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St. Patrick's Athletic take on guests Derry City at Richmond Park in the Premier Division game on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for St. Patrick's Athletic v Derry City are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 Premier Division victory versus Bohemian FC.
The only player to score from St. Patrick's Athletic was Ronan Coughlan (62').
Over their last 6 games, Stephen O'Donnell's St. Patrick's Athletic have netted a total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.
Coming into this clash, St. Patrick's Athletic haven't beaten Derry City in their last 2 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Waterford in Premier Division competition, Derry City will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Derry City was Cameron McJannet (45'). Shane Griffin (31') and Oscar Brennan (51') scored for Waterford.
For 5 of the prior 6 games involving Derry City, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a mere 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by The Candystripes being 0.67.
Heading into this contest, Derry City are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 15/04/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with St. Patrick's Athletic winning 2 of those games, Derry City 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 from Saints and 7 for The Candystripes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league contest between these clubs was Premier Division match day 30 on 18/09/2020 when the final score was Derry City 0-0 St. Patrick's Athletic.
The referee was Robert Harvey.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick's Athletic boss Stephen O'Donnell has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Derry City
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Derry City boss Declan Devine does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Our thinking is that St. Patrick's Athletic look set to get the goals that they need when they meet Derry City, who may well find it hard to find the back of the net.
Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for St. Patrick's Athletic when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
St. Patrick's Athletic
Stadium: Richmond Park (5,340)
Captain: Ian Bermingham
Chairman: Garrett Kelleher
Manager: Stephen O'Donnell
Competitions: Premier Division position 3
⭐ Key Man: Ronan Coughlan
Usually used in the Striker position, Ronan Coughlan was born in Rep. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Bray Wanderers in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.