Bray vs Derry City (By: TFB)
Irish football is back after a bonus round of games on Monday which saw different fortunes for both Bray Wanderers and Derry City.
Bray, currently really struggling in the Irish league, and are routed to the bottom with just 4 points. They recently earned a fantastic 1-0 home win over Shamrock Rovers, even though the away side had 10 men for a lot of it! Unfortunately Bray just haven't kicked on since and have lost the proceeding 3 matches to Waterford 3-0, Limerick 1-0 and Sligo 2-1. Limerick and Sligo are their closest rivals so 2 losses to both of those sides will leave the squad fairly deflated. The Seagulls are currently 9 points behind Limerick in 9th place.
Bray don't have any player in their squad who has more than 1 goal this season. Worrying times when we are 14 rounds in!
Derry have been a little bit of a surprise so far. 5th or 6th would normally be where you'd expect them to be but they currently lie in 4th place and are really pushing the top 3 sides this season. Since their 6-1 loss to Shamrock back in March they have hit a 10 game unbeaten run and have beaten teams at a canter including a 5-1 thrashing of Bray in Northern Ireland.
Derry look to have everyone fit for the trip to Bray including top scorer Aaron McEnuff and exciting youngster Ronan Hale with the 19 year old netting 5 times in 10 League of Ireland matches.
Bray haven't shown any signs of improvement and bar a one-off surprise performance they will likely go down to Derry.
Bray vs Derry City prediction
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