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Under 2.5 goals at Derry City vs St. Patrick’s Atheltic 1/2 for Friday’s Irish Premier Division matchup

Posted September 17th, 2020 | By: Tom Dunstan

Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

In a contest between two sides desperate to break into the top half of the Premier Division standings, Derry City will host a struggling St. Patrick’s on Friday evening.

Starting with the hosts, enjoying what has been an eye-catching run of form, Derry City find the mood in their camp at a season-high. In their opening 10 Premier Division matchups this year, they have recorded three wins, three draws and four defeats, scoring 11 and conceding 10 in return. Collecting 12 points out of a possible 30, they open Friday’s fixtures sat in sixth and four points adrift of breaking into the top half of the table. As for their previous run of results, Derry have lost just one of their last five Premier Division contests and are also unbeaten in their last six straight matchups across all formats within 90 minutes. However, it should be noted, each of their last three appearances on the bounce have seen under 2.5 goals by the final whistle.

As for the visitors, continuing on what has been a dreadful run of form, St. Patrick’s Athletic have only seen themselves continue to freefall down the Premier Division standings. In their opening 11 top-flight contests this year, they have recorded three wins, three draws and five defeats, scoring six and conceding 10 in return. Collecting a points tally of 12 out of a possible 33, they open Friday’s fixtures sat down in eighth and just one-place above slipping into the relegation play-off spot. As for their recent run of results, St. Patrick’s have failed to win any of their last five straight contests across all competitions and they have remarkably failed to record a single strike in any of their last five appearances. With five of their last six away contests seeing under 2.5 goals by the final whistle, we’re backing a similar outcome this week.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Derry City vs St. Patrick’s Atheltic 1/2 for Friday’s Irish Premier Division matchup @ 888sport

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