Cork City vs Shamrock by Luke
Cork City comes from a 1:2 victory last time out on Monday evening as the team managed to get a three pointer in a difficult away game against Sligo Rovers. They were favorites before the game and everyone expected them to claim another easy victory, but it didn't start that well for them since the hosts took the lead in 22nd minute via Sadlier from the penalty kick.
However, from that moment on players of Cork have initiated their dominance over the field and remained better till the end of the match which paid off to them in the second halftime when the team leveled up in 64th minute via Campion, while O'Connor brought them the victory in 81st minute. After this game they naturally remained first at the table, now having fifteen points more than second placed Dundalk.
Home team will has no sure absentee for this one, but midfielders Steven Beattie (10/1), Gearoid Morrissey (12/3) and forward Karl Sheppard (15/8) all three remain doubtful.
Shamrock Rovers, on the other hand, also comes from a three pointer taken in front of own fans against Galway last Monday evening with a 2:0 result. They were better than the opponent in both halves, simply playing as much as they needed in order to get the victory which was fully deserved this time.
Hosts took the lead in 36th minute with a goal from Shaw, while Miele increased the lead in 68th minute for the final result. This was their third victory in last four rounds in Premier Division, as the team now stands fifth at the table having four points less than Europa League placed Bray and should come out with something from this one. Away from home they are having two victories and five defeats, surely having more than challenging game as they faced up against the strongest side in the country. Visitors should only miss midfielder Paul Corry (2/0).
Quality difference between these two sides is obvious, as well as current form and momentum. If Cork plays anywhere close to their potential, this will be quite easy game for them, therefore I still see value with Asian handicap home victory.