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Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers prediction, odds and free betting tips (16/07/2021)

Derry City and Shamrock Rovers meet at the Brandywell on Friday evening for an Irish Premier Division clash. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our expert match preview.

Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Shamrock Rovers top the Irish Premier Division by goal difference ahead of their trip north to take on Derry City. Read our top three free predictions for Friday’s fixture below.

Prediction 1

  • Match Result
  • Shamrock Rovers to Win
  • 4/5

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Prediction 2

  • Total Goals
  • Under 2.5 Goals
  • 4/6

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Prediction 3

  • Anytime Goalscorer
  • Rory Gaffney
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The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Shamrock Rovers to Win

Champions Shamrock Rovers were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Derry when the teams last met in Dublin, though the Hoops have won on each of their last three visits to take on City at the Brandywell. Derry’s goalscorer at Rovers in May – Will Patching – has since returned to his parent club Dundalk and with his match-defining ability gone, Rovers are our pick to claim the points again.

Under 2.5 Goals

With six-goal leading marksman Will Patching back at Dundalk, Derry City suddenly look toothless in the final third and the Candystripes couldn’t find a route to goal at St. Patrick’s Athletic last time out despite playing with a one-man advantage for the last 30 minutes. The dearth of goal-getters in their ranks should ensure that Friday’s game is a low-scoring affair. Four of the last five encounters between Derry and Rovers produced under 2.5 goals and we expect this week’s tussle to follow suit.

Anytime Goalscorer: Rory Gaffney

Rovers forward Rory Gaffney is in the midst of a five-match dry spell, however, the 31-year-old’s luck could be about to change. Gaffney just loves playing against Derry and the former Walsall man has already scored twice against City this term, notching in successive against them in April and May.

Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers: Match Preview

Derry City

Derry City are hovering in mid-table limbo as we cross the halfway point of the Irish Premier Division campaign and the Candystripes will need to improve their performances at home fast to spark a surge up the standings in the second half of the season. City have won only once at the Brandywell in ten attempts this term and manager Ruaidhrí Higgins is struggling to find a tactical formula that works in Derry.

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers were dumped out of the Champions League qualifiers by Slovan Bratislava in midweek, though their early continental exit should allow them to concentrate fully on domestic matters. The Hoops’ title defence has been patchy so far, though they still sit at the summit of the division by goal difference ahead of Sligo Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Derry City
VS
Shamrock Rovers
16th July 2021
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Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers

icon Head to Head

16/07/21
RIP
Derry City
Derry City
2 - 4
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
15/05/21
RIP
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
1 - 1
Derry City
Derry City
13/04/21
RIP
Derry City
Derry City
0 - 2
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
07/11/20
RIP
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
2 - 0
Derry City
Derry City
09/08/20
RIP
Derry City
Derry City
1 - 2
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers

Derry City

Last 5

24/07/21
RoIFC
Drogheda United
Drogheda United
1 - 1
Derry City
Derry City
09/07/21
RIP
St Patricks
St Patricks
1 - 0
Derry City
Derry City
02/07/21
RIP
Derry City
Derry City
2 - 0
Waterford FC
Waterford FC
25/06/21
RIP
Dundalk
Dundalk
2 - 1
Derry City
Derry City
21/06/21
RIP
Derry City
Derry City
1 - 1
Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

Last 5

30/07/21
RIP
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
3 - 1
St Patricks
St Patricks
23/07/21
RoIFC
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
2 - 0
Galway United
Galway United
13/07/21
UCLQ
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
2 - 1
Slovan Bratislava
Slovan Bratislava
07/07/21
UCLQ
Slovan Bratislava
Slovan Bratislava
2 - 0
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
02/07/21
RIP
Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
3 - 1
Dundalk
Dundalk

Derry City vs Shamrock Rovers Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Friday’s fixture will be contested at the Brandywell Stadium in Derry.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on July 16.

Has either club won the Irish Premier Division before?

Current champions Shamrock Rovers have won the Premier Division a record 18 times while Derry have claimed the title twice in their history.