Cork City Aims for Irish Premier League Record this WeekendPublished June 25, 2017 by Florin P
Derry City puts its home record to the test against the hottest Irish football club, when Cork City comes visiting (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Cork City has had a hard time returning to the elite of Irish football, with Dundalk dominating the competition in recent years. In 2016 the team showed tremendous promise and the new additions to its rosters made it more competitive. This year, it is almost certain that they will win the trophy and they have the chance of achieving it with a record number of points. The first team that stands in its way is Derry City a former rival that has fallen from grace in recent years.
The Best Defensive in the Irish Premier League
Cork City has scored more goals than any of its counterparts, which certainly contributed with success. Perhaps the most important thing is that they were far more effective offensively than the reigning champions both at home and on the road. Their performance away from home has improved a lot in 2017 and the only true one match on the road.
Arguably the most important ingredient in the recipe for success is the fact that they conceded just nine goals the entire season. This is a spectacular percentage for the Irish Premier League and explains their favorite status in this game. Even though the players can afford to take the foot off gas given their significant advantage at the top of the standings, Cork City will be aiming for straight victory.
Derry City Fading in the Europa League Picture
Derry City had a good run in the first weeks of the season, but they were unable to maintain the same tempo and lost their place on the podium. After suffering another defeat on the road last week, their chances of securing a Europa League berth were greatly reduced. Against the current leaders, they will play defensive football and try to settle for one point despite playing at home.
Punters should take the odds of 3/5 offered by bet365 Sports and bet on the visitors. They are head and shoulders above their competition and highly motivated to set the record in the Premier League.