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Finn Harps head to Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Monday for the Premier Division meeting with home team Derry City.
Our Derry City v Finn Harps tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Derry City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 Premier Division victory versus Bohemian FC.
The only player to score from Derry City was Cameron McJannet (63', 87'). Georgie Kelly (17') was the scorer for Bohemian FC.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Derry City haven’t conceded. The facts show that The Candystripes have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals along the way.
Pre-game facts show that Derry City:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Finn Harps in their previous 3 games.
- have not registered a win against Finn Harps in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Shamrock Rovers in Premier Division action, Finn Harps and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Rory Gaffney (75') and Seán Hoare (81') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
The forward players for Finn Harps have been starved of goals in their past six clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those fixtures, The Harps have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 7. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Finn Harps:
- have not registered a win against Derry City in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. Not good at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/05/2019 shows that Derry City have won 3 of these games and Finn Harps 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 11 from The Candystripes and 3 being from The Harps. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 29 on 13/09/2020 and the score finished Finn Harps 0-0 Derry City.
The referee was Ben Connolly.
Team News: Derry City
Derry City boss Ruaidhrí Higgins doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match with a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Finn Harps
Due to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We believe that Finn Harps might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this Derry City side who we think will score at least once to put them ahead.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Derry City when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (3,700)
Captain: Eoin Toal
Chairman: Philip O’Doherty
Manager: Ruaidhrí Higgins
Competitions: Premier Division position 7