Cork City v Dundalk

Date: August 1, 2014
Venue: Turner’s Cross Stadium-Cork, Ireland
Kick-off Time: 21:00 BST

Cork City FC will welcome current league leader, Dundalk FC to their home ground in the Irish league. This fixture is very much anticipated considering the current league table where the home side sit second in the league table with 46 points from 21 games played albeit playing one game more than the visitors.

Cork City’s Form

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Cork City’s form has been patchy off late and they need to get themselves together against the league leaders so that they can maintain the pressure at the top. Dundalk FC will be coming to get something from this fixture and their previous meetings have not been exactly favourable for the home side.

Cork City have not won a single game in their last four meetings in the past two seasons against Dundalk.

Dundalk’s Form

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Dundalk have lost just once in their last five matches and they look menacing coming in this match. Against a vulnerable Cork City side, they will be looking to extend their winning record and also, dent their league title ambitions.

Coach Stephen Kenny has admitted that winning title will be difficult but feels confident about his team’s chances.

Key Players

Cork City: Darren Dennehy

Defender Darren Dennehy signed for Cork City FC this year and was quickly assimilated in the side. A strong defender he can pop at dangerous places to unleash a powerful header. His defensive skill are also decent and has become a major asset.

His offensive and defensive abilities make him a danger man.

Dundalk: Patrick Hoban

Centre forward, Patrick Hoban or fondly known as ‘Hobanator’ is a skilful player and has been a prolific scorer for the Dundalk side. Physically imposing and some good tricks in his bags, Hoban will look to score bucketloads in a game which traditionally has seen Dundalk score goals against Cork City.

Prediction

Looking at a low-scoring contest in which Dundalk should register a win. Boylesports offers 2.1 for a Dundalk victory and only take this bet because any lower than that isn’t value.