Sligo Rovers vs Derry City prediction 04/07/2024

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Derry City

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  • Date: 04/07/2024
  • Competition: Premier Division
  • KO: 20:45 CEST
  • Venue: The Showgrounds (Sligo)

Irish Premier Division action returns on Thursday evening as Sligo Rovers welcome an on-form Derry City to The Showgrounds. 

Sligo Rovers vs Derry City Betting Tips - Under 2.5 Goals

Derry City make the trip to Sligo in search of a fifth successive Premier Division victory after a thumping 5:1 win against Drogheda United last week. An impressive display saw five different players get on the scoresheet for Ruaidhrí Higgins side. 

Unbeaten in six league matches, Derry find themselves second in the Premier Division, just two points behind leaders Shelbourne, albeit having played one game more than the pacesetters. 

On the road, Derry have struggled to turn draws into victories. Higgins' men, while losing just two of 11 away matches, have won only three on their travels this season (W3, D6, L2).

Defensively secure, Derry conceded just two goals in their last six away fixtures. Five of those games saw under 2.5 goals scored, and a similarly tight affair seems likely against a Sligo side that are tough to beat at The Showgrounds. 

While sitting seventh in the ten-team division, Sligo have lost only two of their last nine home fixtures, with a pair of wins picked up in their last two run outs in front of their own support. Five of Sligo´s last seven home fixtures saw under 2.5 goals scored.

Recent encounters between these sides have also proven tight affairs. Six of their last eight meetings over the past two years saw less than three goals scored. 

Taking these numbers into consideration, I expect another low-scoring matchup so I'm backing under 2.5 goals scored at The Showgrounds on Thursday.

Sligo Rovers vs Derry City Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Derry City

    2 : 2

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

  2. Sligo Rovers

    0 : 0

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  3. Sligo Rovers

    5 : 4

    Derry City

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Sligo Rovers

    1 : 0

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  5. Derry City

    2 : 1

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers team news

Sligo boss John Russell is expected to make at least one change to his side on Thursday. Simon Power will surely earn a recall after scoring twice as a second-half substitute in the 2:0 win against former club Shamrock Rovers. 

John Mahon remains a long-term absentee for the hosts.

Last matches of Sligo Rovers

  1. Sligo Rovers

    2 : 0

    Shamrock Rovers

    Premier Division

  2. Dundalk

    1 : 0

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

  3. Waterford

    4 : 1

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

  4. Sligo Rovers

    2 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  5. Shelbourne

    1 : 2

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

Sligo Rovers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Edward McGinty

Defenders

  • 2

    John Ross Wilson

  • 15

    Oliver Denham

  • 28

    Nando Pijnaker

  • 3

    Reece Hutchinson

Midfielders

  • 27

    Connor Malley

  • 8

    Niall Morahan

  • 11

    Fabrice Hartmann

  • 4

    Ellis Chapman

  • 7

    William Fitzgerald

Forwards

  • 25

    Simon Power

Derry City

Derry City team news

Head coach Higgins is likely to retain faith in the same XI that strolled past Drogheda last weekend. The visitors have no reported injury issues ahead of the trip to Sligo.

Last matches of Derry City

  1. Derry City

    5 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  2. Crusaders

    0 : 2

    Derry City

    Club Friendlies 3

  3. Bohemian FC

    1 : 2

    Derry City

    Premier Division

  4. Derry City

    2 : 0

    Galway United

    Premier Division

  5. Derry City

    3 : 0

    Waterford

    Premier Division

Derry City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Brian Maher

Defenders

  • 23

    Cameron Dummigan

  • 6

    Mark Connolly

  • 16

    Shane McEleney

  • 14

    Ben Doherty

Midfielders

  • 15

    Sadou Diallo

  • 28

    Adam O'Reilly

  • 12

    Paul McMullan

  • 8

    William Patching

  • 27

    Daniel Kelly

Forwards

  • 9

    Patrick Hoban

Key Facts Sligo Rovers vs Derry City

  1. Sligo Rovers have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches
  2. Derry City have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 away matches
  3. Derry City have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches against Sligo Rovers

Main prediction Sligo Rovers - Derry City

Under 2.5 goals

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6 wins in a row

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Sligo Rovers vs Derry City - FAQ

? Sligo Rovers Player to Watch

Ellis Chapman - The 24-year-old tops the Sligo scoring charts with four goals scored in 22 league appearances this season. 

? Derry City Player to Watch

Patrick Hoban - The experienced forward has bagged 12 goals in 21 appearances this season