Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Turners Cross (Cork).
The hosts are currently struggling to find a winning run of form in the Irish Premier Division and are without a win in their last five games in the league. Their most recent clash against Bohemians on home soil finished in a stalemate, despite getting three shots on target.
The squad made eight attempts at goal in that match and enjoyed the better possession on the ball as well, but failed to make use of both and had to settle with a single point. They will have to be a lot less wasteful of the opportunities that they get on Thursday and will have to be extra careful of not letting in any away goals making it into the back of the net.
The visitors narrowly made it through to the round of sixteen, despite losing by a 2-1 scoreline in the away leg against Cardiff Metropolitan, after the team managed to slot an important away goal. The team had the lion’s share of possession and made twice as many attempts at goal than their foes, but were able to do just enough to earn qualification.
Following the two legs, the winners will move on to the quarterfinals where they will be taking on the team that comes out on top in the clash between St Josephs and Rangers.
Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously met each other on any occasion.
Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Prediction
The hosts are likely to take the win when the teams meet each other for the first time at the Turners Cork on Thursday.
The home side have lost just two of their last seven games, while four of the other fixtures have finished in a draw. Only one of those ties was a high scoring one, with all other six producing not more two goals at the end of the ninety minutes.
The visitors have just one win in their last five games. The team have also shockingly conceded thirteen goals in the back of their net in their last five trips on the road, and have replied with not more than seven goals of their own.
Their chances of coming away with a win certainly look bleak but considering that they have scored in four of their last five away games, we can expect them to find an away goal by the end of the final whistle.
Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Betting tips
Full-time result: Cork City @ 1.66 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.83 (5/6).