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Derry City face off with visitors St. Patrick's Athletic at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in this Premier Division fixture on Friday.
Our Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Derry City will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Shamrock Rovers.
The only player to score from Derry City was Danny Lafferty (6'). Lee Grace (19') and Danny Mandroiu (44') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Derry City have been involved. Opposition teams scored 9 times in these games whereas Derry City bagged a total of 11.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic go into this game after a 0-1 Premier Division win to defeat Drogheda United in their most recent match.
The only scorer from St. Patrick's Athletic was Alfie Lewis (94').
In the course of their six latest matches, Stephen O'Donnell's St. Patrick's Athletic have fired home 8 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 22/10/2019 shows that Derry City have won 1 of these and St. Patrick's Athletic 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 for The Candystripes and 8 netted by Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Premier Division match day 20 on 09/07/2021 which finished with the scoreline of St. Patrick's Athletic 1-0 Derry City.
The match was refereed by Neil Doyle.
Team News: Derry City
The Derry City boss Ruaidhrí Higgins will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the St. Patrick's Athletic boss Stephen O'Donnell doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We’re envisaging that Derry City may not find it easy to get anything against this St. Patrick's Athletic lineup who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for St. Patrick's Athletic at the end of this one.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (3,700)
Captain: Eoin Toal
Chairman: Philip O’Doherty
Manager: Ruaidhrí Higgins
Competitions: Premier Division position 4
⭐ Key Player: Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Mostly used in the Striker position, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe was born in England. Having made his senior debut playing for Colchester United in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 7 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 season so far in a total of 21 appearances.