Derry City v Shamrock Rovers betting preview from the League Of Ireland SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with the best betting odds and free football betting tips for both teams to score and +2.5 goals overs and unders

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers Betting Preview

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: The Brandywell

Date: 8th April 2016
Time: 19:45
Feature photo courtesy of Sligo Sport Photography

Derry City are the surprise package of the League Of Ireland campaign so far.

The only other team to exceed expectations are their derby rivals Finn Harps, who beat them 2-1 in the league opener. Since then The Candystripes have remained unbeaten with a big win over Cork and an even bigger point earned against Dundalk last weekend.

The draw at Dundalk may have been fortunate after being mauled in the first half and succumbing to an early goal. But the key to Derry’s early success was again evident as they clawed their way back into contention.

Kenny Shiels has brought determination, commitment, desire and an indefatigable team spirit to The Brandywell. The return of Rory Patterson looks to have been a masterstroke too with his goals (four in six games) a key component of their form.

It’s the fact that so many of their goals have come late in the day and/or against the odds that exemplifies the spirit in the side. Unless Rovers can put them well out of reach early on this game won’t be over until it’s well and truly over.

But Shamrock Rovers rarely put teams away with something to spare. Particularly away from home where they have only covered a handicap in six of their last eighteen Premier Division matches. With the home side having scored in every game this season it’s possible Rovers will have to score at least twice to win this one.

Having suffered a setback against Pats in the Dublin derby even the Shamrock Rovers website is keen to accept they were a little fortunate to get back to winning ways against Galway. Derry City should be a much more difficult proposition on their home patch.

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Shamrock Rovers have been shortening across the board having opened at 2.4 (7/5) and are now a best priced 2.35 (27/20) with Marathon Bet. That sees Derry City lengthen to 3.54 (33/13) with Marathon Bet while the draw (not out of the question) is best at 3.15 (28/13) also with Marathon Bet.

As much as goals look unlikely in this game it is hard not to be tempted by the prices on offer. Both teams to score is available at 2.3 (13/10) with 888Sport while +2.5 goals is very high at 2.65 (28/17) with Marathon Bet.

It’s a game I wouldn’t touch for goals at a price of 2.4 (7/5) or below but at that price it may just offer a hint of value. Even +1.5 total goals is approaching being backable at 1.53 (8/15) with Betvictor. For a reduced stake +2.5 total goals might just be the way to go.


Derry City v Shamrock Rovers Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

+2.5 goals @ 2.65 with Marathon Bet


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