Cork City - Derry City predictions and free betting tips [27/10/2023]
On Friday, Cork City Football Club will host Derry City in the 35th round of the Irish Premier Division. It's a match where the visiting team occupies the 3rd spot in the standings while the home team languishes in 9th place.
The football club's performance this season leaves a lot to be desired as they sit as the championship's main outsider. The team has been able to muster a paltry thirty points from 33 rounds, hence the 9th standing in the league table. In October, the club managed two fixtures in which they tasted both defeat and victory. The victory came from a match against UCD, clinching it with a scoreline of 2-0. However, they felt the sting of defeat in a cup tie against St. Patrick's Athletic, mirroring the score of 2-0. The club had five fixtures throughout September, resulting in two victories and three defeats. The victories were secured in fixtures against Wexford (2-1) and Sligo Rovers with an impressive score of 3-0. The defeats, however, came from facial St Patrick’s Athletic (0-1), Dundalk (0-5), and Shelbourne (1-2).
This football club is playing this season as one of the championship's leaders. Their performance across 32 tours has resulted in an impressive tally of 57 points, putting the team in a solid 2nd position in the league table. October saw the club dispute two matches, both of which ended in draws. Stalemates came against Shelbourne with a scoreline of 0-0 and Drogheda United, also ending with a mirror score of 0-0. In September, the club contested five matches, notching three victories accompanied by a loss and draw. Victories were earned against Dundalk (3-1) and an overwhelming triumph against UCD (0-5). The draw was salvaged in a match against Shamrock Rovers (1-1). In addition, they sustained a defeat, being bested by Sligo Rovers (0-1), and a significant win against UCD (6-0).
In the historical face-offs, the teams have competed against each other 54 times. In these encounters, Cork City Football Club emerged victorious from 21 of them, with Derry City claiming victory in 16 matches. Further, 17 of these have ended in a draw.
In this match, one might consider the Derry City players as the favourites. Therefore, it might be worth a punt to back their victory in this fixture.