Dundalk vs Derry City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: 20th April 2018, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).
Dundalk continue their dominant run in the league with a 3-0 away win at Limerick on the weekend. Still the title race is red hot with Cork City sitting just 2 points behind.
One of Dundalk’s feature of play in the early parts of this season is their stellar defense. Shamrock Rovers are the only team to have a scored a goal against them, which happened in the last match at the Oriel Park.
At the same time, the Lilywhites have been able to find goals from players all around the park. But the standout player is Patrick Hoban who scored 7 goals from his last 7 appearances for the club.
It is not a bad start for Derry City in the 2018 campaign. They are on a red hot streak after the 3-1 win against Bohemians on Monday taking the winning run to 6 games. However, 5 of them came from home matches.
The Candystripes have been not that consistent on the road as yet. They picked up wins at Sligo Rovers and Bohemians sitting at the bottom half of the table while they lost the remaining 3 games.
Dundalk vs Derry City: Head-to-head
Derry City had enjoyed some success against Dundalk in recent seasons, but they have nothing to show in cumulative figures. The Candystripes picked up a win and a draw from the last four meetings against the Lilywhites in all competitions, but the two they lost came by heavy 4-0 margin.
At the Oriel Park, Derry haven’t won in 5 years. Since the 3-1 win back in 2013, they drew 3 and lost 6 of the 9 matches here.
Dundalk vs Derry City: Predictions
I can’t see anything other than a Dundalk win happening in this fixture as they are the toughest defense to break down in Ireland. Therefore, the home win offered at 1.47 odd by 1xBet is a banker bet. But we eye bigger price by going with markets that offer better value for our investment stake.
Dundalk vs Derry City: Bet Tips
FT – Dundalk -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.27 odd with Jetbull.
Dundalk to win first half @ 1.95 with the same firm.