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Cork City v Burnley Match Preview | Club Friendlies Betting Tips

Kick-off: 13 July 2018 – 19:00 UK time

Venue: Turner’s Cross, Cork

Cork City v Burnley: Team News

Burnley will hit the court for the first time in the off-season period on Friday when they travel to neighbouring Ireland to play their champions Cork City at Turner’s Cross. The Rebel Army should be in a much stronger competitive from given they are midway through the season and the friendly could give them a nice opportunity to take the Premier League opposition scalp and boost up the confidence ahead of the reverse fixture of the Champions league qualifications against Legia Warsaw.

The head coach John Caulfield will likely give rest to some of his main stars, even though we’d not be surprised to see them on the court to feature at least one half of the game. Cork City are going through a tough period at the moment as they are winless in four subsequent games in all competitions (if we count the 1-4 loss to Portsmouth in a friendly played at the start of the month).

Cork City v Burnley: Head to Head Stats

The two teams played each other just once in the past. The match took place five years ago and it also had a friendly character. Clarets picked up a comfortable 0-3 victory back then.

Cork City v Burnley: Prediction

Cork City look to be losing ground on their main domestic rivals Dundalk in the battle for the silverware given that the Lilywhites escaped on a four-point distance at the very top of the Premier Division standings. They failed to find he back of the net in subsequent matches against Shamrock Rovers (0-0 draw in the league) and Legia Warsaw (0-1 loss in the Champions League.

The bookies see Clarets as 1.12 favourites to grab the victory in their maiden game of the pre-season. Even though Caulfield will certainly rest his main players for the Legia rematch, I see a nice value with the Rebel Army not to lose by two or more goals at the 2.50 odds. You can also try with the Under 2.5 goals FT at the sky-high 4.00 odds.

Cork City v Burnley: Betting Tips

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