Finn Harps vs Derry City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Monday, 24th July 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Venue: Finn Park (Ballybofey).
The inconsistent Finn Harps defeated Bohemians and Drogheda united to register back-to-back wins for the second time this season. This is their longest winning streak and last time they won two in a row, they drew the next game and lost the next two.Finn Harps vs Derry City
Teams desperate for a win for two different reasons on Monday’s Irish Premier Division clash between Finn Harps and Derry City.
The inconsistent Finn Harps defeated Bohemians and Drogheda united to register back-to-back wins for the second time this season. This is their longest winning streak and last time they won two in a row, they drew the next game and lost the next two.
On top of this, Harps are one of the worst home side in the division. Their 10 matches so far saw 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses and are placed third from bottom in the home-form table.
Derry’s success this season is built on the back of a strong home record. They City picked a rare away win last week, 1-0 at Bohemians ending their 8 match win-less run on the road. The team is third in the league table, a massive 27 points off the league leaders Cork City.
Finn Harps vs Derry City: Head-to-head
Finn Harps are among the three teams that defeated Derry at home this season. It was a comfortable 2-0 score-line in the end when teams met in April 2017. Interestingly, Finn Harps had won two of the last four matches against Derry, having won none in the previous 26.
However, Derry had a massive 5-0 win when they visited the Finn Park last season.
Derry have an excellent record in away matches at Finn Harps. They lost just once in the 13 visits here, won 9 and drew 3.
Finn Harps vs Derry City: Prediction
This could be a tight clash with both teams desperate to add something to their point tally. Finn Harps are dangerously close to the relegation zone, while Derry wants to keep hold on to the third position, the last Europa League qualification spot in the league.
Finn Harps were dominated by Derry in the past, but the intensity is now cut-down after the Harps picking 2 wins from four matches. Moreover, on back-to-back league wins, Finn Harps will be confident to salvage at least a point from this game.
Finn Harps vs Derry City: Bet Tips
The safe option for this match is BTTS and Over 2.5 goals.