Friday from 21:45 Stadium Carlisle Grounds, Bray Wanderers will host the St Patrick’s Athletic in the knockout round in the Irish Cup.
The hosts have reached this stage of the competition after they passed Mervue quarters with the score 2: 0, both goals in that match was marked by Byrne. After 25 rounds of the championship Bray is the last position with only 20 points and a goal difference of 29-53. The coach of Bray, Pat Devlin’s team has a big problem that 10 stage has not managed a win, the morale down.
The guests have arrived without problems in optimal after the tour went smoothly previous UCD score 4: 0. St Patrick Ireland occupies the first position in the championship and is in a pretty good shape, with 3 wins and one draw in the last 4 matches in domestic competitions.
The last direct confrontation between the two teams took place two months ago, the Richmond Park where St Patrick won with the score 2: 0. In the 34 direct matches, statistics are clearly in favor of the St Patrick who had 24 wins against only 6 of those at Bray Wanderers.
As a show and quotas, St Patrick is the clear favorite for this match, a match that will end in a draw if it will be replayed. We believe that our guests can win today, the difference between the two teams is quite high, which was seen in the championship, where St Patrick ranks 1 and Bray Wanderers last, 12th place which will send second league in Ireland .