* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Waterford take on Cork City at Tallaght Stadium in the Premier Division Play-offs on Friday, November 10th. A place in Ireland’s top tier for next season is up for grabs when Waterford meet Cork in Dublin. Read our Premier Division predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Today's Predictions for Waterford vs Cork City
Munster rivals Waterford and Cork go head-to-head for glory in the Premier Division Play-off final in the Irish capital on Friday. Read our top Waterford vs Cork City predictions for this week’s fixture.
Both Teams to Score
- Five of Waterford’s last six games featured goals from both teams.
- Two of the last three tussles between these teams produced goals at both ends.
- City have kept only one clean sheet in their last six games outside Cork.
- Similarly, Waterford have kept only one clean sheet in their last six assignments.
Waterford Double Chance
- Waterford have lost only one of their last eight matches in league and cup.
- Cork failed to win seven of their last eight games in all competitions.
- Cork managed to win only three of their last 16 away fixtures.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Waterford vs Cork City
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Stats to follow….
Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Waterford – Cork City odds and probability figures ahead of Friday’s skirmish below.
Waterford odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
Cork City odds: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%
Friday’s game will be contested on neutral ground and Cork City have been named as Friday’s expected winners with the Rebel Army’s probability of success lodged at 46.5%. Waterford however, are priced at an interesting 11/10 (2.10) to score the first goal and that option comes with an implied probability of 47.6%. A 1-1 draw would push the contest into extra time and that option in the correct score market comes in at 9/2 (5.50). That outcome has an 18.2% probability of landing.
Waterford vs Cork City Team News & Injuries
Read all of the latest injury updates, Waterford vs Cork City lineups and team news for Friday’s Premier Division fixture below.
Waterford have few injury issues to contend with at present and the Blues should be able to name a full-strength XI for their clash with Cork on Friday. Waterford beat another team from Cork, Cobh Ramblers, in the playoff semi-finals.
Predicted Lineup for Waterford: Sargeant – Osede, Burke, Phillips, Power, Parsons, McDonald, Idowu, Baggley, Coughlan, Akachukwu
Like Waterford, the treatment room at Cork City is pretty quiet at present and the Rebel Army should be near full strength for Friday's crucial encounter. City usually like to line up in a 4-3-3 formation and they could be deployed that way again this week.
Predicted Lineup for Cork City: Byrne – Walker, Bailey, Hakkinen, Drinan – Crowe, Kravchuk, Dijksteel – Murphy, Owalabi, Keating
Player to Watch – Ronan Coughlan
Waterford striker Ronan Coughlan has enjoyed the best campaign of his career by a distance in 2023 and the 28-year-old has already hit a staggering 35 goals in 32 runouts for the Blues this term. Coughlan spent some time with Cork City earlier in his career and he will be itching to put on a show against his former club on Friday.
Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.