Cork City v Shamrock Rovers - Match preview and betting tips 

  • Cork suffer first defeat of the season away to rivals Dundalk 
  • Rovers have hit 12 goals goals in 2 games 
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Irish Premier League prediction - Who will win between Cork v Shamrock Rovers on March 12th?

Cork left Oriel Park dissapointed on Friday night as they lost to Dundalk for just the 2nd time in 11 matches. Forward Karl Sheppard felt unhappy with his side's level of performance and is looking for a response at home to Rovers on Monday night. 

They'll have to try to contain a Rovers side who've scored 12 goals in 2 games following 6-0 & 6-1 wins over Bray & Derry respectively. Cork had a couple of chances against Dundalk but were largely dominated by the home side. McNamee was an early introduction coming on after 21 minutes and looked dangerous at times, along with Sadlier. It should be a good game of football and we may see a few goals. We expect Cork to bounce back and get the win.  

Betting prediction: Cork to win @ 7/10 / Cork -1 Asian Handicap @ 6/5

Cork City v Shamrock Rovers Betting Odds

Cork City 7/10
Draw 11/4
Shamrock Rovers 9/2

Goals Betting

Cork have goals threats from Sheppard, Buckley, McNamee, Sadlier & Morrissey and will be raring to get on the scoresheet early following Friday night's disappointing result and display. The response from Rovers after their opening day defeat has been impressive. They've drawn with Dundalk and scored a bag full of goals in the two games that followed. All signs point towards a game with goals here! 

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 17/20

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There is very limited opportunity to watch Airtricity Premier League football on TV - RTE have a few games scheduled this season, and we hope they will more

Full SSE Airtricity League TV schedule:-

02/03/2018 - Cork City v Bohemians, 7.30pm, RTE
09/03/2018 - Dundalk v Cork City, 8pm, eirSport
23/03/2018 - Waterford v Shamrock Rovers, 7.30pm, RTE
13/04/2018 - Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, 8pm, eirSport
20/04/2018 - Bohemians v Cork City, 8pm, eirSport

Cork City Airtricity Premier League Stats:

  • Lost just 2 home league games in last 25 
  • 1 clean sheet in 4 league games this season 

Shamrock Rovers Airtricity Premier League Stats:

  • Scored 12 goals in last 2 games 
  • 5 away clean sheets in the league last season (Just 1 against a top 6 side)
KEY STAT: Both teams have scored in last 3 league meetings 

Irish Premier League Betting Prediction: 

Cork Win @ 7/10
Over 2.5 Goals @ 17/20
Cork Win & BTTS @ 13/5