Sunday, August 18, 2019

Shamrock Rovers 4/6 to beat Derry City in Fridays Irish Premier Division matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 28 Jun 2018


Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Shamrock Rovers win

Odds: 4/6 @ Bet 365

Looking to make a late push into the top three in the Irish Premier Division, a recently improved Shamrock Rovers will look to carry on their recent momentum when they face off against Derry City on Friday night.

For Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers side, after suffering a blip that saw them only manage to win one in their 10 outings between April and May, The Hoops have valiantly battled back and have won three of their last five. Coming off the back of a 2-0 win over Limerick last time out, Shamrock will fancy their chances against a Derry side well and truly out of form. However, Shamrock will be disappointed to see that they will have to play out the remainder of the season without leading goalscorer Graham Burke, after finding the net 13 times, the Republic of Ireland international has most recently moved to Championship side Preston.

As for Derry City, despite a bright start to the season, The Candystripes’ have drastically struggled of late and coming off the back of a 4-0 loss to title contenders Dundalk, Kenny Shiels’ side have now lost four of their last five and their defensive issues have continued to show. Shipping 15 goals in their last five outings, their recent record against Shamrock will also have them worried. The visitors may have drawn the last meeting 0-0, but, in their last visit to the Tallaght Stadium Derry suffered a 6-1 defeat at the hand of The Hoops. Given their abysmal run of form of late, even without Graham Burke it’s hard to see them causing an upset on Friday.

Bet: Shamrock Rovers to beat Derry City in Fridays Irish Premier Division matchup 4/6 @ Bet 365


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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