Derry City vs UC Dublin
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 12 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).
Dublin lags behind the rest of the roster by a handful of games, and that has played quite a role in their dead-last standing in the table. Still, they are by no means a quality contender, and for them to shed off that tag, worthy performances will have to be meted out consistently, which they have been unable to do so for some time now.
It seems their wait will prolong, considering the form their opponents for the day, are in currently. Derry is unbeaten in their last five match-days, and they too have a couple of matches in hand. If employed well, these could easily take them to a European spot.
One thing that majorly goes in their favor is the absolute shambolic performance of UCD on the road. Despite them having games to play, it could be said with certainty that the team is the worst away from home.
Derry City vs UC Dublin Head-to-head (h2h)
- Derry won the last three games in a row.
- 15 of the last 18 wins went to the same team as well.
- Nine of the last fifteen victories at this venue went to the hosts.
- The combined scoreline for the last three meetings is 8-0, in favor of City.
Derry City vs UC Dublin Prediction
There’s no greater indicator than the away record of Dublin, to determine the outcome of this tie. They have maintained a perfect losing record since the beginning of the season, on the road. The team lost all ten of their road games so far, and scored just three goals, in return for a massive 25.
On the other hand, they have Derry, who’s unbeaten in their last five game-days in the league, and with the additional home advantage for this fixture, is looking stronger than ever.
The squad was also invincible in 16 of their last 19 ties, and in ten of their last thirteen in front of the home crowd. Meanwhile, UCD lost 12 of their last 13 match-ups, and these 12 were in a row. Their only win in this period came against Finn Harps, another contender for being the worst in the competition.
On the road, they are on a seven-game losing streak and failed to score in five of these.
By all means, expect a comfortable win for the home team this Friday.
Derry City vs UC Dublin Betting Tips
Half Time Result; Derry City to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Derry City to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).