Sligo Rovers vs Cork City
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 14th June 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Showgrounds (Sligo).
The Rovers left things late to happen the last day the hosted a game at home. And for sure they did pay the price.
It took them 80 minutes to score against St. Patrick, and the late goal would have been enough to fetch them the three points, but the visitors had other plans. Within two minutes of going down, they hit back to equalize the scoreline.
Now, once again they play hosts with hopes of a different outcome, against Cork City.
Cork too has a similar story to share, and to be frank, it’s even more heartbreaking than that of their counterparts. Once more St. Patricks played the role of the villain.
City took the lead in the 54th minute and was on course for a road win, but right at the end of the game, in the last kick of the injury time, the home team scored a goal to share the points between the two sides.
Sligo Rovers vs Cork City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last ten wins went to the teams on the road.
- Two of the last three matches had goals from both teams.
- The last Sligo won at home was six years back.
- Cork scored two or more goals in the last four meetings at this stadium.
Sligo Rovers vs Cork City Prediction
Contrary to the usual, the road team seems to have the upper hand whenever these two sides clash. Eight of the last ten wins in h2h games went to the away team, and importantly, Cork City won the last four straight ties at this venue.
They also managed to score two or more goals in those fixtures as well, while, Sligo has registered just two league wins in the last two decades.
Moreover, Sligo has just four wins from their last sixteen match-ups and just three from their last ten at home. Count on Cork’s superior h2h stats to prevail over the encounter this Friday.
Despite that, the visitors may find it hard to keep a clean sheet. They failed to do so in ten of their last twelve ties on the road and conceded twice or more in five of their last eight. We can expect the Rovers to make use of their home advantage to net at least one goal against the guests.
Sligo Rovers vs Cork City Betting Tips
Double Chance: Cork City or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).