Cork City vs Finn Harps
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Turner’s Cross, Cork.
Cork City have started the new Irish Premier Division season in the worst way possible. Squad from Turner’s Cross lost all three encounters, sitting at the bottom of the table with zero points and -10 goal difference.
Can they make the first positive step in the campaign on Friday night at home against Finn Harps?
Before the season started, visitors were labelled as one of top candidates to lose the Premier status. However, their opening performances were phenomenal. Cork City are marked as favourites here at 2.05 odds to win the match.
Cork City vs Finn Harps Head-to-head
These two teams have met 40 times in the past, and previous results are heavily in favour of Cork City who won 28 encounters. Finn Harps celebrated only three victories, just one at this stadium.
Cork City’s win rate at Turner’s Cross against Finn Harps is 75% (15 victories in 20 games). All three of duels player last season have ended without winner.
The average number of goals scored in their h2h duels is at 2.33.
Cork City vs Finn Harps Prediction
Even though three losses in three games can’t be justified, Cork City have faced two strongest teams in the league Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers, and got destroyed in both occasions.
Team had solid run during the pre-season, beating Cobh Ramblers and Longford at home. They definitely shouldn’t be involved in the relegation battle in our opinion.
A good way to start the engine is with three points against Finn Harps. That is our first pick.
Finn Harps have played only two games so far. In the first appearance they have defeated Sligo Rovers even though the odds were not going in their favour.
Last week’s 1-1 draw on the road against Derry City is a great result too.
A big majority of Finn’s matches in the previous campaign ended with low number of goals, so we will back Under 2.5 FT as the alternative option.
Cork City vs Finn Harps Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.05
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.