Cork City have won each of their last five Republic of Ireland First Division meetings with Athlone Town; they’ve never previously won 25 league games in a row against the Athlone Town.
Athlone Town have won just two of their 15 Republic of Ireland First Division away games against Cork City (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Republic of Ireland First Division meetings between Cork City and Athlone Town have finished level, with the Cork City winning 77 to Athlone Town four. Only Cork City v Athlone Town and Cork City v Athlone Town have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cork City have the best win rate in Republic of Ireland First Division derbies, with the Cork City winning 50 of their 32 such games (88%). Meanwhile, only Athlone Town (17%) have a lower such win rate than Athlone Town (10% - 90%).
Cork City haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cork City went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Athlone Town are looking to win their opening two away Republic of Ireland First Division matches of a season for the 26 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Republic of Ireland First Division games, after Cork City in 09/04/2021.
Cork City have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 23 Republic of Ireland First Division games, as many times as they had in their previous 94 matches in the competition.
Athlone Town boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Republic of Ireland First Division matches against Cork City, since winning his very first such encounter with Cork City in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Cork City has been involved in 42 of Cork City’s 11 shots in the Republic of Ireland First Division so far this season (51 shots, 34 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 59 efforts last time out against Cork City (45 shots, 32 chances created).
Athlone Town has been involved in six goals in his 19 Republic of Ireland First Division games against Cork City (71 goals, 100 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 20 vs Athlone Town).