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Derry City and Dundalk meet at Brandywell Stadium, in a match for the 4th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 5 wins and 1 draw in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-10-2016, for the FAI Cup, which ended in Dundalk’s victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by R. Curtis (3 ‘), for Derry City, and C. Kilduff (36’) and R. Finn (67 ‘), for Dundalk. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sligo Rovers, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Bohemians, by (0-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Derry City has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 19 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 14 in 19 have ended with More than 2.5 goals.
The Derry City starts for this game with a win over the Bohemian, by 0-1, adding in this way the first victory in the Irish championship. In this game in his stadium, coach Kenny Shiels Reynolds should not make major changes compared to the previous starting lineup, with Nicky Low being the main responsible for organizing the offensive process. The number 9 Ronan Curtis is the best score of Derry City, with 2 goals scored. Without great absences, the local coach must act in maximum strength.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they have won in a home match against Limerick by (8-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Shamrock Rovers, by (0-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, has been out stronger than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins and 5 draws as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Dundalk has won 7 and tied 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Dundalk comes to this game with an excellent victory over Limerick, by 8-0, thus adding the first win in this Irish championship. To remember that visitors still did not lose out of home. Coach Stephen Kenny usually plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession football and organized attacks: Ronan Murray is responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process of the visiting team. On the other hand, Duffy and Hoban are the best Dundalk markers, with 2 goals scored each. For this game the coach has all his players.
Derry City vs Dundalk head to head matches
20.04.18 PD Dundalk Derry City 2 : 2
20.08.17 PD Derry City Dundalk 0 : 4
13.08.17 FAI Dundalk Derry City 4 : 0
23.05.17 PD Dundalk Derry City 0 : 0
13.03.17 PD Derry City Dundalk 3 : 1