Dundalk vs Derry City Prediction & Match Preview

Dundalk vs Derry City
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park.

Dundalk are the reigning champions of the competition, and they were so ahead of the pack the last season. The team will surely hope to begin their 2020 campaign on a positive note, and coupled with the home advantage, they are tipped to record a win over Derry City.

Dundalk vs Derry City Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met on the pitch, Dundalk had recorded a 1-0 victory.
  • Dundalk had recorded the past seven wins in a row.
  • Derry City have not kept a clean sheet in the past 12 matches on the trot.
  • It’s been seven years since the guests have recorded a win at this venue.
  • Six of the previous eight meetings at this stadium saw the home team scoring two or more goals.

Dundalk vs Derry City Prediction

Dundalk had ended their last campaign at home, with a massive 4-0 win over St. Patricks. It was synonymous with their whole season – as to how dominant they were in the league. In fact, they had won 14 of their last 17 overall official match-ups, and on top of that, they have the home advantage too this Friday.

Meanwhile, Derry too had recorded a 4-0 victory in their latest league game, against Finn Harps. However, keep note that the former were at home then, and they had taken on a team that finished ninth in a table of ten. Going on, Derry were winless in seven of their preceding ten overall match-ups, and on the road, they were winless in nine of their last twelve trips.

In addition, understand that Dundalk had finished at the top of table last season, and had delivered the best stats in almost all categories. They had scored the most goals, had conceded the least, had won the most games, and lost the least as well. Moreover, they had a lead of 11 points over the second-placed Shamrock, and a lead of 29 points over Derry.

Furthermore, Dundalk had won the last time these two took on each other. They have also remained unbeaten in 27 of the past 28 h2h clashes, and are on a scoring streak of 12 games against this opponent. 

Dundalk have also not lost against this rival since 2013 at home, and in fact have lost a total of just thrice since 2000. Taking these observations into account, we rightfully pick defending champions Dundalk as the favorites to post the three points convincingly.

Dundalk vs Derry City Betting Tips

  • Dundalk to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Dundalk/ Dundalk @ 2.20 (6/5).