Dundalk vs Derry City prediction 31.05.2024

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  • Competition: Premier Division
  • Date: Friday, 31st May, 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC +1 / 20:45 CEST
  • Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk)

On Friday evening, the last-placed Dundalk will welcome title-chasing Derry City at Oriel Park in Dundalk. 

Dundalk have been among the best teams in Ireland's Premier Division, even winning five titles in the last decade. However, the current season has been nothing short of a disaster. They are 10th with only 12 points in 17 rounds, already seven points away from the safe zone. Dundalk even changed the coach before the last game, and it remains to see whether that will have a positive impact. 

Derry City finished second in the last two seasons, behind Shamrock Rovers, but not too close to winning the title. This year, they found themselves in a similar position after 19 rounds as they are in second place, six points behind the league's leader, Shelbourne. However, with winning only one point in the last two games, they are in a mini-crisis, and a game against out-of-form Dundalk could help them change the negative momentum. 

Dundalk vs Derry City pick: Under 2.5 goals

Dundalk are in terrible form, having won only once in the last five games. They have big problems offensively and have scored only nine goals in 17 rounds - 0.53 per game. Mostly due to a terrible offensive display, they were under 2.5 goals in 12 of 17 matches (71%). At home, that number is even higher, as 87% of their games finished with fewer than three goals. 

Derry City haven't been great offensively in recent games, scoring only five goals in the last six games, which is way below their average of 1.42 goals per game. Additionally, away from home, they only played low-scoring games and were under 2.5 goals in the last four matches.

Considering all the above, we highly believe that an under 2.5 goals bet is the best option for this Premier Division tie. 

Dundalk vs Derry City Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Derry City

    4 : 1

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  2. Dundalk

    1 : 3

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  3. Derry City

    3 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  4. Dundalk

    2 : 2

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  5. Derry City

    0 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

Dundalk

Dundalk team news

John Mountney, the team's captain and one of the best players, suffered an injury against Galway and had to leave the field after 35 minutes. Besides Mountney, players who missed the previous games with injuries should remain sidelined: Scott High, Dara Keane, Robbie Mahon, and Ciaran McGuckin. 

Additionally, the team's first goalkeeper, George Shelvey, will miss the fourth game in a row due to suspension. The football association has given him a ten-game ban after his discriminatory comments towards the referee in the Drogheda game. 

On May 23rd, Jon Daly was appointed as the new head coach after Noel King stepped down after only four games in charge. According to credible sources, the former Ireland U21 manager resigned for medical reasons.

Last matches of Dundalk

  1. Galway United

    2 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  2. Dundalk

    1 : 0

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  3. Waterford

    4 : 1

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  4. Drogheda United FC

    2 : 1

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  5. Dundalk

    0 : 0

    Shelbourne

    Premier Division

Dundalk lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ross Munro

Defenders

  • 13

    Zac Johnson

  • 2

    Archie Davies

  • 30

    Zak Bradshaw

  • 4

    Andy Boyle

  • 15

    Mayowa Animasahun

Midfielders

  • 11

    Ryan O'Kane

  • 21

    Paul Doyle

  • 7

    Daryl Horgan

  • 22

    Samuel Durrant

Forwards

  • 9

    James Gullan

Derry City

Derry City team news

The team should have almost the entire squad available. Only Colm Whelan, who has been out with a long-term injury, will miss the upcoming game.

Derry City's total market value is 3.45 million euros, compared to Dundalk's 2.95 million. 

Last matches of Derry City

  1. Derry City

    2 : 2

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

  2. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 0

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  3. St. Patrick`s Athletic

    0 : 1

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  4. Derry City

    1 : 0

    Bohemian FC

    Premier Division

  5. Derry City

    1 : 1

    Shelbourne

    Premier Division

Derry City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Brian Maher

Defenders

  • 14

    Ben Doherty

  • 24

    Sam Todd

  • 16

    Shane McEleney

  • 2

    Ronan Boyce

Midfielders

  • 15

    Sadou Diallo

  • 8

    William Patching

  • 12

    Paul McMullan

  • 28

    Adam O'Reilly

  • 7

    Michael Duffy

Forwards

  • 9

    Patrick Hoban

4 Reasons why we should see fewer than three goals

  1. Dundalk scored only nine goals in 17 rounds
  2. Dundalk were under 2.5 goals in 12 of 17 games
  3. Derry City scored one goal in the last three matches
  4. Derry City were under 2.5 goals in the last four road games

Main prediction Dundalk - Derry City

Under 2.5 goals

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54% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

BTTS - NO

Best odds:1.72

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:1.86

Dundalk vs Derry City - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the LOI TV channel. 

? How much is the average xG for Dundalk this season?

The average xG for Dundalk in the Premier Division this season is 0.90.

? How much is the average xG for Derry City this season?

The average xG for Derry City in the Premier Division this season is 1.47.