Finn Harps v Derry City Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2019-07-26

International Football Tips

Premier Division
Friday 26th July 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Derry City AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.51 (odds taken at 21:40 GMT, 25 July 2019)

1 X 2
4.66 3.78 1.72

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 25, 2019 at 21:40 p.m.)

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The Irish top flight season continues on Friday night with a clash between Finn Harps and Derry City as the betting tips continue at Finn Park with a precious three points at stake for both teams.

Finn Harps Prediction – Can Finn Harps stay off bottom place?

Despite holding home advantage at their Finn Park ground on Friday night, second from bottom team, Finn Harps, face a tough challenge when Derry City visit.

Relegation rivals, UCD, have recently posted back-to-back wins at home and Finn Harps are now level on points with the current bottom team.

Friday night’s hosts, Finn Harps, know they must get a result of sorts against Derry City here if they’re to avoid being dropped to bottom place.

A 1-0 win away at third from bottom outfit Waterford last time out will have given the hosts a welcome boost ahead of this clash though.

Recent overall results have been inconsistent as they’ve posted wins against Sligo Rovers and Waterford, but have also suffered defeats to St Patrick’s and UCD.

The inconsistent nature of results has dogged Finn Harps throughout their Irish top flight campaign this season as well.

An overall home record of 3-2-8 15/22 also includes the worst defensive record at home in the Premier Division.

With just 3 clean sheets at home out of their 13 matches played at Finn Park, the hosts will do well to record a shut-out here I fancy.


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Derry City Prediction – Can Derry City extend unbeaten run?

By contrast, Derry City have been the model of consistency in recent weeks as the visitors have put together a valuable 7-match sequence without defeat.

Within this solid set of results, Derry City have registered wins against Finn Harps (4-0 at home), Cork City and Sligo Rovers.

This also means that the visitors have drawn 4 matches as well with stalemates against Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians, Dundalk and UCD.

Derry City are currently occupying 4th place in the Irish Premier Division but have the added incentive of knowing they have a good chance to reduce the deficit on 3rd placed Bohemians here.

They’re currently 5 points adrift of Bohemians, but all three points at Finn Harps on Friday night would reduce the deficit to just 2 points.

An away record of 4-7-2 19/14 make Derry City a stubborn outfit to beat on the road, and indeed the visitors have lost just 1 of their last 12 away matches.

Within this impressive and solid away record is a 3-2 win over tonight’s hosts, Finn Harps too.


Key-Facts – Finn Harps v Derry City

  • Finn Harps have kept just 3 clean sheets at home in the Premier Division
  • Finn Harps possess the worst defensive record at home in the Premier Division
  • Derry City have won the last 6 encounters on the trot against Finn Harps


Betting Tips Verdict

Finn Harps are expected to have their work cut out here against a Derry City side who have held the upper hand over them for some time.

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