vs Dundalk Prediction

Cork’s gap with the leaders is only extended with their recent barren run when they lost 2 and drew 1. Last weekend’s 2-4 away loss at Bohemians put the team on a 2 match losing streak.

While the Rebel Army managed to score at least once in 6 consecutive games, they managed to keep clean sheet on just once occasion.

The four goals conceded at Bohemian FC last week is the highest number of goal they conceded in a home or away match this season.

On the other hand, Dundalk’s current form is bullet proof and they picked up 14 wins from the last 15, while losing once.

Besides, Dundalk are easily the best defense in away games, conceded just 8 from 11 games so far this season. They average just over 2 in goals scored per game on the road.

Since Cork is averaging the same in goals scored at home, our primary bet has to be both teams to score. It is a decent punt, which has the potential to be banker.

Meantime, value bet can be found with btts and double chance 1 or 2 priced at with Betway.

Cork City vs Dundalk Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score at 4/5 (1.80).
  • Value can be found in Double Chance Cork/Dundalk with btts combo for 19/10 (2.90).