St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Preview and Predictions

St. Patrick's Athletic vs Cork City Irish Premier Division 25th May 2018

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin.

The defending champions are about to face a serious test on Friday evening when they travel to the capital to take on the red-hot St. Patrick’s Athl. side in the most appealing of the Matchday No 20 clashes in Premier Division. Rebel Army will enter the important affair in a solid shape having won three and drawn one of last four league ties, a streak which came just after the shocking 3-0 loss away at Shamrock Rovers.

Nevertheless, the hosts will also be high on confidence when they get out on the pitch on Friday knowing they have four wins behind them in the league. Liam Buckley can be particularly satisfied with his side’s attacking displays as the Pats notched an impressive seven-goal tally in last two home wins over Sligo Rovers and Derry City.

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Head-to-head

  • Cork City lead the head to head by four wins ahead of the landmark 80th encounter with the Pats.
  • Rebel Army came on top on last two occasions against the Saints and they won six of last seven head to head outings.
  • Both teams scored just twice in last six meetings.
  • Cork City only won 13 out of 38 matches at Richmond Park.

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Prediction

Former St. Johnstone striker Graham Cummings looks to be enjoying his time in Cork as he has bagged eight goals so far in the season. The Irish forward notched two in last four games and stopping him will be the biggest of challenges for the hosts here. However, the hosts have reasons to hope for a result here after netting five past Derry City on Friday. The BTTS thus appears to be the standout bet and you can back it at the odds of 1.80 here.

As for the outcome, Cork City are indeed favourite shaving won fix of last seven head to head encounters with St. Patrick’s Athl., but who can back the away win knowing that the hosts will come into the game off the back of four straight wins? This is why we’ll take the Over 2.5 goals FT as an alternative option, set at the 1.95 odds.

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Bet Tips

  • BTTS @ 1.80
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.