Derry City v Cork City betting preview with the best betting odds and free football betting tips for the Airtricity League Premier Division match from the League Of Ireland

Derry City v Cork City Betting Preview

Derry City v Cork City Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: The Brandywell

Date: 11th March 2016

Time: 19:45
Feature photo courtesy of Sligo Sports Photogrpahy

Kenny Shiels will go down in history as only the second Derry City manager to lose to Finn Harps.

It’s not how he wanted his career in the north-west to take off and The Candystripes will need to get points on the board soon if a relegation dogfight is to be avoided. You can’t fancy their chances of that being this Friday night.

Cork City have started the season looking every inch like title challengers. A 2-0 win over Dundalk was followed by a 2-0 win over Bohemians and while this is their first away game it’s looking like two wins on the spin for The Rebels.

Cork’s midfield partnership of Greg Bolger and Gearoid Morrissey looks a match for anyone in the country. They also look to have found a real golden nugget in Sean Maguire up front. Including pre season games they have kept clean sheets in six from eight matches so they look to have the full package this time around.

Much like Dundalk there is real strength in depth at John Caulfield’s disposal. Being able to look to his bench and call on the likes of Colin Healy and Karl Sheppard must give him great faith in the season ahead.

They will need to do what they failed to do last season and win their first few away games to keep the confidence flowing. Their next away game after this will be at Dundalk and dropped points before then could hand the champions the advantage.

But they have signed well this season and in Eoghan O Connell they have a genuine class act in defence, for as long as he is here. Goals against look like they will be hard to come by this season.

Derry will need to rely on the goals of Rory Patterson like never before this season if the first game is anything to go by. The fact he got amongst the goals against Harps offers a kernel of light to Shiels but he is likely to be well marshalled by an outstanding City defence.


Derry City v Cork City Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

A bit of value has already been missed on Cork with an opening price of even money being immediately snapped up with the best available now 1.78 (7/9) with Marathon Bet. Derry are priced at a best 5.2 (21/5) with Betvictor while the draw can be backed at 3.7 (27/10) with Marathon Bet.

Cork City To Win To Nil looks like being a bet that could be very fruitful this season and Paddy Power are offering 2.7 (17/10) on it for this game.

Both teams to score has little appeal even at the odds against price of 2.2 (6/5) with bet365 and Coral. As dominant as Cork may be in this game a 0-3 win is unlikely so +2.5 goals at 2.3 (13/10) might also be a price that is warranted.

 

Derry City v Cork City betting preview football betting tips

Cork City to Win To Nil @ 2.7 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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