Sligo Rovers FC vs Derry City FC
In the upcoming 30th round of the League of Ireland Premiership, an exciting match is on the horizon at the Showgrounds, where Sligo Rovers FC and Derry City FC are poised to clash. Sligo Rovers secured a victory in their recent league game against UCD, while Derry City managed to hold Shamrock Rovers to a draw. This fixture promises to be a highly competitive encounter, with expectations of both teams finding the back of the net. Here are carefully curated tips for your consideration.
Sligo Rovers (8th)
Form in all competitions: WLLLL
Sligo Rovers have been contending with a series of adverse results recently. Nonetheless, they were able to break this streak with a victory over UCD in their latest league fixture, which concluded with a 2-0 scoreline. As they anticipate their Friday match against Derry City, the outlook doesn't seem particularly optimistic, and the possibility of another defeat looms over Sligo Rovers.
Throughout the season, Sligo Rovers began with a draw and have maintained an average performance so far. Out of the 30 games they've played, they have secured 9 wins, 6 draws, and faced 15 losses. A notable standout in the team's attacking efforts has been the 23-year-old Max Mata, who has played a pivotal role, scoring over 10 goals this season.
Derry City FC (2nd)
Form in all competitions: DWWDL
Derry City is currently on a remarkable eight-game unbeaten run in the league, sitting just four points behind the league leaders, Shamrock Rovers. In their latest league match, Derry City managed to secure a 1-1 draw against Shamrock Rovers, and they are eager to continue their strong form as they prepare to face Sligo Rovers this upcoming Friday.
Throughout the season, Derry City's performance has been notably commendable. With 15 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses from 30 games played, they have demonstrated their competitiveness in the league. Spearheading the team's efforts on goals this season is Jordan McEneff, making a significant impact on their offensive performances.
A critical look at the last 10 games between them produced 4 wins for Derry City, 2 wins for Sligo, and 4 draws.
Expert Betting Tips
Considering their recent performances, Derry City appears to be the stronger team in this matchup. With the gap to Shamrock Rovers at stake, Derry simply cannot afford to lose this game. Therefore, our prediction is leaning towards a win or draw for Derry City, along with over 1.5 total goals, offering odds of 1.61.
In their last five encounters, Derry City has consistently dominated the corner count. Coupled with their recent attacking prowess, we anticipate that Derry will intensify their offensive efforts, resulting in more corner opportunities. Consequently, we favor an "Away to Win in Total Corners" bet at odds of 1.82.