Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Preview and Predictions

Derry City vs Sligo Rovers Irish Premier Division 1st June 2018 by LeagueLane

Derry City vs Sligo Rovers
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).

Derry City have seen another disappointing loss on the road, as they obviously fail to cope with the big guns and host Sligo Rovers for their Matchday 21 clash on Friday evening looking to return to the winning ways after a thrashing 4-0 loss at Waterford.

Candystripes now sit six points behind the top 3 and they’ve seen convincing losses to Dundalk, St Patrick’s, and Waterford in their last five outings, only holding Cork City to a draw and beating Bray Wanderers at Brandywell Stadium along the way. Kenny Shiels’ men have been a tougher side to outclass at this ground, though, and they will hope to build on such a character against struggling visitors.

Sligo Rovers have earned just two points in their last four outings, as they suffered losses at Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic but held Shamrock Rovers and Limerick to goalless draws in front of the home crowd. They’ve struggled to keep it together at the back on their trips and this will be worrying ahead of the clash in Derry as we go into an exciting game in the making.

Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Head-to-head

Derry City have beaten the rivals 0-2 in their last head-to-head clash, ending a streak of two losses in a row.

Sligo Rovers haven’t snatched points at Brandywell Stadium since April 2016.

We’ve seen three or more goals in three of their last four matchups.

Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Prediction

We will now back Derry to connect their second win in a row over the rivals and return to the winning ways in front of their fans once again, going for a Home win at 1.57. We’ve seen Sligo struggle on the road and we don’t feel they have what it takes to cause an upset on the day.

Nonetheless, they’ve been regularly scoring and conceding numbers of goals on the road and the Bit o’ Red promise a solid challenge here. We will now also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.00 in the hope we’ll see another such display and a high-scoring clash at Brandywell Stadium.

Derry City vs Sligo Rovers: Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 1.57
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00