Despite sitting in seventh and eight places respectively, the chasing pack are not far behind, with the second half of the Irish Premier League season expected to be a tight one. Both sides drew First Division clubs in the last round and dispatched them with ease, Cork winning 4-0 and Drogheda beating their opposition 6-0.
Drogheda come into this match tonight in woeful form. The Drogs have won just one game in their last five, losing four of those games.
Despite a good start at home this season, Mick Cooke’s men have struggled at home of late, losing five of their last six. However, BetVictor still price them as favourites at 5/4 (2.25) to progress to the next round in 90 minutes.
Cork City are on a hugely inconsistent run at the moment, winning two, losing two and drawing one of their last five matches.
Tommy Dunne’s men have been solid away from home this season, losing only three matches out of 13 so far. Despite drawing many of their away games at the start of the season, City have started to turn those draws into wins, winning three of their last five away. BetVictor price them at 9/4 (3.25) to win the match. The same firm prices the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
A bet that stands out in this match is Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05). This is a very generous price considering this bet would have paid out in six of Drogheda’s last seven home matches, as well as four of Cork City’s last five away games.
For those looking for more value, backing Cork City to win at 9/4 (3.25) is an exceptional price. This bet should be around the 11/8 mark, with Cork’s recent away results and Drogheda’s terrible home form. Had you backed this when the two sides last met, then the bet would have paid out with Cork coming out on top with a goal from Daryl Horgan last month.
|Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with Bet Victor
||Cork City to win at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet Victor
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