Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Match Info
Date: Thursday July 11 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Turner’s Cross
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)
Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Head-To-Head Record
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Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Stats
- This is Cork City’s first ever competitive match against a team from Luxembourg
- Progres Niederkorn have made one previous visit to the Republic of Ireland, losing 3-0 to Shamrock Rovers in the first qualifying round of the 2015-16 Europa League
- Progres have lost 11 of their 12 European away matches
Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Match Preview
A clash with Rangers in the next Europa League qualifying round is a big incentive for these clubs and Cork City are backed to give themselves a flying start to this tie.
Progres Niederkorn are no strangers to visiting the British Isles. This is their 13th European tie and five of them have been against teams from the UK and Ireland, four of them since 2015.
Of course, the Luxembourg club are best known for knocking out Rangers at the first hurdle of this competition two years ago when the Glasgow giants were beginning their ill-fated spell with Pedro Caixinha in charge.
If Progres get the better of Cork then Rangers, who won their opening match 4-0 in Gibraltar on Tuesday, will obviously be thirsting for revenge – and you have to say they have improved considerably since Steven Gerrard took charge.
But let’s focus on the matter at hand and Progres have already won a tie in this season’s competition, beating the students of Cardiff Metropolitan University on away goals despite losing in the suburbs of the Welsh capital.
Cork, who finished second to Dundalk in the League of Ireland last season, are having a much poorer campaign this time around, but they should still be too good for Progres and are fancied to gain a comfortable win against a side who generally struggle on their travels.
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Cork City vs Progres Niederkorn Betting Tips
Cork City to win @ 8/11 with William Hill
Cork City HT/FT @ 7/4 with bet365