Bohemians are traveling to Cork, to meet the absolute ruler of the Ireland Premier League this season. After a surprising win against Dundalk this Friday, this will be their second game in three days. With three points collected from Dublin, the Gypsies chances for Europe stayed alive. They are now 8 points behind Derry City in the third place, and if they perform another surprise, everything will be possible. But we have to be objective, and say that this scenario will be almost impossible to complete. Cork City is monstrous this year, and they haven’t suffered a single defeat in the national championship. Therefore, Bohemians needs a miracle.
Cork City overview
22 games, 21 victories, and one draw. Everything is clear to you once you have read this line. 59 scored goals and 11 allowed. Cork City is dominating Ireland, and so far, we haven’t seen such a supremacy in domestic leagues nowhere in Europe.
However, things are not that shiny in Cork. Rebel Army was eliminated from Europa League qualification by AEK Larnaca. In both games, the Irish side had lost with a minimal result. This outcome was a major disappointment, but they quickly bounced back with a win against Galway United, 2-1. In 11 games at home, Cork has 11 victories, with only 5 goals allowed and 32 scored.
Just a few people expected that Bohemians comes back from Dublin undefeated. And they even won in the end, 2-1. After 4 straight defeats in which they have scored only two goals, the Gypsies finally won. Maybe they woke up late for reaching the spot which leads to European competition, but they have some theoretical chances. Knowing the mentality of the Irish players, as long as there is 1% chance, they will fight. Yet, they are tired, because this will be their second game on the road in just three days. It is interesting that they have 3 victories in the last 4 games on the road. All of them ended with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Head to head matches
In the previous 10 games, Bohemians have only one victory. On the other side, Cork City has 7. The leaders of the league have a fantastic record against the guests. Regarding efficiency, we do not see a lot of goals when these clubs meet. 8 of those 10 games ended with both teams not to score. The same number of matches had finished with under 2.5 goals.
Cork City is an absolute favorite in this match. So it was Dundalk, you might say, and they didn’t win. But this is a different situation. Cork is much stronger, and they have a fantastic record at home. They have played their game at home, and for sure they have more energy than Bohemians.
Home team wins, with handicap is our suggestion for this event.
Also, Cork City to score in both halves is an excellent choice.