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The Premier Division fixture at Finn Park on Sunday sees hosts Finn Harps up against Derry City.
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Finn Harps will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-1 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Sligo Rovers.
The only scorer from Finn Harps was Mark Russell (59'). Ryan de Vries (7'), Ronan Murray (73') and Ronan Coughlan (85') scored for Sligo Rovers.
Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps have netted 7 times in their last six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures amounts to 8.
Analysis of their past results shows that Finn Harps:
- have not registered a win against Derry City in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Derry City will go into the meeting following on from a 0-2 FAI Cup win to beat Drogheda United in their previous game.
In their last 6 clashes, Derry City have amassed the sum of 11 goals. The Candystripes have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they have had 7 goals go into their own net. Putting that to one side, time will tell whether that trend might continue on in this upcoming game.
Going into this contest, Derry City have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 05/04/2019 tells us that Finn Harps have won 1 of these games and Derry City 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for The Harps and 14 belonging to The Candystripes. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league clash between the two was Premier Division match day 2 on 21/02/2020 when it finished Derry City 1-1 Finn Harps.
The match was refereed by Robert Hennessy.
Team News: Finn Harps
Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
It’s our opinion that The Harps may well kick off with a 5-4-1 system this time, handing starts to Mark McGinley, David Webster, Stephen Folan, Shane McEleney, Mark Russell, Sam Todd, Ryan Connolly, Adrian Delap, Leo Donnellan, Barry McNamee and Alexander Kogler.
Team News: Derry City
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, Derry City manager Declan Devine has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
We believe The Candystripes could decide to play in a 4-4-2 lineup, settling for Peter Cherrie, Darren Cole, Ciarán Coll, Colm Horgan, Eoin Toal, Conor McCormack, Joe Thomson, Jack Malone, Adam Hammill, Walter Figueira and Ibrahim Meite.
We envisage that Finn Harps certainly have the ability to put one past this Derry City side, however a single goal may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re therefore expecting both teams to score in a 1-2 winning score for Derry City when the referee blows the final whistle. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finn Park (6,000)
Captain: Gareth Harkin
Chairman: Sean Quinn
Manager: Ollie Horgan
Competitions: Premier Division position 10, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Karl O'Sullivan
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Karl O'Sullivan was born in Rep. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Limerick in the 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2020 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.