Waterford vs Derry City Prediction & Match Preview

Waterford vs Derry City Irish Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

Waterford vs Derry City
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre, Waterford

Derry City have successfully recovered from the initial loss to Dundalk and collected four points in the last two rounds.

Can their unbeaten run continue this Friday on the road against Waterford?

Hosts have been going through the first crisis this season, losing two duels consecutively to Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers.

Bookies have given a small advantage to the visitors who are priced at 2.10 odds to win the match. Chances for Waterford to secure first home victory in the 2020 campaign are reflected in 3.10 rate.

Waterford vs Derry City Head-to-head

We have seen plenty of entertaining and intense head to head matches between Waterford and Derry in the last couple of years.

There were 14 goals scored in the last four meetings, which averages to 3.50 per duel.

Last season’s clash in the League Cup saw Derry win the match 4-2 after extra-time.

Waterford hosted Derry City 18 times in the past and the score is tied 7-7 in terms of victories.

Waterford vs Derry City Prediction

Things were looking good for Alan Reynolds and his squad after beating St Patrick’s in the first round this season. The only player who scored for the team so far is Kevin O’Connor, 24-years old defender.

Waterford FC were consistent when it comes to scoring in the pre-season, and we expect their attacking duo Matthew Smith/William Longbottom to start bagging goals soon.

Derry City are looking really solid when it comes to contesting Europa League spots this season. The only loss came against the reigning champions Dundalk. The first victory was achieved last Friday at home against Bohemians 2-0.

History says these two squads enjoy playing against each other. We are expecting an open game with quite a lot of goals. Both teams to score at 2.00 feels slightly safer than the Over 2.5 option.

Derry have better squad in terms of quality, so it’s also nice to place low stake bet on the away win.

Waterford vs Derry City Bet Tips

  • Both teams to score @ 2.00
  • Away win @ 2.10