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


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

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

Galway v Bohemians Prediction & Best Bet

Prediction: Galway 2-1 Bohemians AET

Best Bet: Draw @ 12/5

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Galway United v Bohemians Betting Odds - 2023 FAI Cup Semi-Final

Cork City v St Patrick’s Athletic

When? 2.40 pm, Sunday 8th October

Where? Turners Cross, Cork

How To Watch? RTÉ 1


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 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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Cork City v St Patrick's Athletic Betting Odds - 2023 FAI Cup Semi-Final

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