St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 20th October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Richmond Park (Dublin).
Cork City are the new champions of Ireland. The Rebel Army clinched the crucial point on Tuesday when they drew 0-0 with Derry City to celebrate the ninth Premier Division silverware in their history.
Friday’s 32nd-round clash at Richmond Park will thus have a much greater significance for the host who are desperate to the salvation points being just a single point above the red zone with two games left to play.
St. Patrick’s Athl.
Liam Buckley’s side were in the danger area weeks ago, but the three-game unbeaten run got them out.
The Pats claimed a massive 2-o victory over the third-placed Shamrock Rovers before sharing spoils with both Limerick and Galway United in last two outings.
Buckley can be happy with his team’s attacking displays which saw St. Patrick’s Athl. net seven in last four matches.
Maintaining the fine attacking run should be quite a challenge for the hosts against the champions who come into this with three consecutive clean sheets.
Luckily for the Pats, Cork City have been miles away from an impressive attacking form they used to enjoy at the start of the season and the fact they bagged no more than three goals is the main reason for a streak of five games without a win for Caulfield and his men.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Head to head
The Pats have not been a tricky opposition or Cork City as of late since The Rebel Army clinched four straight wins in head to head ties conceding only a single goal along the way.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Prediction
The value has to be with the hosts here given Cork City’s lack of motivation and huge celebrations after winning the title of Tuesday evening.
You can have the Pats not to lose at the odds of 2.10, while the braver punters can even try with St. Patrick’s Athl. not to concede at the sky-high 4.00 odds.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City: Bet Tips
The first betting pick is St. Patrick’s Athl. or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 2.10.
The alternative option would be St. Patrick’s Athl. to keep a clean sheet at 4.00.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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