Bray Wanderers vs Derry City
Irish Premier Division
Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Carlisle Grounds (Bray).
Bray host Derry City as Carlisle Grounds are ready for the farewell from the top flight on Monday evening. It will be the last home fixture of the season for the Seagulls who have really been the most unpleasant surprise of the entire Premier Division campaign.
The hosts will finish rock bottom regardless of what happens in last two rounds of the competition, but we can say this will be their last chance to snatch any points given they are to travel to runners-up Cork City for the last round fixture.
Derry City also had a dreadful campaign full of ups and downs so far. They saw a massive downswing compared to the previous term when they challenged the top three spots, finishing fourth at the end. The Candystripes will finish this season in the bottom half of the ladder, but still safe from relegation being 15 points ahead of Limerick in ninth.
Bray Wanderers vs Derry City: Head-to-head
Derry City completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won 31, drew 16 and lost only 11 of 58 encounters against Bray.
Five or more goals were seen in four consecutive head to head games before last two H2H games (2-1 and 2-0 respectively).
Bray Wanderers vs Derry City Prediction
It’s really hard to predict anything else but a comprehensive away victory here knowing the Seagulls lost ten on the bounce across competitions heading into this. The most recent of tough failures came on Friday evening when Bohemians cruised past Bray netting five goals without conceding a single at Carlisle Grounds.
The visitors have also been in poor touch recently losing four of last five games in all competitions. Kenny Shiels’ men were pretty easy to break down in the process allowing three goals on three separate occasions in the process.
We’ll be brave enough and predict a goal fest, expecting five or more to be scored on Monday night at Carlisle Grounds. Neither of the two teams will be particularly interested in defending their own goal practically having nothing to play for on the occasion.
Bray Wanderers vs Derry City Bet Tips
Over 4.5 goals FT @ 14/5 (3.80).