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Waterford head to Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Saturday for the Premier Division showdown with hosts Derry City.
Our Derry City v Waterford tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Derry City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Longford Town.
Dylan Grimes (7') and Joe Gorman (72') scored for Longford Town.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Derry City have been involved. In terms of the goal split from that period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 7 while The Candystripes totted up 4. That pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, of course.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Sligo Rovers in Premier Division competition, Waterford and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from Waterford was Cian Kavanagh (5'). Romeo Parkes (35') and Jordan Gibson (53') scored for Sligo Rovers.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Waterford has been apparent recently. Looking at their last six meetings shows that this has happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 5 while The Blues have scored 2.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Waterford:
- are winless against Derry City in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 22/04/2019 shows us that Derry City have won 3 of them & Waterford 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 from The Candystripes and 7 being from The Blues. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league match featuring the two was Premier Division match day 32 on 02/10/2020 when it finished Derry City 2-0 Waterford.
The match was refereed by Robert Hennessy.
Team News: Derry City
Derry City manager Declan Devine will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Waterford
Due to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Waterford boss Kevin Sheedy doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Here is a game where Waterford may not find it easy to find the net against this Derry City outfit who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 win for Derry City when the referee blows for full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (3,700)
Captain: Eoin Toal
Chairman: Philip O’Doherty
Manager: Declan Devine
Competitions: Premier Division position 10