St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City Prediction & Match Preview

St. Patrick's Athletic vs Cork City Irish Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin

St Patrick’s Athletic welcomes Cork City on Friday night, and we are having a clash of two teams which under-performed in the opening weeks. Visitors have the worst goal difference in the league, while hosts have a lot of work on improving the efficiency.

Considering the fact none of the teams played well so far, 1.50 odds on home victory can hardly be called a banker or good pick.

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

These two teams have a long history playing against each other. There were 85 matches in the past and Cork City are currently leading 34-31 in terms of victories.

Six out of the last seven meetings have resulted in low-scoring affairs and Under 2.5 goals FT.

The most recent h2h clash took place in Cork in August 2019. St Patrick’s have won it 1-0 thanks to the goal scored by Ronan Hale in the stoppage time.

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City Prediction

Even though they had high win rate during the pre-season period, St Patrick’s have offered nothing but disappointing plays so far in 2020 campaign. It started with a surprising 1-0 loss to Waterford. The second round saw them secure the first season victory on the road against Sligo Rovers, just before being defeated by Shelbourne.

As for their opponents, Cork City were humiliated in two occasions already, losing games against Shamrock Rovers 0-6 and Dundalk FC 0-3. The first sign of good form was seen last Friday with a narrow 1-0 home win against Finn Harps.

We are expecting both teams to aim for points here, which also means an open match. Both teams to score at 2.25 odds definitely smells like good value. Draw is the most realistic outcome of the duel. You can also consider going for 1:1 correct score.

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City Bet Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 2.25
  • 1:1 correct score @ 8.50