Cork City vs Shamrock Rovers
League: League of Ireland Regular Season
Date: Sunday, 26th May 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:45
Venue: Turners Cross
Cork City and Shamrock Rovers measure their strength at Turner’s Cross in a match for the 16th round of the Premier League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 17-03-2017, Cork City won out by (1-2). The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who in the last 7 games won 4, tied 1 and lost 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium in 16 -09-2016, for the Premier League, Cork City won by (3-0). S. Maguire (7 ‘), G. Bolger (89’) and G. Buckley (90 ‘) scored Cork City goals. The home / off condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 1st and 5th of the league table, it is actually a showdown between the 1st ranked home games and the 9th as a visitor.
Cork City :
The home team is currently in 1st place with 43 points, after 14 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate game, he won at home against Drogheda United by (5-0). In the last match, he won out against Sligo Rovers for (1-2). This is a team that usually win more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 22 outside and 21 points in their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 4 suffered as a visitor, against 23 goals scored and 3 suffered at home.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 7 victories in the last home games and did not lose any of the last 15 matches. In the matches played in his stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1-0 (4 in 7 matches) and at the end of the match 2-1 (3 in 7 matches). His attack has marked regularly, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of his last 15 Premier League games, of these 13 came to the break in lead in 10 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 12 .
Cork City arrive at this match motivated by having achieved a victory in the field of Sligo, by 1-2, the second successive victory in the Irish championship. Because of this good moment, the home team continues quietly in the 1st position of the championship. In this day, against the Shamrock, the trainer John Caulfield must act with the same strategy, that is to say, it will privilege the possession of ball and the attacks by the bands. Sean Maguire is Cork City’s top scorer with 13 goals scored. Conor McCormack will not be available as he is suspended.
Shamrock Rovers :
The visiting team is currently in 5th place, with 22 points won, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out to Derry City (3-1). In the last game, won at home against Galway by (2-0). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, having won 6 outside and 16 points in their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 14 suffered as a visitor, against 12 goals scored and 8 suffered at home. For the championship, Shamrock Rovers conquered 6 points in 21 possible, after 2 victories and 5 losses in the last 7 parties that disputed like visitor. In their matches for the home league the most frequent final score was 2-1 (3 in 7 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, reason why it has not presented great solidity defensive, but its attack has marked regularly, since that always marked at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in all 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Shamrock come to this game after a 2-0 home victory over Galway, adding to their fourth win in the last five games: Miele and Shaw scored goals in the win. In the home team, the manager will play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, focusing on defense and defense, and in trying to find some space in the opposition’s defensive line. Graham Burke is the best scorer of the visitors, with 4 goals scored. For this match the coach can not count on Byrne, injured, in addition to Sean Boyd, suspended.
Cork City vs Shamrock Rovers Head to Head [H2H]:
17.03.17 PD Shamrock Rovers Cork City 1 : 2
16.09.16 PD Cork City Shamrock Rovers 3 : 0
09.09.16 FAI Shamrock Rovers Cork City 0 : 5
24.06.16 PD Shamrock Rovers Cork City 0 : 0
25.04.16 PD Cork City Shamrock Rovers 2 : 0
Cork City are undefeated in their last 15 Premier League games in a row
Cork City have won their last 14 home league games
Cork City are undefeated at half time in their last 15 home Premier League games in a row
Cork City have won at half time/full time all of their last 5 home league matches
Cork City have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches against Shamrock Rovers in Premier League
Cork City are undefeated in 42 of their last 46 Premier League games
Cork City are unbeaten in 19 of their last 20 home Premier League games
Cork City haven’t lost a match in 17 of their last 18 matches in Premier League
Cork City are unbeaten in 15 of their last 17 home games against Shamrock Rovers in Premier League
Cork City are on a run of 11 wins in their last 12 league games
Shamrock Rovers have been defeated in 4 of their last 5 away Premier League games
Both teams scored in 12 of Shamrock Rovers’s last 16 games in Premier League
Both teams scored in 7 of Shamrock Rovers’s last 8 away Premier League matches
Cork City to Win.