Bohemian’s last 5 home games in the league reads, 3 wins and 2 defeats, with 3 cleans sheets, scoring 13 goals conceding only 3. You’ve to stretch back however to August 3rd for Bohs’ last home game in the league.
Cork City’s away form in the last 5 league games is as follows, 4 wins and 1 defeat with 1 clean sheet, scoring 11 goals conceding 5. Just like Bohemians, Cork hasn’t been on the road in the league since the 3rd of August.
On the match itself, it should be a great game to watch.
Bohemians’ form of late is remarkable only losing once in their last seven in all competitions and that came at the hands of Dundalk in Oriel Park.
Cork’s recent form has been a bit of mixed bag in the league dropping points of late to Sligo Rovers and St Patricks Athletic, both games being in Turners Cross. Cork got back to winning ways last week thrashing Longford Town 7-0 away from home in the FAI Cup.
Bohemians had no league game last week as they were on duty in the Irn-Bru Cup away to Peterhead in Scotland last Saturday running out 1-0 winners. This season both teams have met each other three times already in the league with Cork City winning all three ties, keeping clean sheets in each games.
Bohemians are going to be without; Ryan Materson (Quad), Danny Grant will also sit this one out with a virus. Darragh Leahy is a slight doubt with a groin injury. Ryan Swan will remain out for the rest of the season with a cruciate injury.
For Cork, Colm Horgan is set to miss this game with the same injury he suffered a number of weeks ago. Johnny Dunleavy and Sean McLoughlin are both set to miss out on this game, and Alan Bennett will be put through his paces before the game to see if he can make the match day squad after picking up a knock against Longford last weekend.
For me this game is going to be tight and cagey, Bohs’ recent home form suggests this isn’t going to be an easy task for travelling favourites Cork City.
Cork have the advantage of winning all previous encounters this season against the Bohs. They can’t afford to lose this game with Dundalk sitting 6 points clear as it stands.
Team news suggests Cork are going to be light on defenders for this game. I’m going to stick the neck on the line and say Bohs will pick up their first point of the season against Cork.
Draw And Under 2.5 Goals @14/5