Derry City vs Sligo Rovers
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Brandywell Stadium, Derry.
Derry City kept ground on the likes of Waterford and Shamrock Rovers in the potential battle for the top-three finish with the victory over St. Patrick’s Athletic last week.
They will have a nice opportunity to back it up with another success on Friday evening when relegation strugglers Sligo Rovers are to visit Brandywell Stadium in neighbouring Northern Ireland.
The visitors are in an even greater need for points as the 2-0 loss to Shamrock saw them stay just two points above Limerick at the position leading to the relegation play-offs at the end of the season.
Given that Limerick saw off Waterford last week and that they play the bottom-half Bohemians at the same time on Friday, a potential failure (a realistic scenario) might see the Bit o’Red fall down to the ninth place in the league ladder after this Matchday.
Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Head-to-head
Sligo Rovers lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into 67th encounter with the Candystripes.
The Bit o’Red won the previous clash 0-2 away at Brandywell Stadium back in early-June.
Interestingly, only one of last five head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Prediction
Derry City made a shaky start to this Premier Division campaign, but they can still save the season and wrap up one of two Europa League spots in the remaining nine games of the season. They played well in front of the home crowd lately, winning both of last two ties against Limerick and St. Patrick’s Athletic there.
Sligo’s for has been so inconsistent throughout the season. They are by all means weaker in terms of quality when compared to Derry City and we just have to see the value in backing the home win at the 2.10 odds here. Also, since only one of last five head to head games saw goals at both ends, we will try with the BTTS – NO option as an alternative bet at 1.95.
Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Bet Tips
Derry City to win @ 2.10
BTTS – NO @ 1.95.