Cork City vs Waterford: Preview and Predictions

Cork City vs Waterford Irish Premier Division 1st June 2018 by LeagueLane

Cork City vs Waterford FC
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Turner’s Cross (Cork).

Cork City have been furious recently and they lag just two points behind table-toppers Dundalk with a game in hand, as they host Waterford for their Matchday 20 clash on Friday evening looking to challenge the top spot.

Rebel Army have connected three wins in a row since mid-May and we’ve seen convincing displays against Bray Wanderers, Limerick, and St Patrick’s Athletic along the way. They’ve based their success on a furious home form as well, connecting a nine-game winning streak since the start of the new campaign – and conceding just one goal along the way. John Caulfield’s men have seen some narrow clashes at Turner’s Cross but have been very confident as they built from the back.

Waterford have, on the other hand, dropped ten points behind the top of the table and the clash doesn’t really come at the best time for them – as they only just ended a five-game winless streak with a win over Derry City. They will want to build on the success but causing an upset in Cork should prove much more of a challenge!

Cork City vs Waterford FC: Head-to-head

Waterford have bagged two wins in their last two head-to-head clashes, including League Cup win on penalties after a 1-1 draw in April.

Cork City have thus seen their eight-game winning streak in matchups against the Blues.

We have seen some narrower matchups lately and this should shape another such occasion.

Cork City vs Waterford FC: Predictions

We will now back Cork City to build on their convincing home streak and bag a win priced at 1.66, which comes off as a generous banker bet at this point. We have seen them impress at the back and Waterford could have their hands full once again.

We don’t feel we’ll see many goals and this should prove another low-scoring head-to-head clash. We’ll thus also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.72, seeing Cork regularly base their success here on rock-solid defensive displays rather than all-out attacking style.

Cork City vs Waterford FC: Betting Tips

  • Home win @ 1.66
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72.