Derry City vs Longford by Shibby

Irish Premier League action again for me until the English football kicks off again. The first game I've selected tonight is a game between Derry City and Longford Town. The game will be played at the Brandywell stadium and will kick off at 19:45 UK time.

The host head into the game tonight on the back of a heavy defeat to top of the league Dundalk. The game ended 5-0 and Derry were on home soil! Dundalk generally win the league every season and I'm sure they will do again this year, however, 2nd placed Cork have started to get closer and will push Dundak all the way.

The game was over pretty much at half time as Derry found themselves 3-0 down. This wasn't just a heavy defeat, it was mainly down to the fact that McBride was shown a red card in the 28th minute! I know Derry were already 2-0 down by this stage, however, this didn't help matters at all. David McMillan had an eventful game for Dundal as he bagged a hatrick and got booked :) He's scored 12 goals this season already from just 17 games.

Derry generally don't have too many high scoring games, however, the fact that they got hammered in their last fixture makes me think they will be out for blood tonight and will no doubt try and put a performance in to get the 3 points against bottom club Longford. They are currently in 3rd place in the league and have started to slip away from Cork and Dundalk. Therefore, I think a confident win is very much needed.

The visitors are bottom club Longford Town, they have only 8 points from their opening 18 games, however, their performances have been good and have warranted more. Their last fixture was an away defeat t top club Dundalk (4-3) I tipped over 2.5 on this game so was very happy :)

Longford have been fighting for everything and know that they need to get some points on the board sooner rather than later! 4 of their last 5 away games has seen over 2.5 goals. If they manage to score a goal themselves it really opens games up and they generally end high scoring. For that reason I will be backing over 2.5 Goals tonight at a price of 1.70 with BET365. Good luck all.

Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 with Bet365
Result: 4-0 (won)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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  1. Hassy says:

    BTTS is 2.10. Much more appealing for me.

  2. aron50 says:

    This will finish draw…

  3. Shibby says:

    Hassy – I know I did look at BTTS, however, Longford don’t always get goals. I’d prefer a lower price in case it’s a 3-0 whitewash :)

  4. otown says:

    I like your bets but there is more value in a Derry clean sheet and win I think. Dundalk just wanted the Longford game out of the way to prepare for Europe and the pattern of the goals in that game reflects that.

    Derry are a well established side and it is a tough place to travel to, if you look at the histry of this game @derry longford rarely score and Derry recently beat similar teams Wexford and Bray with clean sheets.

    Another value bet in the LOI tonight is Shamrock rovers to beat Bohs and under2.5 @4.0

    Ps. I am irish! :) GL

  5. Shibby says:

    Good shout otown:)

  6. otown says:

    And you shibby .. a few free beers this wkend :)

  7. Shibby says:

    Indeed otown :)

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