Saint Patrick's Athletic FC
Cork City FC
18:45 GMT 25 May 2018
With the English Premier League all wrapped up for another season, some top-flight football can be found just across the pond in Ireland as the campaign is in full flow. Cork City travel to St Patrick’s on Friday night as both sides can move up the table.
Cork have certainly dominated their recent encounters with St Patrick’s as they have won five of the last six league meetings between the two. When they met just over a month ago, it was Cork who came out on top, winning a very tight game 1-0 thanks to Cummins’ only goal. In the last six meetings in all competitions, St Pats have scored in just two.
With Waterford and Derry (the two sides above St Patrick’s) facing each other on Friday, the hosts can only move into 4th with a win. They don’t have any injury worries heading into the game.
Latest matches: Saint Patrick's Athletic FC
|22.05.2018||Prem||Shamrock Rovers FC||Saint Patrick's Athletic FC||3:0||L|
|18.05.2018||Prem||Saint Patrick's Athletic FC||Derry City FC||5:2||W|
|15.05.2018||Prem||Saint Patrick's Athletic FC||Sligo Rovers FC||2:0||W|
|11.05.2018||Prem||Limerick FC||Saint Patrick's Athletic FC||0:1||W|
|04.05.2018||Prem||Saint Patrick's Athletic FC||Shamrock Rovers FC||2:0||W|
It’s very unlikely that Dundalk will slip up against bottom of the table Bray Wanderers but if they do, Cork will go top if they can secure three points. Both Gearoid Morrissey and John Dunleavy have returned to training this week so should be fit to at least make the bench.
Latest matches: Cork City FC
|21.05.2018||Prem||Limerick FC||Cork City FC||0:2||W|
|18.05.2018||Prem||Cork City FC||Bray Wanderers AFC||4:0||W|
|11.05.2018||Prem||Derry City FC||Cork City FC||0:0||D|
|05.05.2018||Prem||Cork City FC||Limerick FC||2:1||W|
|30.04.2018||Prem||Shamrock Rovers FC||Cork City FC||3:0||L|
When the champions come to town, it’s rare that you’re seen as favourites and this is no different as St Patrick’s are the underdogs for this one. Cork should have far too much quality to overcome them on Friday night but St Pats shouldn’t be completely ruled out on their own patch.
25 May 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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