Cork City v St Patrick’s Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2019-08-02

International Football Tips

Premier Division
Friday 2nd August 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.50 (odds taken at 05:57 GMT, 02 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.65 3.03 2.90

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 02, 2019 at 05:57)

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The Irish top flight action continues on Friday night and our next preview takes a look ahead to the clash between Cork City and St Patrick’s Athletic as the betting tips continue at Turner’s Cross.

Cork City Prediction – Can Cork City extend unbeaten run?

Although Cork City occupy a lowly third from bottom position in the Irish Premier Division, there’s signs of a possible revival for Friday night’s hosts.

The hosts have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 6 matches overall in the Irish top flight which was a heavy 4-1 loss at home to 4th placed Derry City.

Aside from that heavy loss though, Cork City have earned valuable points in recent times with 5 draws out of these last 6 matches.

Stalemates with St Patrick’s (away), Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have resulted in Cork putting some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.

The hosts now possess a 7-point cushion above second from bottom club, Finn Harps, prior to Friday night’s important encounter.

Cork City have managed just 2 wins on home turf at Turner’s Cross so far this season amidst an average looking home record of 2-6-4 9/14.

Victories over Bohemians and bottom placed UCD aren’t enough to convince me to back the hosts in any capacity, but the goals market looks an option.

Goals overall have been light on the ground at Turner’s Cross as 10 of Cork City’s 12 home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals.


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St Patrick’s Prediction – Can St Patrick’s close gap on top 3?

3 defeats from their last 4 matches overall has resulted in St Patrick’s Athletic losing valuable ground on the top three clubs in the Irish Premier Division.

Defeats to Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Dundalk have left the visitors 9 points adrift of 3rd placed Bohemians ahead of their trip to Cork City.

The visitors will therefore be keen to return to winning ways and a trip to face third from bottom Cork City could be the perfect opportunity.

However, inconsistent results continue to hold St Patrick’s back and their recent results away from home are no exception.

Their last 5 matches on their travels have seen the visitors grab 2 wins, lose 2 and draw 1 in recent matches on the road.

Wins at UCD and Waterford have been tempered by defeats at Dundalk and Bohemians, while a draw at Sligo Rovers ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

St Patrick’s therefore hold no guarantees of all three points here, while their away record reads an inconsistent looking 4-4-5 10/13.

The goals (or lack of) market appeals again though as 11 of St Patrick’s 13 away matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals.


Key-Facts – Cork City v St Patrick’s

  • 10 of Cork City’s 12 home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 11 of St Patrick’s 13 away matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two sides have ended under 2.5 goals


Betting Tips Verdict

All roads seem to be pointing towards a low-scoring affair here at Turner’s Cross.