2023 Irish FAI Cup Semi-Finals Predictions, Odds & Previews
In this post you can find our 2023 FAI Cup semi-finals predictions and odds as we preview the penultimate round of domestic cup football.
2023 FAI Cup Semi-Final Fixtures
Galway United v Bohemians | 2.40pm, Saturday, October 7th
Cork City v St Patrick’s Athletic | 2.40pm, Sunday, October 8th
The 2023 Sports Direct FAI Cup is the 103rd edition of the Republic of Ireland’s figure-head national cup competition and the winner of the competition earns automatic qualification for the 2024–25 UEFA Europa Conference League.
2022 FAI Cup Champions
The 2022 winners of the competition were Derry City following their victory over Shelbourne but with both sides eliminated from the competition, we will have a different final in the Aviva this season!
Galway v Bohemians
When? 2.40 pm, Saturday 7th October
Where? Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway
How To Watch? RTÉ 1
MATCH BETTING ODDS
Galway can be gotten at 15/8, Bohemians are 23/20, while the draw is 12/5.
First Division Champions Galway have one more task this season: win the FAI Cup, and albeit a tall task with them the only First Division side remaining, their 4-1 victory over Dundalk in the Semi-Final proves it would be foolish to underestimate the Tribesman.
Galway last won the competition back during the 1990-91 season where they defeated Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in the final.
Galway United’s Path To The FAI Cup Semi-Final
First Round – Galway United 4-1 Bangor Celtic
Second Round –UCD 1-5 Galway United
Quarter Final – Galway United 4-0 Dundalk
— FAIreland (@FAIreland) October 3, 2023
Bohemians are fourth on the table in the league and still harbour hopes of qualifying for European Football next season automatically through the league. However, their best hope could be an FAI Cup victory, with just two more wins needed to secure the same fate through the cup.
Bohemians last won the competition in 2008 when they beat Derry City 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 result AET.
Bohemians Path To The FAI Cup Semi-Final
First Round –Bohemians 1-1 Shelbourne
Second Round –Bohemians 6-0 Rockmount
Quarter-Final – Drogheda United 1-3 Bohemians
🏆 For fans not travelling to Galway on Saturday, our Sports Direct Men’s FAI Cup semi-final will be shown on a big screen in front of the Jodi Stand at Dalymount Park
❤️🖤 All welcome
🍻 Bars open 12.30pm
⚽️ Stick around as we host Wexford in the SSE Airtricity WPD afterwards pic.twitter.com/ONf81pUL5E
— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) October 3, 2023
Galway v Bohemians Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Galway 2-1 Bohemians AET
Best Bet: Draw @ 12/5
Click Below For All Our Galway United v Bohemians Odds
Cork City v St Patrick’s Athletic
When? 2.40 pm, Sunday 8th October
Where? Turners Cross, Cork
How To Watch? RTÉ 1
MATCH BETTING ODDS
Cork City are 23/10, St Patrick’s Athletic are EVS and the draw is 23/10.
It’s been a strange season on Leeside, their Premier Division status remains very precarious and will likely boil down to a relegation/play-off game in the coming weeks against a First Division outfit.
The FAI Cup has often been kind to the club. It has been a source of comfort for the club this season and following three First Division draws they find themselves in a Semi-Final with a puncher’s chance of success and European Football next year.
Cork City’s Path To The FAI Cup Semi-Final
First Round – Treaty 0-2 Cork City
Second Round – Cork City 3-0 Waterford
Quarter-Final – Cork City 2-1 Wexford
St Patrick’s Athletic have had an excellent season since Jon Daly came in as manager following the departure of Tim Clancy. So much so that they still have trophy aspirations in the Premier Division and the FAI Cup (albeit the former trophy is unlikely it remains very much possible).
They overcame a scare against Finn Harps last round and are now two wins away from winning the FAI Cup for the first time since their success in 2021.
— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) October 4, 2023
St Pats Path To The FAI Cup Semi-Final
First Round – St Patricks Athletic 1-2 Longford Town
Second Round –Derry City 0-0 AET (3-4 Penalties) St Patricks Athletic
Quarter-Final – Finn Harps 1-2 St Patrick’s Athletic
Cork City v St Patrick’s Athletic Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Cork City 1-3 St Patrick’s Athletic
Best Bet: St Patrick’s Athletic EVS
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*Prices subject to fluctuation
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