Sunday, December 5, 2021

Dundalk 10/11 to beat Derry City in Friday’s Irish Premier Division matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 18 Nov 2021


Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Dundalk win

Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend on what has been a stellar end to the season, Dundalk will welcome Derry City to Oriel Park on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Dundalk might have once again failed to mount a charge for the title the season, the former Irish champions are enjoying an impressive end to their campaign. With their sights now firmly set on trying to sneak a top-half finish this time around, the Lilywhites were last seen picking up a 2-0 victory against an already relegated Longford. In fact, Head Coach Vinny Perth has seen his side win each of their last three Premier Division contests on the spin, keeping a clean sheet in each of those victories. Hoping to lay down another late marker at Oriel Park, Dundalk should also be boosted by their continued success on home soil. Including an impressive 1-0 win against Shamrock Rovers last month, Friday’s hosts have won each of their last five top-flight home fixtures on the spin, a run that stems back to August 20th.

As for the visitors, managing to find a welcomed boost last time out as they secured a 2-0 win against Sligo Rovers, there is no doubt that Derry will be desperate to build off of that result. However, while the Candystripers are still holding onto their spot in the top-half of the table, they have won just a pair of their last six matchups at the back end of the campaign. Knowing that they should face a stern test on their travels here, Ruaidhrí Higgins’ side have continued to struggle away from the Brandywell Stadium. Including a 1-0 loss away at Drogheda last month, Derry have failed to win any of their last six contests on the road, a run that stems back to August 21st. Likewise, it should be noted, along with losing each of their last three meetings against Dundalk at Oriel Park, they have also not recorded an away win at the former champions since 2013.

Bet: Dundalk 10/11 to beat Derry City in Friday’s Irish Premier Division matchup @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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