Shamrock Rovers 8/13 to beat Derry City and over 1.5 goals in Friday’s Irish Premier Division contest
Competition: Irish Premier Division
Market: Shamrock Rovers win and over 1.5 goals
Odds: 8/13 @ 888sport
Simply looking to extend their buffer at the top of the Premier Division table on Friday night, a free-scoring Shamrock Rovers will host Derry City.
Starting with the hosts, enjoying what has been a stunning free-scoring purple patch, Shamrock Rovers appear to be storming towards the Premier Division title this season. In their 14 top-flight contests so far this year, they have recorded 12 wins against two draws and are the only side who are yet to taste defeat. Scoring 38 and conceding just seven in return, it should also be noted that along with holding a five-point buffer at the top of the table, they also hold both the best-attacking and defensive records in the Premier Division. As for their recent run of results, Shamrock have won each of their last five top-flight contests on the bounce, a run that has seen them score a staggering 18 goals and concede just a sole strike in return. Even more impressive, continuing on from last season, Friday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their last 16 home fixtures, recording 13 wins.
As for the visitors, while Derry City might have managed to pick up what was a much-needed victory last time out, they are a side that is desperately seeking some stability. In their 14 Premier Division contests so far this season, they have recorded four wins, four draws and six defeats, scoring 14 and conceding 13 in return. Managing to collect a points tally of 16, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat down in seventh and still looking over their shoulder at the relegation play-off spot. As for their recent run of results, while Derry City might have managed to bring an end to their four-match top-flight winless run last time out, it should be noted that Friday’s guests have been hit with back-to-back defeats on the road. Failing to win any of their last nine straight meetings against the league leaders, we’re backing a routine home victory this week.
Bet: Shamrock Rovers 8/13 to beat Derry City and over 1.5 goals in Friday’s Irish Premier Division contest @ 888sport