Derry City vs Bray Wanderers: Preview and Predictions

Derry City vs Bray Wanderers Irish Premier Division 21st May 2018

Derry City vs Bray Wanderers
Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).

Derry City have been in a very unpredictable spell of form and they’ve failed to connect any two same results in a row since April and draws against Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers. They host Bray Wanderers for their Matchday 19 clash on Monday evening just days after the clash at St. Patrick’s Athletic, looking to bounce back from a thrashing 1-4 home loss to Dundalk!

The loss to Dundalk came as only first since September, though, and ended a streak of 11 games Kenny Shiels’ men have gone unbeaten at Brandywell Stadium. We thus don’t believe they’ll be distraught despite inconsistency and we expect a very motivated outfit on the day.

Bray Wanderers should not be the same sort of a challenge either as they travel to Derry as rock-bottomed side with just eight points earned in 17 games. They have been very poor on the road and earned just one point so far, with seven consecutive losses suffered since late February and no goals scored on four of those occasions.

Derry City vs Bray Wanderers: Head-to-head

Wanderers have beaten Derry City in four of their last five matches, though, with just one loss seen along the way.

Derry have bagged a 5-1 win in the sides’ last head-to-head match at this ground.

We are used to seeing many goals in their clashes, with three or more coming in all of their last six.

Derry City vs Bray Wanderers: Prediction

We will now back Derry to bag the all-important points and connect their second home win over the rivals in a row at 1.60, capitalizing on Bray Wanderers’ woes on the road and keeping up with the Premier Division top 3 midway through the campaign.

With their recent head-to-head clashes and goal scoring tallies, we do believe we’re in for another high-scoring match on the day. We’ll thus also back Over 2.5 goals FT, which does look like a great way to go about the goals market at 1.80, as we regularly see attacking approaches from the rivals and goals on both ends.

Derry City vs Bray Wanderers: Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 1.60
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80