Cork City -v- Dundalk Preview

Updated: May 3, 2012

Cork City will go into this game on the back of two wins from three and will be confident of victory over a young Dundalk side who have only scored four goals from nine games all season.

Cork look to be a home banker and will be bidding to win their second consecutive game for the first time this season after last Friday’s impressive win over Shels at Tolka Park and are 4/6 to win this game at Turners’ Cross.

Having beaten Derry 2-1 at the Brandywell two weeks ago, the Lilywhites followed that impressive win with a tepid 0-2 home reverse to Bohs last week.

Dundalk are 9/2 to pull off an upset, but Cork look a banker here.  A Cork/Derry double is best priced at 3/1 and looks worth a punt.

TEAM NEWS: Jamie Murphy is ruled out with an ankle injury, while Stephen Mulcahy, Kevin Murray and Neal Horgan all remain sidelined with knee injuries. John Dunleavy (knee), Shane Duggan (thigh), Shane O’Connor (foot) and Tadhg Purcell (flu) are doubts.

Manager Tommy Dunne told “Dundalk have had a similar start to ourselves, with some good results and some not so good results so far this season. Although they lost last week, any team that goes to the Brandywell and claims a win has to be respected. They do have a young side, but they are game and they are fit. Seán McCaffrey is an experienced manager and he will have them well organised, so it will be a tough game, but I think we have shown that we are good when we attack and we can cause teams problems.

“Regardless of who we play here, we need to make Turner’s Cross a fortress and I think we are slowly but surely getting there. This is like every home game in that we see it as an opportunity for us to put another three points on the board, but we know we will have to play well if we want to claim the win.”

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