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The Premier Division clash at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Friday sees home team Derry City play opponents Sligo Rovers.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Derry City v Sligo Rovers can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Derry City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Premier Division success over Finn Harps.
For Derry City, the goalscorers were Ryan Graydon (79') and James Akintunde (93'). Robert Jones (31') was the scorer for Finn Harps.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Derry City have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Derry City have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process.
Looking at their past form shows that Derry City:
- have not won against Sligo Rovers in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Sligo Rovers come into this meeting following on from a 0-1 Conference League Qualifiers win as they beat Motherwell in their previous game.
The only name on the scoresheet from Sligo Rovers was Aidan Keena (27').
During their 6 latest matches, John Russell's Sligo Rovers have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 5 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Their prior results show that Sligo Rovers:
- have not beaten Derry City in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 24/04/2021 shows that Derry City have won 3 of these & Sligo Rovers 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
In all, 11 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 for The Candystripes and 4 belonging to The Bit o' Red. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The previous league match between the two was Premier Division match day 17 on 23/05/2022 when it ended Sligo Rovers 2-1 Derry City.
The referee was Paul McLaughlin.
Team News: Derry City
The Derry City manager Ruaidhrí Higgins has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, the Sligo Rovers manager John Russell does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Derry City should really get the goals that they need against Sligo Rovers, who will be up against it scoring.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 2-0 margin for Derry City after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 3
⭐ Key Man: Will Patching
Generally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Will Patching was born in England. After having played his first senior match for Dundalk in the 2020 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 9 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 season so far from a total of 22 appearances.