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Derry City face off with away team Longford Town at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in this Premier Division meeting on Friday.
Our Derry City v Longford Town tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Derry City go into this fixture following on from a 3-3 Premier Division drawn game versus Bohemian FC.
For Derry City, the goals were scored by Jamie McGonigle (62'), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (75') and James Akintunde (91'). Liam Burt (7') and Georgie Kelly (80', 96') scored for Bohemian FC.
Over their last six games, Ruaidhrí Higgins's Derry City have hit the back of the net a total of 11 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Longford Town will go into this game after a 1-0 Premier Division win with the eclipse of Dundalk in their previous match.
The only scorer from Longford Town was Aaron O'Driscoll (45').
The stats tell the story, and Longford Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 13 goals in total. Defensively, Longford Town just haven’t been too solid at all. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained here.
Going into this contest, Longford Town are without an away win for the past 14 league games. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes going back to 15/07/2016 tells us that Derry City have won 4 of these and Longford Town 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 13 of them for The Candystripes and 5 being from The Town. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier Division match day 22 on 31/07/2021 when the final score was Longford Town 0-2 Derry City.
The match was refereed by John McLoughlin.
Team News: Derry City
The Derry City boss Ruaidhrí Higgins will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Longford Town
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, the Longford Town manager Daire Doyle does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
We envisage that Derry City will most probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Longford Town could well find it tough to score themselves although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a decent 3-1 winning score for Derry City at full-time.
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 4