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Derry City vs Waterford prediction, odds and free betting tips (02/07/2021)

Derry City are still searching for their first home win of the new campaign ahead of second from bottom Waterford’s visit to the Brandywell on Friday. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our detailed match preview.

Derry City vs Waterford Top Free Betting Tips

We’ve trawled through the stats to bring you a detailed and unbiased pre-match analysis of Drogheda vs Finn Harps. Here are our top three predictions for Friday’s Irish Premier Division fixture.

Prediction 1

  • Double Chance
  • Waterford or Draw
  • 1/1

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Prediction 2

  • Both Teams to Score
  • Yes
  • 21/20

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Prediction 3

  • Total Goals
  • Over 2.5 Goals
  • 6/5

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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.

Waterford Double Chance

Marc Bircham seems to have overcome some of his early teething problems at Waterford and the club’s new manager – who was appointed back in May – has watched his charges take a healthy seven points from the last 12 on offer. Successive victories on the road at Longford and Dundalk have further galvanised confidence in The Blues’ ranks and on Friday Waterford travel to take on a Derry City outfit still searching for their first home victory of the 2021 Premier Division campaign.

Both Teams to Score

Derry City have been a reliable source of winning BTTS tips this season and we’re advising you to stick to the same market in our predictions for Friday’s fixture. Remarkably, both teams to score has landed in nine of City’s last 11 league matches while five of Waterford’s last six games have produced goals at either end.

Over 2.5 Goals

Watford have been excellent value in the entertainment stakes since Marc Bircham took the reins last month and six of their eight games since his arrival have delivered over 2.5 goals with the net rippling 2.85 times per 90 minutes on average. Waterford will arrive in Derry ready to go for the jugular following back-to-back victories on their travels and that should ensure that supporters are treated to another compelling tussle.

Derry City vs Waterford: Match Preview

Derry City

Derry City’s proud eight-match unbeaten streak finally came to an end with a 2-1 reverse at Dundalk last week, though a scratch at the surface of that run reveals a less than positive sublayer. The Candystripes are the only team in the Premier Division yet to win a single home game this season and their performances at the Brandywell are of major concern for their manager and former player Ruaidhrí Higgins.


The improvement in Waterford’s displays under Mark Bircham was never more evident than in last week’s 1-1 draw with the division’s early pace-setters St. Patrick’s Athletic. Bircham seems to be getting a tune out of forward-thinking pair John Martin and Shane Griffin in particular and both players come into Friday’s contest in decent goal-getting form.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Derry City vs Waterford

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

FAQs regarding Derry City vs Waterford Coverage

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Where is the match scheduled?

Friday’s Irish Premier Division clash between Derry City and Waterford will be played at the Brandywell.

When does this match start?

The fixture will kick-off at 19:45 GMT on July 2.

Who is favourite to win the game?

Derry City are the bookmakers’ favourites to win Friday’s fixture, though the hosts have yet to win a single home game this season.