Cork vs Dublin Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds - All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final

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TournamentAll Ireland Hurling Quarter Final
Timetable22nd June, 13:15 GMT
PredictionCork To Win!
OddsCork to win 1.11
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Cork take on Dublin in the All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final on Saturday the 22nd of June. Throw in is 13:15 GMT. The match is part of a double header with the second Quarter Final between Clare and Wexford following this one. The match takes place in Semple Stadium in Thurles and will be live on RTE 2 for Irish viewers and on GAA Go for those who wish to view it outside Ireland. The two teams have had contrasting championships to this point. Dublin started strong and got to a Leinster Final versus Kilkenny but were very poor on the day and looked like they were not good enough for the stage of a Leinster Final losing comfortably on a scoreline of 3-28 to 1-18.

On the other hand, Cork started their championship poorly losing their opening two games to Waterford and Clare and it looked like they would head out of the championship. They responded with a morale boosting victory over All Ireland champions Limerick by 2 points before hammering Tipperary meaning they would finish 3rd in Munster, failing to make the Munster Final but making it to the ‘All Ireland’ preliminary Quarter final where they would face and beat Joe McDonagh champions Offaly on a scoreline of 4-25 to 3-19. Cork look to be getting stronger as the championship develops and Dublin will be reeling after the Leinster Final so this could be another tough day for them.

🏆 Cork vs Dublin Prediction All Ireland Hurling Championship

This battle between Cork and Dublin is an intriguing one because all signs point to a Cork win. They are scoring more, they are more confident and they probably have more quality in their team. However, we have seen countless times in hurling that you have to be on your game 100% or else you will be beaten. The modern hurling game is about intensity and hard work and if you do not produce both these attributes in a game you can be beaten by anybody. Dublin showed neither of these attributes in their Leinster Final versus Kilkenny. They were second to every ball and looked extremely off the pace.

Kilkenny were stronger on the day but Dublin have shown this year that they are capable of producing performances like in the victory over Galway. They will need to up their performance levels significantly to deal with the high energy of Cork who are improving dramatically as the championship goes on. They look best positioned to challenge Limerick and stop their drive for five All Ireland’s in a row, it is just a pity that if Cork do beat Dublin they face Limerick in the semi final, as a neutral fan I would love to see that at the All Ireland final. Cork looks very strong and they will need to be well below their levels not to win this one. I am going for a Cork victory.

Verdict: Cork to Win

Cork vs Dublin Performance Analysis

In the championship to this point Dublin have scored a total of 11-142 across 6 games. If we are to look at their average score tally per game this works out at 1.83-23.6 which can be rounded to 1-24. Cork have scored 15-132 across just 5 championship matches. This works out at an average points total per game of 3-26.4 which can be rounded to 3-26.

Cork’s tally is more impressive not only because they have scored more but they did so against arguably better opposition with Dublin’s average being slightly skewed by scoring 3-32 versus Antrim whereas Cork managed to score 3-24 and 3-26 against Clare and Limerick respectively, the two teams who made it to the Munster Final.

💯 Cork vs Dublin Betting Odds All Ireland Hurling Championship

Cork are the overwhelming favourites in the odds with the bookmakers. Cork have had a strong championship to this point responding to early Munster defeats to Waterford and Clare with wins versus Tipperary and more notably Limerick in a classic game winning 3-28 to 3-26. There was a lot of positivity around Dublin also after they made it to the Leinster final against Kilkenny but this positivity evaporated after they were hammered 1-18 to 3-28. Cork are heavy favourites with the bookmakers and this is probably justified and can be seen at these betting sites.

Cork vs Dublin: Match Winner

The odds for the match winner from selected GAA Hurling betting sites can be seen below.

Cork to Win1.111.11
Dublin to Win7.507.00

✔️ Cork vs Dublin Betting Tips

Cork and Dublin is an intriguing one and here are some tips if you are unsure or if you have free bets.

Tip 1: Cork to Win as part of an accumulator

Cork are much the favourites for this one and with good reason. They look the best place to challenge Limerick this year for the All Ireland crown and are growing in confidence as the championship develops. They have won their last 3 championship games after starting off their season with 2 tight defeats, by 3 points to Waterford and by 2 points to Clare. They have put in brilliant performances since then beating eventual Munster champions Limerick and also hammering Tipperary to secure 3rd place and a spot in the preliminary Quarter Final where they would beat Offaly on a scoreline of 4-25 to 3-19, a 9 point victory.

Cork look strong and they should win this one against a Dublin side who will be licking their wounds after a 16 point defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster Final. The momentum Dublin had built this year especially after the win versus Galway to get to the Leinster Final could be well and truly extinguished after that morale deflating defeat. They would have gone into that game with high hopes of putting it up to Kilkenny and maybe even getting the victory but their performance was nothing like Leinster champions. Cork’s odds of 1.11 are not good for a stand alone bet but are perfect for an accumulator as it is highly likely they will be victorious Saturday.

Tip 2: Cork handicap -8.5

Cork are fresh off a 9 point win versus Offaly, who got 2 late goals to make the scoreline closer. Before that they hammered Tipperary in the Munster championship on a scoreline of 4-30 to 1-21, a winning margin of 12 points. Cork will be full of confidence following these comfortable wins whereas Dublin will be the opposite. Dublin are fresh off a 16 point defeat in the Leinster final and the scoreline could have been more. They will need to rapidly improve to keep pace with Cork’s high scoring. As touched upon in the performance analysis section Dublin average 1-24 per game while Cork average 3-26, which if these averages were taken as the score Saturday, it would be a 8 point victory for the Rebel county Cork. These averages are only a guide and Cork have had some high scoring performances against sides of a high calibre than the ones Dublin have faced with Cork’s scoring 3-24 versus Clare and 3-26 versus Limerick more impressive than Dublin’s 3-32 versus Antrim and 1-24 versus Carlow because of the nature of the opposition. A handicap of -8.5 for this one at the weekend seems about right and it can be got from Directionbet Sports at odds of 1.85.

Tip 3: Patrick Horgan to score a goal anytime

Patrick Horgan scored 1-10 last weekend versus Offaly as he closes in on TJ Reid's championship scoring record. He has a chance to surpass this as Horgan will play again this weekend before Reid plays for Kilkenny in 2 weeks time. Horgan is now just 10 points behind Reid in the all time charts after his impressive display versus Offaly, with his goal helping to close the gap. He is one of the greats of the game and deserves to be leading scorer, at least until Reid inevitably passes him out next time he plays. The two legends are just that, legends and Horgan has every chance of surpassing the Kilkenny man this weekend. He could do it by continuously putting the ball over the bar as he has done throughout his career but a goal would go a long way in securing the record for the time being. There is also a great chance for Cork to win the All Ireland championship, something Horgan has never done. He will be determined this weekend to not only break the record but also send Cork into a semi final versus Limerick, so I think he will hit the back of the net and achieve both.

1️⃣ Cork Update

Last 5 Games
Offaly 3-19
Cork 4-25
All Ireland Preliminary Quarter Final
Tipperary 1-21
Cork 4-30
Munster Championship Round 4 -
Cork 3-28
Limerick 3-26
Munster Championship Round 3
Cork 3-24
Clare 3-26
Munster Championship Round 2
Waterford 2-25
Cork 1-25
Munster Championship Round 1

2️⃣ Dublin Update

Last 5 Games
Dublin 1-18
Kilkenny 3-28
Leinster Hurling Final
Galway 1-24
Dublin 2-27
Leinster Championship Round 5 -
Dublin 2-23
Kilkenny 1-28
Leinster Championship Round 4
Dublin 3-32
Antrim 1-18
Leinster Championship Round 3
Carlow 0-22
Dublin 1-24
Leinster Championship Round 2

👕 Cork vs Dublin - Potential Lineups

Goalkeeper P. Collins S. Brennan Goalkeeper
Right Corner-Back N. O’Leary J. Bellew Right Corner-Back
Full-Back E. Downey E. O’Donnell Full-Back
Left Corner-Back S. O’Donoghue P. Smyth Left Corner-Back
Right Half-Back T. O’Mahony C. Crummey Right Half-Back
Centre Half-Back R. Downey C. Donohoe Centre Half-Back
Left Half-Back M. Coleman P. Doyle Left Half-Back
Midfielder C. Joyce B. Hayes Midfielder
Midfielder D. Fitzgibbon C. Burke Midfielder
Right Half-Forward D. Dalton D. Sutcliffe Right Half-Forward
Centre Half-Forward S. Barrett D. Burke Centre Half-Forward
Left Half-Forward C. Lehane S. Currie Left Half-Forward
Right Corner-Forward P. Horgan F. Whitely Right Corner-Forward
Full Forward A. Connolly D. Purcell Full Forward
Left Corner-Forward B. Hayes R. Hayes Left Corner Forward

✒️ Jack Guing – Expert Tipster

I am Jack Guing and I am 23 years old and hail from County Offaly in Ireland. I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Maynooth University and a Master’s degree in Sports Performance from University of Limerick. I am passionate about sport especially performance analysis in sport.