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Bray Wanderers will be hosting visiting opponents Cork City at Carlisle Grounds in the First Division match on Friday.
Our Bray Wanderers v Cork City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Bray Wanderers head into this fixture following a 1-1 First Division drawn game versus Cobh Ramblers.
Over their past 6 games, Gary Cronin's Bray Wanderers have hit the back of the net 5 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
Analysis of their past results shows that Bray Wanderers:
- have left without a victory over Cork City in their previous 7 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Treaty United in First Division action, Cork City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The stats don’t lie, and Cork City have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. Defensively, The Rebel Army seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Looking at their past form shows that Cork City:
- are undefeated by Bray Wanderers in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 15 league games. They clearly need to do something about it.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs going back to 16/07/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to Bray Wanderers. They have not managed to register any victories whatsoever while Cork City have just been too good for them, winning in 100% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined total of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 2 of them from The Seagulls and 19 belonging to The Rebel Army. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Premier Division match day 36 on 26/10/2018 when it ended Cork City 5-1 Bray Wanderers.
The match was refereed by Sean Grant.
Team News: Cork City
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Cork City manager Colin Healy doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’re inclined to think that Cork City might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this Bray Wanderers outfit who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a 1-0 victory for Bray Wanderers when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carlisle Grounds (7,000)
Captain: Paul Keegan
Chairman: Niall O’Driscoll
Manager: Gary Cronin
Competitions: First Division position 7