Dundalk v Derry City Betting Preview from the League Of Ireland SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with free football betting tips and the best betting odds

Dundalk v Derry City Betting Preview

Dundalk v Derry City Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Oriel Park

Date: 1st April 2016

Time: 19:45
Feature photo courtesy of Dundalk FC

Dundalk will feel they are back where they belong after a comprehensive victory over Pats last week.

For Derry City it’s a very different matter as second place isn’t a position anyone expected to see them in this season. Particularly after they lost their first game of the season to local rivals Finn Harps.

Losing that particular fixture for only the second time in their history seemed to set them up for a long hard season ahead. That may still transpire but there are a couple of things rising up in Derry that deserve to be acclaimed.

First there are the goals of Rory Patterson (four in five games) who has returned to his old stomping ground with a point to prove. Then there is the team spirit that Kenny Shiels appears to be fostering at The Brandywell.

The last two games have been won 2-1 courtesy of late, late winners and even the game lost to Finn Harps had a consolation goal scored in injury time. In between they beat Bray (0-3) and Cork (1-0), something of a shock.

But Dundalk may have found top gear themselves if a 0-4 win in Inchicore is any measure. That makes them the first side to beat Pats by four goals in twenty-one years and one of the keys to their recent success was evident again.

Their four goals were scored by four different players making it eight different scorers already this season. Having the luxury of bringing David McMillan off the bench to get in on the act is a sign of their strength in depth, too.


Dundalk v Derry City Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

Of course Dundalk are strong favourites for this one at a best 1.36 (9/25) with Marathon Bet. Derry City can be backed at a high of 11/1 with Coral while the draw pays best at 5.5 (9/2) with Marathon Bet.

Dundalk have kept a clean sheet in all but one of their last five Premier Division home games so Dundalk To Win To Nil can be considered at 2.1 (11/10) with Paddy Power. You can get the same price for Dundalk -1 goal handicap with Paddy Power.

The handicap has been covered by Dundalk in three of the five meetings at Oriel Park in the Stephen Kenny era. At better then even money it’s hard to refuse.

As ever keep an eye out for team news and if Paddy Barrett starts and you can a get price approaching 25/1 for first goalscorer he could be worth a pop.

 

Dundalk v Derry City betting preview free football betting tips

Dundalk -1 @ 2.1 with Paddy Power

 

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