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Date: 25h August 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: United Park
TV: LOI TV
The odds are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change.
Drogheda United host Cork City at United Park in the League of Ireland on the 25th August 2023. Don’t forget to bet on the best Drogheda United vs Cork City predictions by Football Ground Guide.
Drogheda United vs Derry City predictions and top betting tips
Drogheda come in to this game against Cork City with just one win from their previous four League of Ireland games whilst away team Cork City have not won a game in their previous eight.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Our first prediction for this encounter in the League of Ireland is for their to be under 2.5 goals. Four of the previous five games between Drogheda and Cork City have given us less than 2.5 goals with Cork City winning two of those games 1-0 with the other two encounters ending 1-1.
Both teams to score prediction: No
Our second prediction comes in the form of both teams not to score. Cork City have kept three clean sheets in the previous five meetings, two of those coming in 1-0 wins with the other being a 5-0 win in 2017.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Cork City
With this prediction we are going against the recent form with Cork City being winless in their previous eight games but looking at the head to head record, Cork City are undefeated against Drogheda United in the last 14 games, with the last Drogheda United win coming in a 3-0 League Cup win in 2013. You have to go back to 2012 to find the last time Drogheda United claimed three points against Cork City.
Drogheda United vs Derry City match preview
Drogheda United come in to this encounter with Cork City on the back of no league wins in their previous three League of Ireland games picking up just one point in a 2-2 at home to Sligo Rovers before a 4-2 defeat away to title challenging Bohemian and a 3-0 defeat to Derry City. After 27 games this season Drogheda have won 7 games, picked up 8 draws and lost 12 scoring 29 and conceding 40 in the process.
Cork City currently occupy ninth place in the League of Ireland which is the relegation play off place in the league, they are 14 points above bottom club University College Dublin but they are currently five points behind Drogheda United, eight points should Drogheda United walk away with victory in this meeting. 6 wins, 6 draws and 15 defeats from the clubs 27 League of Ireland games this season scoring 28 goals which is more than just one team so far and conceding the second most goals in the league with 48 goals hitting the back of Cork City's goal.
FAQs regarding Drogheda United vs Cork City
Who is the head coach for Drogheda United? Kevin Doherty is the man at the helm for Drogheda United. Kevin has been at Drogheda since 2021 where he currently has a win percentage of 42% during his 50 games as manager.
Who is the head coach for Cork City? Liam Buckley who started his managerial career in 1998 with St. Patrick's Athletic is the man in charge of Cork City. Liam Buckley has been in charge since May 2023 managing 17 games and picking up a win percentage of 35%.
Which team won the previous meeting between Drogheda United vs Cork City? The previous meeting between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw after Adam Foley put Drogheda United scored first before Joe O'Brien Whitmarsh equalised with just over 10 minutes of play left.