||AVG ✓ ODDS
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Waterford - Cork
Published: 03-08-2018, 09:04 CET
Pick: Cork asian -0.5
Odds are going down in favour of Waterford, third on table, that receives second on table Cork, but there are 19 points of difference among these teams and also if hosts have a good home record ( 9-2-2 25/13), Cork is the best away team.
More, Waterford seems in clear downtrend, in last ten rounds they gained only three wins, away against Sligo ( third from bottom, worst home team), at home with Derry ( in evident difficulties since May) and St.Pats ( second worst away team).
It arrived two draws, too, against Bohemian at home and against Bray, last on table and in dissolution as team with a rooster almost all composed with youngsters, now.
Against Bray and against Pats ( seven goals scored in 14 away matches) arrived the only clean sheets since the return of regular keeper Vigoroux to Swindon in last six matches, suffering six goals in last four rounds.
In last round against second from bottom and with some important absences Limerick, Waterford was defeated 2-1, in spite of the advantage to be with one man more since 3rd minute of the match for whole first half and failing a penalty.
In second half also Waterford suffered a ban and for this reason today key def. Webster ( 24) is unavailable.
Both goals of Limerick arrived on penalties, but Waterford seems clearly in troubles under many aspects. For them Daly ( def.8+6 1g) and Keegan ( midf.20+2 1g) are doubtful, too, and in market gone also Kavanagh ( def.6+3) and Kasmi ( midf.3+7 2g).
Six new players arrived in summer market, but this shouldn't be a big handicap for the opponent, considering some of them already played in last matches and resulst were not so great as I said above. One of them, Rode, surely will not play awaiting national clearance.
On the other front, Cork loose double CL match against Legia and now will play in El against Rosenborg, but with a week before the match shouldn't be problems under this aspect.
Since May guests won ten rounds, losing only against leader Dundalk and drawing two times ( one four days before first leg against Legia, so they could be fully concentrated on CL, instead).
Cork without only longterm injuried Horgan ( def.15+4 1g), in doubt second scored Buckley ( 8g), Morrisey ( midf.14+3 3g) and McCarthy ( def.16 1g), with last two that could be available.
Odds: 1.91 at Pinnacle
Category: Football / Ireland Rep.
Option: Asian Handicap