Derry City vs Waterford FC
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).
Derry City still nurtures the hope of getting a European Spot. They will be hoping for a win on Friday night when they welcome Waterford to Brandywell Stadium.
Derry City are 5th in the table and are 5 points behind their visitors who are currently occupying the 2nd Europa spot. They will enter this game from 2 consecutive competitive win which includes a 12-2 win against Blarney United in the FA Cup.
Having lost to Dinamo Minsk in the Europa League qualifying rounds late last month, Derry City will now have less distraction as they push for another Europe spot this season.
Meanwhile, Waterford need to keep their place in the 3rd spot, they have 44 points and are a point above Shamrock Rovers who still have 1 outstanding game. They haven’t been in the best of form with just 1 win since the end of June, though they won their last game which was an FA Cup match against Skerries town.
Waterford needs to start getting good results to remain in that spot.
Derry City vs Waterford: Head to Head
The two sides have met 6 times since 20 10 and none of the games have ended in the draw. Waterford have won 4 of these meetings while Derry City have won twice.
Only one of the last 6 meetings between these two sides have recorded goals at both ends, while 4 of these games have recorded at least 2 match goals.
Derry City vs Waterford: Prediction
Derry City are the better team in recent form comparison, being that Waterford are winless in the league for a long time. We expect Derry City to grab a home win here and close the gap between them and the last Europa League spot.
The game won’t be an easy one for either side, as such we are expecting at least 3 match goals in the game
Derry City vs Waterford: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Derry to win or draw @ 5/11 (1.45)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/5 (1.80).