Waterford vs Derry City: Preview and Predictions

Waterford vs Derry City Irish Premier Division 25th May 2018

Waterford vs Derry City
Irish Premier Division
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre, Waterford.

The initial magic looks to have vanished for Waterford who come into Friday’s tie with Derry City winless in four league matches. Such streak moved them away from the top two likes and proved they still have to work hard to challenge the very top of the Premier Division standings.

Can the Blues end the negative streak and return on the winning ways here against Derry City? The visitors managed to raise the spirits in the dressing form after back-to-back demolishing losses to Dundalk and St. Patrick’s Athl. They defeated the rock-bottomed Bray Wanderers 2-0 at home on Monday evening to reduce the gap behind the Blues down to three points in the battle for the third place in the league ladder.

Waterford vs Derry City: Head-to-head

Both sides took wins in front of the home crowd in this term’s H2H matches.

Prior to these two ties, it’s been eight years since these two likes have last taken on each other, battling it out in the second tier of the Irish football back then.

Interestingly, each of last six head to head encounters saw home teams coming on top at the end.

Waterford vs Derry City: Prediction

The Blues have huge troubles keeping things tight at the back of late. They shipped as many as 10 goals in last three league outings against Bray Wanderers (last-placed side), Limerick and Dundalk. The Northern Irish outfit has a predator in the final third in the like of Aaron McEneff who is league’s third top scorer with ten goals to his name.

The Northern Irish forward bagged a brace in the 2-0 win over Bray on Monday and he should no doubts have plenty of room to cerate up front past the struggling defensive line of Waterford’s. The value is strong in backing Derry City to win the match at the 2.90 odds.

We’ll shoot for goals alternatively expecting a high-scoring contest when these two likes take on each other as neither Waterford nor Derry City have reasons to be proud of their defensive form of late. Over 2.5 goals FT is paid at the 2.15 odds.

Waterford vs Derry City: Bet Tips

  • Derry City to win @ 2.90
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15.

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