Cork City v Dundalk Betting Preview with free football betting tips, head to head stats and the best betting odds from the league of Ireland SSE Airtricity league Premier Division match

Cork City v Dundalk Betting Preview

Cork City v Dundalk Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Turners Cross

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: 20:00
Feature Photo courtesy of Cork City FC

Whatever happens on Friday night Dundalk will head into the summer break as league leaders.

It’s a deserved position as they are the best team but Cork City deserve huge credit for keeping pace with the champions. The Rebels have won seven League Of Ireland matches on the trot and that’s a run that is only matched by Dundalk’s eight wins on the spin.

Cork City are undefeated in the league for eleven matches but if you’re looking for a record to compare you only need to look to Dundalk. The Lillywhites have lost just five of their last eighty-four league matches and are unbeaten in twenty-six on the road.

The relative home and away records of both sides makes this game even more intriguing. Cork have the best home record with six wins from seven with the most goals scored (seventeen) and the least conceded (three).

Away from home Dundalk have been a level above everybody else in the league. They have scored more than twice as many goals as their nearest competitor (twenty-four) while conceding just twice on their way to winning all seven away matches.

The head to head stats show that they have met twice already this season (once in the league) and Cork have won both match ups without conceding a goal. But they also show that Dundalk have scored at least twice on their last four visits to Turners Cross on league duty.

It all makes this an incredibly difficult game to predict but put a gun to my head and I would have to plump for Dundalk. They now have a full squad to call on with even Patrick McEleney returning last week to plunder a ninety-third minute winner against Wexford Youths.

They already have a full team of goalscorers with no fewer than eleven players hitting the net in the league and even more when you include the cups. It’s always been Dundalk’s strength under Stephen Kenny that anyone can score from anywhere at any time.

That also leads me to think that goals could be the way to go in this match even though there are a few red flags. Convention suggests that top of the table clashes are usually poor for goal production and the two meetings this season have produced less than the requisite three goals.

But the last eight league games here have seen +2.5 goals with all but one seeing both teams score and at the prices it’s well worth looking to again.

Cork City v Dundalk Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Dundalk are deserving favourites on the WDW lines at a best price of 2.45 (29/20) with Boylesports. Cork City can be backed at a high of 3.3 (23/10) with Marathon Bet who are also best price for the draw at 3.2 (11/5).

You can get 3.4 (12/5) for Cork to score +1.5 team goals from bet365 while Dundalk backers can get 2.7 (17/10) for them to do the same from Betfair and Boylesports.

Both teams to score comes in at 2.14 (8/7) with 888Sport and should certainly be considered. For +2.5 goals you can get as high as 2.55 (31/20) with Marathon Bet and that looks way too high to refuse.


Cork City v Dundalk Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

+2.5 goals @ 2.55 with Marathon Bet


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