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Bitesize Prediction: Sligo Rovers vs Derry City – 04/07/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 3 Jul 2024

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 4/11 @ BetUS

Hoping to find a route to the top of the Premier Division table on Thursday night, Derry City will travel to Sligo Rovers.

Starting with the hosts, making a welcomed return to winning ways last weekend as they secured an eye-catching 2-0 victory against defending champions Shamrock Rovers, Sligo will be looking to use that performance as a platform to build on. Now with their sights firmly set on securing a route into the top-half, John Russell’s men know the importance of finding some recent stability. Putting in a nightmare performance last month as they suffered a 4-1 drumming against Waterford, the Reds have collected just a trio of victories from any of their previous eight Premier Division appearances. However, dragging themselves away from what could have been a looming relegation scrap, Sligo will be excited by their continued success on home soil. Including a 2-1 win against Drogheda on June 3rd, Friday’s hosts have collected nine points from their previous four Premier Division appearances at the Showgrounds.

As for the visitors, while Derry might have eventually been forced to settle for a silver medal finish last season, the Candystripes find themselves at the heart of another title scrap. Opening the midweek fixtures sat just two points adrift of climbing to the top of the pile, Ruaidhri Higgins’ camp have won all of their previous four Premier Division appearances by an aggregate score of 12-2. Last seen laying down another marker as they stormed their way to a routine 5-1 romp at home against Drogheda, Friday’s guests will be looking to make another statement here. Heading into Ireland’s fortnight interval with a 2-1 victory away at Bohemians, Derry have suffered just a single loss from any of their previous 13 top-flight matchups on the bounce. With that purple patch stemming all the way back to a 3-1 defeat against Shamrock on April 19th, Higgins’ men are rightfully pencilled in as a standout contender here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Sligo Rovers vs Derry City 4/11 for Thursday’s Irish Premier Division matchup @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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