Drogheda vs Derry City
League: League of Ireland Regular Season
Date: Sunday, 26th May 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:45
Venue: United Park
Drogheda United and Derry City join forces at Hunky Dorys Park in a match for the 16th round of the Premier League. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, in 18-03-2017, the Derry City gained at home by (4-0). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there were 2 draws and 2 wins for each team in the last 6 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 05-05-2016, for the FAI Cup, which ended Derry City’s victory for (1-2).
The home team is currently in 8th place, with 15 points conquered, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate game, lost outside Cork City by (5-0). In the last game, tied at home against Bray Wanderers by (0-0). For the championship, Drogheda United conquered 9 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in their last 7 games at their stadium.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 matches in his stadium. In their games for the league at home the most frequent final result to the rest was the 0-0 (3 in 7 parties). The team conceded goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, reason why it has not been very strong defensively. In 15 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 matches in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period in the last 19 home games for all competitions: he suffered 7 of his 17 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Drogheda come to this day after a home draw, scoreless, against the Bray. The main reference of attack of the equipment of the house is the Irishman Mark Griffin, being his best quality the capacity of finalization. You can guess that the home team is back on a tactical system in 4-3-3. Responsible for giving more creativity to the offensive plays is the experienced midfielder Purdy. The center back is the central defender, Luke Gallagher.
The visiting team is currently in 4th place, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, he won at home against Shamrock Rovers by (3-1). In the last game, tied outside Dundalk by (0-0). For the championship, Derry City conquered 10 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 games they played as a visitor.
In this competition, he tied the last 4 games as a visitor and did not win any of the last 5 that he played as a visitor. In their games for the league at home the most frequent final result to the rest was the 0-0 (4 in 7 parties). His defense has not been very solid, having suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 matches in this competition, only managed 1 comeback in all 7 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Derry comes to this game after a goalless draw at home to Dundalk. The visiting club presents quality from the offensive point of view, since the best markers of the team are McEneff and McNamee, each with 6 goals scored. Even so, the visiting team is expected to adopt a more defensive strategy, with the aim of trying to fill their defensive weaknesses.
Drogheda vs Derry City Head to Head [H2H]:
18.03.17 PD Derry City Drogheda 4 : 0
24.05.16 FAI Drogheda Derry City 1 : 2
20.05.16 FAI Derry City Drogheda 1 : 1
05.09.15 PD Derry City Drogheda 0 : 2
21.08.15 FAI Derry City Drogheda 3 : 0
Derry City are undefeated in their last 8 Premier League games in a row
Drogheda Utd have drawn their last 3 home Premier League games
Derry City have been drawing at HT/FT their last 4 away Premier League matches
Drogheda Utd have failed to score a single goal in their last 3 Premier League games
Derry City are undefeated in 27 of their last 31 Premier League games
Derry City haven’t lost a match in 20 of their last 23 away matches in Premier League
Derry City have won only 2 of their last 11 Premier League matches
Derry City are undefeated in 8 of their last 9 away Premier League games
Derry City have achieved 6 draws in their last 8 games in Premier League
Drogheda Utd have won just 1 of their last 7 matches in Premier League
Drogheda Utd have won just 1 of their last 6 home matches in Premier League
Derry City have won only 1 of their last 6 away Premier League matches
Derry City have defeated Drogheda Utd in just 1 of their last 6 away league encounters
Drogheda Utd have drawn 3 of their last 5 Premier League games
Derry City have defeated by 2 or more goals Drogheda Utd in 3 of their last 6 league meetings
Derry City to Win or Draw.