Competition: Irish Premier Division
Odds: 11/5 @ Bet 365
Looking to close the gap on the Europa League spots, Derry City will travel to St. Patrick’s Richmond Park on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while St. Patrick’s have begun to show some signs of improvement after a sluggish start to the year, Liam Buckley’s side are now without a win in their last four appearances. Coming off the back of a pair of draws, against Bohemians and a 1-1 draw away at Derry earlier in the month, The Saints find themselves sat eight points adrift of the final lucrative Europa League spot. Along with looking for their first win since their 2-0 victory over rock-bottom UCD just under a month ago, Buckley will be looking for his side to improve on their form in the final third. St. Patrick’s have scored just two goals in nearly 400 minutes of action.
As for the visitors, despite enjoying a bright start to the year, Derry City find themselves in an almost identical situation to their hosts on Tuesday night. Coming off the back of a lackluster display in their 0-0 draw away at Sligo Rovers last week, Declan Devine’s side have now drawn their last three outings on the bounce and are also without a win since the 26th of April. With no team in Ireland’s top-tier playing out more draws than Derry this year, it is also worth noting that Tuesday’s visitors have drawn their last three consecutive matches outside of Londonderry. With both sides drawing their last five combined matches, we’re backing a cagey encounter in midweek.
Bet: Draw at St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Derry City 11/5 for Tuesday’s Irish Premier Division clash @ Bet 365
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