Derry City vs Dundalk
Ireland: Premier Division
Date: Friday, 5 July 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).
Dundalk are on a stellar run of form in the league, and despite getting off to rocky start in their trips on the road, the squad are currently undefeated in their last six away games. They made their last trip to the home of second-placed side Shamrock Rovers and came out with all three points in hand with the final score reading 1-0 at the end of the ninety minutes.
The away side were far more clinical in the eighteen-yard box than their opponents and finished the game with two shots on target out of their attempted eight.
The home team have been struggling to ensure a winning run of form on home soil, and have just two wins to their name in their last five games. Their last fixture against Finn Harps saw the home side register a comfortable win with the squad slotting four unanswered goals in the back of the net.
The away side are at the helm of the table with 55 points and are presently maintaining an eight-point advantage over Shamrock Rovers at second. The home side, on the other hand, are at fifth with 35 points and will be much more desperate for the three points with St Patricks close at their heels with 34 points.
Derry City vs Dundalk Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of their last five h2h clashes have finished in favor of Dundalk.
- Their last encounter finished in a 2-2 draw.
- Derry City have not kept a clean sheet against Dundalk in any of their last eight games.
- Dundalk last lost out to Derry City in 2017, with the score reading 3-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
Derry City vs Dundalk Prediction
The away side are the outright favorites to take the win and three points when the squads meet each other at the Brandywell Stadium on Friday.
The hosts lost two out of their last five games, without finding the back of the net at least once, but have managed to amass a total of seven goals from the other three matches. The squad have been inconsistent, both up front and at the back, and will have to get their act together if they are to stage an upset.
The visitors have been phenomenal in their last five games on the road, and have tallied a total of eleven goals to their name. The squad have also been very sound in their defensive third, and have recorded back to back clean sheets in all of those games.
We can certainly expect Dundalk to record a comfortable win, along with a clean sheet at the end of the ninety minutes.
Derry City vs Dundalk Betting tips
Dundalk to win @ 1.87.