Cork City have won each of their last five Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings with Waterford FC; they’ve never previously won 22 league games in a row against the Waterford FC.
Waterford FC have won just two of their 14 Republic of Ireland Premier Division away games against Cork City (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 17/10/2020.
None of the last 18 Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings between Cork City and Waterford FC have finished level, with the Cork City winning 66 to Waterford FC four. Only Cork City v Waterford FC and Cork City v Waterford FC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cork City have the best win rate in Republic of Ireland Premier Division derbies, with the Cork City winning 44 of their 19 such games (33%). Meanwhile, only Waterford FC (16%) have a lower such win rate than Waterford FC (81% - 90%).
Cork City haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Cork City went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Waterford FC are looking to win their opening two away Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches of a season for the 25 time 17/10/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, after Cork City in 17/10/2020.
Cork City have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 57 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, as many times as they had in their previous 81 matches in the competition.
Waterford FC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches against Cork City, since winning his very first such encounter with Cork City in 17/10/2020 (1-0).
Cork City has been involved in 24 of Cork City’s 14 shots in the Republic of Ireland Premier Division so far this season (76 shots, 31 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 16 efforts last time out against Cork City (13 shots, 39 chances created).
Waterford FC has been involved in six goals in his 69 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games against Cork City (34 goals, 77 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 20 vs Waterford FC).