Cork City's Alan Bennett envisages further "twists and turns" after crucial Dundalk clash

The top two go head-to-head at Oriel Park with just a point separating them

Alan Bennett, Cork City

Alan Bennett ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Cork City midfielder Alan Bennett does not believe that their head to head fixture with Dundalk will be 100% decisive in terms of the destination of the League of Ireland title.

With 27 matches played each, just one point separates leaders and reigning champions Dundalk from Cork ahead of the 7.05pm kick off at Oriel Park.

A victory for Cork away from home would lift them two points above their title rivals with five games to go.

But Bennett believes there is still too much football to be played before the season's end.

"I think regardless of what happens, there will be a few more twists and turns. The way the league is going, the fixtures are on top of each other. It's really testing both our squad and their squad. So it'll be a good game I think," he said. 

Both sides will also go head-to-head in the 2016 FAI Cup final, which is a repeat of last season's decider.