Derry City vs St Patrick’s Athletic
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Brandywell Stadium, Derry.
The Saints finally saw an end to a horrendous seven-loss streak in the Premier Division by beating Limerick 2-1 at home last Friday. The victory moved them 12 points clear off the ninth-placed Super Blues at the relegation play-offs position and it will certainly help Liam Buckley and his men breathe easier ahead of the final ten games of the season. Can the Pats back it up and avoid a defeat on Friday when they travel to Northern Ireland to tackle mid-table rivals Derry City?
The hosts come into this aiming to rebound from a tough 5-0 defeat to the reigning champions Cork City on Monday. The defeat left them four points behind Shamrock Rovers in fourth as they’ll face hard times matching the last term’s success (the Candystripes finished the previous edition of Premier Division in fourth).
Derry City vs St Patrick’s Athletic Head-to-head
- Overall, Derry City lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 83rd meeting with the Pats.
- Nevertheless, the hosts will clearly want to get the revenge for the tough 5-2 loss they suffered in the previous visit to Richmond Park.
- Each of last five head to head games saw goals at both ends.
- Three of last fur H2H affairs at Brandywell Stadium ended without a winner.
Derry City vs St Patrick’s Athletic Prediction
One can simply not ignore the value of the massive 2.55 odds offered for the home win bet here. Derry City may have conceded five goals on Monday, but they’ll be up against an opposition which lost seven on the trot in the Premier Division before barely beating the second-from,-bottom Limerick at home last time out.
Also, since both teams were very easy to break down of late (and throughout the entire season basically), we have to go for the both teams to score option at the 1.66 odds. The bet looks to be a banker if we know that this scenario happened in all of last five head to head outings between these two likes.
Derry City vs St Patrick’s Athletic Bet Tips
Derry City to win @ 2.55
BTTS @ 1.66.