Derry City – Finn Harps : Preview & Prediction
Derry City and Finn Harps meet at Maginn Park in a match for the 31st day of the Premier League. Finn Harps won out for (0-2) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league, on 04-14-2017. The history of recent direct clashes between these two teams indicates total balance, as there were 2 draws and 2 wins for each team in the last 6 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 08-09-2017, ended with a draw for (1-1). In spite of being a party between 4º and 11º of the table, in fact it is a confrontation between the 4º classified in matches in house and 7º like visitor.
Derry City Preview
After 13 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in 4th place with 46 points won. In his last game, he beat Drogheda United at home (2-1), having lost (0-5) at home in a game against Bray Wanderers. This is a team unaffected by the house factor, as it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Derry City conquered 19 points in 30 chances, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 games played in their stadium. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 12 of their last 15 games for this competition have ended with over 2.5 goals. In 29 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only achieved 1 comeback. There is 1 period in the last 15 home games for this competition: he suffered 9 of his 23 goals in the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Derry reach this motivated game after a home win, 2-1, at the Drogheda reception: McDermott and Curtis scored the winning goals. The home club has some gaps from an offensive point of view as the team’s best scorer is midfielder Barry McNamee with only ten goals scored. The home team usually act in a 4-3-3, opting to populate the area of midfield. In this tactical scheme, the players responsible for putting the defensive rival on the line will be Doherty, Curtis and Patterson.
Finn Harps preview
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 30 points, after 9 wins, 3 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out against Shamrock Rovers by (4-1). In the last game, lost at home against Dundalk by (0-2). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved more positive results than in its stadium, as it gained 17 points as a visitor and only 13 in its stadium. In his last 10 games as a visitor to the championship Finn Harps recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, so he won 10 points in 30 possible. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their games as a visitor, since 14 of the last 15 games that played for this competition have ended with over 1.5 goals. In 30 matches in this competition, only got 3 comebacks in all 20 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Finn Harps arrives at this unmotivated match after a 0-2 home defeat at the Dundalk reception. The visiting club must line up in a tactical system in 4-3-3, channeling their game, preferably, through the central corridor. In this design, the three most advanced players will be Timlin, Dsane and McCourt. Harkin, McBride and Houston act in the middle of the field, the latter being the pattern of midfield.
The most likely scenario for this match will be for Derry to win. The Finn Harps has many weaknesses in all the processes, registering three consecutive defeats in the last parties, positioning itself, thus, in the penultimate place of the qualifying table. Thus, Derry is expected to be superior throughout the match and offer their fans the three points.
Our betting odds for Derry City – Finn Harps :
Derry City – Finn Harps : Betting Tips
Derry City – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.00
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 2.10