St Patricks Athletic v Derry City Betting Preview with free football betting tips, head to head stats and the best betting odds from the League Of Ireland SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

St Patricks Athletic v Derry City Betting Preview

St Patricks Athletic v Derry City Betting Preview

Airtricity League Premier Division

Location: Richmond Park

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: 19:45
Photo courtesy of Sligo Sport Photography

Both St Patricks Athletic and Derry City have made it to the EA Sports Cup semi finals this week but it’s the league that really counts.

Most fans pay little heed to the League Cup and Derry’s quarter final victory came against a Cork City side with nine changes in their ranks. Pats’ win came thanks to an extra-time winner from Mark Timlin who probably had one eye in Friday’s game.

Timlin switched allegiance from The Candystripes to St Pats in the close season. By his own admission in an interview with the Irish Sun he thought their league positions would be reversed by now.

Timlin says he joined Pats to challenge for the league title so you have to think he is planning on sticking around for a few seasons. They are already nine points behind Dundalk and two wins in their last six league games tells it’s own story.

Derry City lost their first game in ten last weekend and will be just as keen as the home side to get their form back on track. Even if Cork did make a raft of changes in the midweek cup game they still showed character to come back from a goal behind to win the game in extra time.

Pats may need to figure without their talismanic striker, Christy Fagan, who has missed the last two games with an injury. That could have a massive impact on goal production but the stats are in favour of goals with all but one of Pats’ home games seeing +2.5 goals this season. Derry’s games on the road have seen +2.5 goals on four out of six occasions.

The head to head stats show that all but two of the last ten meetings have seen less than three goals and that certainly takes the shine off the prospects.


St Patricks Athletic v Derry City Betting Preview Best Betting Odds

St Patricks Athletic are favourites at a best 2.3 (13/10) with Marathon Bet. Derry City can be backed at a high of 3.4 (12/5) with Betvictor and Paddy Power while the draw is also available at 3.4 (12/5) with Marathon Bet.

Goals backers can get 2.3 (13/10) with Marathon Bet for +2.5 goals and that could have a chance. Both teams to score also holds some appeal at even money with Paddy Power and Betfair.

Under 2.5 goals at a short 1.69 (9/13) with Marathon Bet is likely to be the most backed bet in this encounter. If that results in the price for +2.5 goals rising it could be worth taking.

 

St Patricks Athletic v Derry City Betting Preview Free Football Betting Tips

Draw at 3.4 (12/5) with Marathon Bet

About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the website manager and chief betting advisor for Irish Football Tips and Scottish Football Tips.

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