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The Premier Division game at Tallaght Stadium on Friday will see home team Shamrock Rovers ready themselves for the visit of Derry City.
View all of the Shamrock Rovers v Derry City predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Shamrock Rovers will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 4-0 Premier Division triumph over Sligo Rovers.
For Shamrock Rovers, goals were scored by Ronan Finn (13'), Graham Burke (38'), Jack Byrne (58') and Dylan Watts (77').
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Shamrock Rovers backline. The Hoops have kept it tight, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 outings standing at 3.
Ahead of this clash, Shamrock Rovers have not lost a league tie with Derry City in their last 9 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
Derry City will go into the meeting following a 2-0 Premier Division win with the defeat of Waterford in their previous match.
The only scorer from Derry City was Conor Clifford (44', 58').
A series of steadfast showings by the Derry City defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 5. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, though.
Leading up to this clash, Derry City:
- have not won against Shamrock Rovers in away games against them for the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 22/09/2018 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Derry City. They’ve not managed to get any victories whatsoever while Shamrock Rovers have been superior, running out winners in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 13 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Hoops and 3 being from The Candystripes. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Derry City
Due to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Derry City boss Declan Devine does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
Derry City will do really well to break down a Shamrock Rovers lineup who will likely control most aspects of this game.
We reckon that it will be a 3-0 win for Shamrock Rovers by the conclusion of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium (8,000)
Captain: Ronan Finn
Chairman: Jonathan Roche
Manager: Stephen Bradley
Competitions: Premier Division position 1, FAI Cup (Quarter Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Graham Burke
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Graham Burke was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Shrewsbury Town in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in the Premier Division 2020 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.