Waterford United vs Cork City Match Preview and Prediction
On Friday evening (UK time) 16 August, Waterford United will are playing Cork City at Waterford Regional Sports Centre with a 7:45pm kick-off. This is a Premier Division game.
This fixture has no official UK TV coverage. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores.
Keep reading for the preview and match prediction.
The detail in the preview introduces the main stats in this fixture and finalises Frog's thinking behind the value. Read on for Frog's thoughts.
Betting Odds for Waterford United vs Cork City
Backers of the hosts can get 2.7 about Waterford United with William Hill; any backers of the visitors will be offered 2.75 about Cork City with Bet365. Bet365 will give you 3.2 for the draw.
On the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.43 with Unibet. Alternatively, the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.57 if you check out Bet365.
Frog has also reviewed the odds for the BTTS market. "Yes" is available at 1.87 with Bet Victor. Otherwise, "No" can be taken at 2.02 for account holders at Unibet.
Head To Head
In their most recent head-to-head, Waterford United played Cork City in April. It was a Premier Division clash. The winners after 90 minutes were Waterford United - with a margin of 2-0.
In ten years, the sides have met 17 times. Waterford United have won in 6 of them. And Cork City have won 9 times. The other 2 matches ended in a draw.
Over the course of these matches, there has been an average of 2.94 goals each match. Waterford United have scored an average of 0.94. Cork City score an average of 2.0 per match.
Looking specifically at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 52% of the matches between these sides. The home side has secured the win 35% of the time.
Waterford United have 27 points in The Premier Division, which puts them in 7th place.
Looking over the last year, they have played 42 matches. They have 19 wins; 7 draws; and 16 losses. This gives Waterford United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 45%-16%-38%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.55 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.29.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 50% (10 wins) from the most recent 20 home fixtures. 15% (3) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 35% (7) resulting in a loss for the home side.
On average they have scored 1.8 times when at home in this same period; they have conceded 1.1.
In their last ten matches they have scored 10 times - 4 of these matches have been wins for them. The total number of times both Waterford United and the other team have scored in these games is 4 out of the ten. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 5 from these ten. They have scored at least once in each of their last 3 matches.
At the moment, Cork City have 27 points in the league, putting them in 8th position.
There is a total of 49 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 16 wins; 13 draws; and 20 losses. In other words, Cork City have won 32%, drawn 26%, and lost 40% of their recent matches.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.33 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.2.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 31% (7 wins) from the most recent 22 away fixtures. 27% (6) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 40% (9) ending in a loss.
On average they have scored 1.23 goals when away from home in this period while they have conceded 1.27.
Their recent performance, both home and away, shows that they have a total of 6 goals in their last ten matches and in this time they have a win rate of 10%. The total number of times both Cork City and the other team have scored in these games is 5 out of the ten. There has been 2 matches with over 2.5 goals.
Frog's betting tip for Waterford United vs Cork City
Having seen data to make a case for any result in this one, Frog sees this as a match-up in which both teams should have moments of success over the 90 minutes. And will they put away their chances? Yes.
If you like the sound of this verdict, you can get involved with Bet Victor who are offering 1.87 on the Yes side of BTTS. Frog likes the value in this one. Followers must do their own research prior to betting.