Cork City-Sligo Rovers Betting Preview: One-sided affair expected for the Irish League Champions

The Bit O Red go in search of back-to-back Premier League titles as they face a side on a terrible run of form and Hugh Wilson is backing the away side to emerge victorious
Sligo Rovers travel to Cork City with the chances of retaining their Premier League title still in sight. Sligo sit in third position in the league, one point behind Derry City in second and four points adrift of St Patrick’s who top the table. Rovers face a Cork City side who sit in mid-table, only six points above Bohemians in 11th position.

Sligo come into this match on Friday evening on a great run of form, having been beaten only once in their last 13 matches.

Ian Barraclough’s men have won four of their last five matches and are currently steaming towards the top of the table.

Barraclough’s side have also netted 11 goals in their last three matches, and will be looking to continue their free-scoring form against Cork. Paddy Power price the visitors at a short, but justified 4/6 (1.66) to take three points from this fixture.

Cork City have been struggling for wins in recent weeks, recording only one victory in their last five matches. Tommy Dunne’s men were soundly beaten in the cup midweek against Drogheda and will be looking to bounce back in style against a side who they haven’t beaten in their last seven meetings. Paddy Power price the home side at 4/1 (5.00) to win. The same firm offer the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is "No" on the Both teams to score market at 8/11 (1.73). This is a fantastic price considering that this bet would have paid out in an astonishing nine out of the last 10 matches for Sligo Rovers. With this bet also paying out in Cork’s last three matches, its tough to ignore this price.

For those looking for more value. Sligo to win to nil at 13/8 (2.63) provides outstanding value. When you consider that this bet would have landed in Sligo’s last three away matches, as well as Cork’s last two games, it’s well worth investing in this bet.

Both Teams To Score 'NO' at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power
Sligo Rovers to win to nil at 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power

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