Cork City vs Derry City
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Turners Cross (Cork).
Derry has a game in hand, but the European spots are still away by six points, meaning, the team would need to find out a surplus of another three points, even if they manage to win this fixture. Still, the squad is in comparatively good form and could attain their objective, if they are able to keep the momentum going.
Cork is winless in their last three match-days and hopes their home status for this next tie could put an end to their dismal run. Their last win came against frontrunners for relegation UC Dublin, and to be frank, a win against such a side is not that much to be proud of.
Their last fixture was against Sligo Rovers, on the road. Though the visitors managed to find the back of the net early, and take the lead, they were unable to hold on to it. The tie ended in a 1-1 draw.
Cork City vs Derry City Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 15 wins went to Cork City.
- Seven of the last ten meetings saw Derry failing to score.
- Since 2002, only twice has Derry won at this venue.
- Eight of the last eleven clashes at this ground saw the home team keeping clean sheets.
Cork City vs Derry City Prediction
Derry is winless in their last five matches on the road, and in eight of their last eleven such ties as well. Also, they went winless in seven of their last eight overall fixtures, while, Cork lost just twice in their last ten home ties.
Most importantly, what tips the scale in Cork’s favor is the h2h stats. 13 of the last 15 wins went to this squad, and at this venue, only twice have they lost in the last 17 years. In addition, they also scored two or more goals in three of the last five face-to-face encounters.
As such, expect Cork to ride their home advantage, and avoid a loss as a bare minimum. Moreover, Derry failed to score in two of their last three away ties, and in seven of their last ten clashes against this opponent. Going on, eight of the last eleven encounters at this venue also saw them failing to slot in at least a goal.
Reading all these together, it’s safe to assume that the guests will find it hard to wear down the home defense in the first half.
Cork City vs Derry City Betting Tips
Double Chance: Cork City or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Cork City to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).