Cork City v Finn Harps Betting Preview with free football betting tips and the best betting odds for the SSE Airtricity league Premier Division from the League Of Ireland

Cork City v Finn Harps Betting Preview

Cork City v Finn Harps Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Turners Cross

Date: 22nd April 2016
Time: 19:45
Feature Photo courtesy of Cork City FC

Two points separate Cork City from Finn Harps and nobody predicted that.

Three draws in a row in the League Of Ireland Premier Division could have put pay to The Rebel’s title aspirations already. The fact that one of those draws came at home is the most surprising element of all.

They do have a game in hand but that is a tough tie at home to Shamrock Rovers that follows hot on the heels of this encounter on Monday evening. Next up is another difficult home tie against Pats and four points from those two games would be forgivable but it makes Friday’s match an absolute must win.

Finn Harps will be delighted with their form so far this season. Not many, myself included, gave them much hope of survival and to be fair it will still be a tough ask. But three wins in their first five league home matches is a great base to push on from.

On the road has been a different story although they did pick up a point against an admittedly underperforming Sligo Rovers. That game also saw their only goal on the road with plucky but fruitless defeats to Dundalk and Galway also on their report card.

They won’t have a longer road trip to take on this season with the length of the country to be traversed and that in itself should have an affect on their preparations.

Cork showed some good form midweek with one of the most remarkable goal scoring feats you are likely to see for some time. Drawing 0-0 at half-time with Waterford Utd in the League Cup they scored five goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second half going on to score seven in total.

That makes it eighteen goals in five home matches this season making the 1-1 draw with Wexford Youths all the more surprising. It was also their fourth clean sheet in those five games which looks likely to make the Youths goal the exception rather then the rule.

Cork City v Finn Harps Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

The Rebels are very strong favourites for this at a best 1.31 (4/13) with Marathon Bet and that’s hard to argue with. Harps can be backed as high as 12/1 with Boylesports while the draw is available at 5.6 (23/5) with Marathon Bet.

Cork’s clean sheets and Harps’ lack of goals on the road accounts for the high price of 2.4 (7/5) from Betvictor for both teams to score. You can get 1.8 (4/5) from Marathon Bet for +2.5 goals and that has some appeal although you may be better served by backing City to score +2.5 team goals at 2.45 (29/20) with the same firm.

Backing Cork to Win To Nil could be the best option at 1.91 (10/11) with Paddy Power but it’s a price that’s drifting so may be worth holding out on for the time being.


Cork City v Finn Harps Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

Cork City to Win To Nil @ 1.91 with Paddy Power

About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the website manager and chief betting advisor for Irish Football Tips and Scottish Football Tips.

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