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Derry City will host visitors Sligo Rovers at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in this Premier Division tie on Friday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Derry City v Sligo Rovers - plus the latest match odds.
Derry City will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Waterford.
The only player to score from Derry City was Stephen Mallon (32'). Sam Bone (44') and Shane Griffin (94') scored for Waterford.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Declan Devine's Derry City have scored 9 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Shamrock Rovers in Premier Division competition, Sligo Rovers will be aiming to make amends here.
For Sligo Rovers, goals were scored by Ronan Coughlan (41') and Niall Morahan (93'). Jack Byrne (23'), Aaron McEneff (76') and Aaron Greene (81') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
The forward players for Sligo Rovers have made hard work of scoring goals over their last six encounters, netting the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, The Bit o' Red have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 12. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through here, though.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/08/2018 tells us that Derry City have won 4 of them & Sligo Rovers 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them from The Candystripes and 3 coming from The Bit o' Red. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league meeting between the two was Premier Division match day 35 on 19/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Sligo Rovers 1-2 Derry City.
The referee was Paul Tuite.
Team News: Derry City
Derry City boss Declan Devine does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Sligo Rovers
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, Sligo Rovers boss Liam Buckley does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Derry City are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Sligo Rovers could well find it tough to find the back of the net although we do reckon that they could well end up scoring here.
We’re predicting a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Derry City at the conclusion of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (3,700)
Captain: Conor McCormack
Chairman: Philip O’Doherty
Manager: Declan Devine
Competitions: Premier Division position 7
🔑 Key Player: Stephen Mallon
Mostly playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Stephen Mallon was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Central Coast Mariners in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2020 season to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.