Cork v Kilkenny Prediction, Preview & Odds – National Hurling League
We have a Cork v Kilkenny prediction along with the betting odds for you ahead of another weekend of National Hurling League action.
How To Watch Cork v Kilkenny
When is Cork v Kilkenny
7.30 pm, Saturday, February 10th
Who is the Referee?
Where is Cork v Kilkenny
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.
Cork v Kilkenny Odds
|Cork v Kilkenny Betting Odds
Cork are 4/6 favourites for this game according to the latest hurling odds at Boylesports. Kilkenny can be backed at 13/8 while the draw is priced up at 15/2.
Cork: -1 @ 5/6
Kilkenny: +1 @ 11/10
Handicap Draw: -1 @ 9/1
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Cork Team News
Cork have announced their team to face Kilkenny on Saturday night.
Kilkenny Team News
Kilkenny have announced their team to play Cork on Saturday evening.
The Kilkenny team to face @OfficialCorkGAA in round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League on Saturday has been named.
🗓️ Saturday 10th February
📍Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh
The Kilkenny & Cork minors take to the pitch at 5:30pm for a challenge match.
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— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) February 8, 2024
Cork v Kilkenny Weather Forecast
Temperatures for Sunday’s clash are expected to range between 11 and 12 degrees, with 5mm of rain forecasted.
There is expected to be a fresh breeze with wind speeds estimated to be between 20-34 km/h.
Cork v Kilkenny Preview
Cork entered the 2024 season following a 2023 which saw them top Division 1 Group A with a record of 4 wins and 1 draw in a group which included Limerick, Galway, Clare, Wexford and Westmeath. They would then lose in the Semi-Final 0-22 to 2-22 against Kilkenny.
Cork underwhelmed in the Championship as they failed to get out of the Munster Championship with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses.
The Rebels opened their league campaign last weekend losing 1-25 to 2-19 to Clare and will be looking to earn their first win of the season against old rivals Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny came into the 2024 season following a 2023 which saw them finish in second spot in Division 1 Group B with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. Their group included Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin, Antrim and Laois.
In the semi-final against Cork they were comfortable winners on a scoreline of 0-22 to 2-22. However, they were disappointingly dispatched 2-20 to 0-15 against Limerick in the league final.
In the Championship last season the Cats finished second in Leinster’s round robin with a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. That earned them a spot in the Leinster Final against Galway who they beat courtesy of a last second goal, 4-21 to 2-26 was the full-time score.
Kilkenny then beat Clare in the All Ireland Semi-Final 2-22 to 1-22 before losing the final against Limerick 2-15 to 0-30.
Kilkenny opened their league campaign with a 2-16 to 2-16 draw against Wexford and so will also be looking to win their first game of 2024.
Cork v Kilkenny Rivalry
The Cork vs Kilkenny rivalry first dates back to 1894 and is considered one of the biggest rivalries in gaelic games.
As of 2021 the sides have met 29 times in the hurling championship including meeting 24 times at the All Ireland final stage, more than any other All Ireland hurling final fixture, (Kilkenny have won 13 of these finals compared to Cork’s 9 final wins with 2 draws).
Cork vs Kilkenny Previous Five Results
2023: Kilkenny won 2-22 to 0-22
2022: Cork won 1-28 to 2-20
2019: Cork won 2-15 to 1-16
2019: Kilkenny won 2-18 to 0-17
2018: Cork won 1-24 to 0-24
Cork have won 3 of the last 5 matches against Kilkenny.
Key Players To Watch
Cork captain and talisman Patrick Horgan might be due to turn 36 next May so this might be his last season to land that elusive All-Ireland success that his talents so richly deserve. He will be Cork’s primary scoring threat on Saturday particularly for his expert free-taking ability.
Another veteran of the game who has continued to age like a fine wine is T.J. Reid who turned 36 last November. His total of 2-73 total for Kilkenny last season made him a top-scorer in the Championship and another prime season seems to be in store before he eventually hands up his boots.
Cork v Kilkenny Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Cork 0-16 Kilkenny 3-16
Cork showed signs last season in particular that they were back to building something special in the county following their league performances before underwhelming in the Munster Championship.
Kilkenny might not be the quantity they once were which dominated Hurling for the best part of two decades but they remain a serious threat in the League and Championship.
I think Kilkenny are being overlooked here and I fancy their chances against Cork.
Best Bet: Kilkenny Win @ 13/8
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