Competition: Premier Division
Betting Tips: Dundalk over 1.5 goals
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The supremacy in the Irish Premier Division is also the Dundalk FC this season. After almost two-thirds of the season, the reigning champions at the top of the table can already rest on a fairly comfortable lead. The brief period of weakness in early April has long been overcome, and since then Dundalk has been rushing from victory to victory to celebrate its 100th anniversary in Irish professional football this year.
Derry City vs Dundalk Football Betting Tips
At the beginning of the week, the Lilywhites gave the guests from Waterford no chance, and on Friday Dundalk will be a guest of their own – at Derry City. The pre-season table night is much better this season and has already collected nearly as many points as last year. The Candystripes currently also have a small run. However, in the match between Derry City and Dundalk, the prediction is nevertheless a tip on away win.
Derry City – Statistics & Current Form
On Monday, Derry City were out in league play for the third consecutive time and ran out in the fight for a European starting place at the Third Bohemians not a goalless draw. However, Derry City remained undefeated in the fifth competitive game in a row. Fourth with a 9-8-5 record, the gap to an international place is six points, but Derry City still has a catch-up game in the hindquarters. Compared to last season, in which Derry City finished only eighth out of ten with just 35 points, this year sees a significant increase in performance.
This is particularly evident in the number of collected hits. With 22 goals conceded Derry City so far on average exactly one goal per game. Last season, at 1.94, it was almost twice as many. Also, the club is currently the third best offensive in the country – despite the one game less. However, in the domestic Brandywell Stadium the performance of the Candystripes were mixed so far, with Derry City has completed the least home games of all clubs (sometimes up to four less) by that time. Although Derry City won five of the previous nine league games on homey lawn, but there were already three bankruptcies. Derry City have won two and lost two of their last five league home games.
In the games of Derry City fell so far on average 2.5 goals, which corresponds to the league average. Three games ended in scoreless, making Derry City one of the teams to score 0-0. The junior duo Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and David Parkhouse come together to twelve hits (both six each) and is hunted internally by Vice-captain and defensive engine Ciaron Harkin with five goals. These top performers will also be on the field on Friday. But even if the hosts had a small run last, speaks in the game between Derry City and Dundalk for a tip in the direction of the home side little.
Expected formation of Derry City:
Cherrie; Toal, Coll, Gilchrist; Harkin, Sloggett, McNamee, McDonagh, Bruna; Parkhouse, Ogedi-Uzokwe
Last matches of Derry City:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Bohemians Dublin Vs. Derry City 0: 0 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Cork City vs. Derry City 1: 4 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Derry City vs. Cliftonville 1: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Shamrock Rovers Vs. Derry City 2: 2 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 27/05/2019 – Derry City vs. Finn Harps 2: 1 (League Cup)
Dundalk – Statistics & Current Form
Four championship titles in the last five years, also a runner-up. One thing is clear: the Dundalk FC has dominated Irish football in recent years mostly at will. This season does not look different. 17 of the previous 23 games in the Premier Division, the champion could decide for themselves and has lost only two. Both bankruptcies occurred consecutively in April and each abroad. But since the surprise 1: 2 defeat at the Sligo Rovers Dundalk has won 14 of the last 15 official games, ten of them to zero. Most recently, Dundalk was without a goal in five consecutive league games.
Already, the lead on the Second Shamrock Rovers is comfortably eight points. With 44 goals scored, Dundalk scores the best offense in the league, with just eleven goals and also the best defensive. Away, Dundalk won the last six games and scored at least two goals in five of those games. The last five away wins celebrated the reigning champions to zero. In the previous 23 games of Dundalk fell on average only 2.4 goals per game – and thus less than the upcoming opponent – but the only reason is that Dundalk provides by far the best defense.
Best scorer of Dundalk is striker Patrick Hoban with eleven goals. He also leads the Premier Division scorers’ list but has not been able to score in the last three games. But with Derry City, the Irishman knows his way around. In the two previous duels this season, Hoban shot three of Dundalk’s four goals against Derry City. In general, Dundalk has often met Derry City in the past, as seen by direct comparison. Therefore, and because in Dundalk’s game at Derry City the betting odds for a tip on even two goals are good, this option appears to be a very good alternative.
Expected formation of Dundalk:
Rogers; Jarvis, Hoare, Gannon, Cleary; Shields, McGrath, McEleney, Duffy; Kelly, Hoban
Last Games by Dundalk:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Dundalk Vs. Waterford United 3: 0 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Shamrock Rovers vs. Dundalk 0: 1 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Finn Harps Vs. Dundalk 0: 3 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 31.05.2019 – Dundalk Vs. Sligo Rovers 4-0 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 27.05.2019 – Dundalk Vs. UC Dublin 3: 1 (League Cup)
Derry City vs Dundalk Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In this millennium there were already 39 duels between the opponents. Dundalk won 23 of them. The balance of the past six years in particular speaks volumes: The last victory against Dundalk celebrated Derry City on 17.03.2017 – it was the only victory in the last 24 (!) Duels – 17 threes for Dundalk. There have already been two direct encounters this season. Derry City lost 2-0 at home on matchday six and surprisingly lost a point in early May despite a 0-2 deficit thanks to a penalty shot just before the end. Dundalk has scored at least two goals in each of their last eight matches, scoring a whopping 25 goals in each of these eight games – an average of 3.1 goals per duel.
Derry City vs Dundalk Our Best Betting Tips Explained
In the list of record champions, the Dundalk FC with 13 championships currently shares second place with the Shelbourne FC. That will certainly change after this season. Then only three more titles are missing to catch up with record champion Shamrock Rovers. The last nine competitive matches were won by Dundalk and 14 of the last 15 away won the last six games, five of them to zero. In the game of Derry City against Dundalk the tip on away win to this odds is certainly a possibility.
Key Facts – Derry City vs Dundalk tips
⭐️ Derry City has been unbeaten in five competitive games
⭐️ Dundalk is again the measure of all things in Ireland this season and unbeaten in 15 competitive matches – 14 victories
⭐️ Dundalk has scored at least two goals in the last eight direct matches with Derry City – a total of 25
Dundalk is also in this game as a favorite and it speaks much for a victory of the master. However, as this may have required at least two hits and because Dundalk was particularly fond of Derry City in the past, I recommend a variant with higher odds. In the match between Derry City and Dundalk, my prediction is to score at least two goals, with best odds of 2.30.