Sligo Rovers - Derry City predictions and free betting tips [22/09/2023]
The football club "Sligo Rovers" will play host to "Derry City" at their home stadium for the 31st round of the Irish Premier Division on Friday. The match sees the visitors positioned second in the league standings, while the hosts maintain an eighth-place standing.
The club has presented a rather weak front this season. With only 33 points accumulated over 30 matches, they are currently languishing eighth in the league standings.
September saw the team play two matches, experiencing both victory and defeat. The victory was achieved against UCD with a 2:0 scoreline, while they suffered a 3:0 loss against "Cork City". In August, the team played four matches which resulted in one victory and three defeats. The sole victory was against "Treaty United" with a 2:0 scoreline. Meanwhile, defeats came at the hands of "Shelbourne" with a score of 0:1, "Dundalk" with a scoreline of 1:0, and from "St Patrick's Athletic" who beat them 0:2.
"Derry City" has been one of the frontrunners this season, having amassed a healthy 54 points over 30 matches, earning them a second-place position in the league.
In September, the team played three matches, resulting in two victories and a draw. The victories were against "Dundalk" with a 1:3 scoreline and "UCD" with a staggering 0:5 win. The drawn fixture occurred against "Shamrock Rovers", ending in a 1:1 scoreline. In August, the team partook in six matches, with a mixed run of one win, three draws, and two defeats. The lone win came against "Drogheda United" with a 3:0 scoreline. Draws ensued against "KuPS" ending 3:3, "Tobol" ending 1:1, and "Derry City" ending 2:2. A couple of defeats also came their way from "St Patrick's Athletic" with a scoreline of 0:1 and "Tobol" who defeated them 1:0.
In the history of confrontations dating back 65 matches, both "Sligo Rovers" and "Derry City" have emerged victorious in 22 matches apiece. The teams have also shared honours, drawing 21 times.
In this match-up, "Derry City" would be the favourites. Given their sterling form, it could be worth a punt to back the away side for a win.