Shamrock Rovers vs Derry City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: August, 3rd August 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin).
It is a 6-pointer for Europa League qualification spot when Shamrock Rovers and Derry City lock horns on Friday evening.
The gap between the teams are reduced to 5 points with the fourth placed Shamrock Rovers falling to a 1-2 narrow loss to Bohemians. Meantime, Derry picked their third win on the bounce by smashing Limerick 3-0.
However, both teams are coming on the back of some good results. Rovers won four, drew 1 and lost twice in their seven. They were unbeaten in 8 games at home before the defeat to Bohemians last week, which included 6 wins and a draw.
Derry haven’t won in 8 away games before defeating Bohemians and Finn Harps in back-to-back matches. Their solid defense come to fore once again as they kept clean sheets in those two matches.
Shamrock Rovers vs Derry City: Head-to-head
Derry beat Shamrock Rovers in their two meetings this season, 3-1 at home and 1-0 in the away trip.
On top of that, Derry are unbeaten in the last six matches against the Rovers with 5 wins and 1 draw.
Shamrock lost their last two home matches against Derry by the same 1-0 score-line. They were unbeaten in the previous 5 with 3 wins and 2 draws.
Shamrock Rovers vs Derry City: Predictions
This is expected to be a cagey affair with both managers keep to avoid a defeat to keep themselves in the contention for Europa League qualification spots. We are most likely to see a low turnaround of goals and don’t be surprised if the match ends in a goal-less draw.
Shamrock Rovers vs Derry City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 match goals at 1.78 with Unibet.