Although Athlone have struggled recently with 4 losses from their last 5 games, they should still be able to avoid defeat here at home to Cork City. Out of the 4 losses, 3 were away from home, and against decent opposition. At home they have actually been decent and are the 3rd best team in the league.
Cork City are doing as expected in my opinion. No real talent in this squad anymore and that is showing as they are 2nd from bottom. Winless away from Turners Cross and this is the major factor for them being the worst away side in the league with only 2 points and 1 goal to show for their travels.
Come the end of the season Athlone should be a play-off side and looking for a 3rd/4th place finish. Cork however, could be in a battle with Wexford to stay off the bottom spot.
I don't believe the price will be this high come matchday.