Derry City vs Dundalk for Friday’s Premier Division match at the Brandywell Stadium, in Derry, Northern Ireland.
This Friday’s Premier Division matchday 24 of Ireland will be played with an exciting duel between two strong teams from this championship with Derry City hosting the championship lead, Dundalk.
This is a duel that in recent times has been better for Dundalk who won 6 of the last nine meetings, and the rest finished tied, which only demonstrates the superiority of this team to his adversary.
Derry has made a good season now occupying the fourth place in the championship with 35 points, six fewer than the Bohemians and still with a game behind which may earn the team 3 points away from third place giving access to European competitions of the next period.
As for the form, Derry it’s not going through an easy phase having only won two of the last nine games. On the previous match, Derry got a draw on the ground of their direct opponent, the Bohemians, thus adding the fourth consecutive game without losing, but this time will face a far superior opponent to those he has met so far.
At home, Derry keeps a good record, but most of their positive results come against opponents of smaller calibre having lost the games against Bohemians, Shamrock and also Dundalk.
Dundalk is the isolated leader of the championship with 8 points more than the second classified the Shamrock and is in a hot streak of 9 consecutive victories, a fantastic record that shows why this team is so dominant in this championship.
Away from home, Dundalk has also a very positive record achieved mainly in recent times achieving six consecutive victories since the defeat in the ground of Sligo. In this period they beat strong teams like Bohemians and Shamrock, and it is essential to mention that they only conceded a goal in these six matches.
It will be a challenging game for both teams, but given the recent form of Dundalk, it is difficult not to see here a victory for the current champion. So I’m going to win visitors with an odd 1.80.