Sligo Rovers FC - Derry City
Sligo have failed to win any of their last five matches
Derry City are unbeaten in their last five games against Sligo
Derry City have the best away record in the Irish Premier League this season
Hosts have struggled lately
Sligo Rovers are enduring a poor run of form in the Irish Premier Division and things don’t get any easier for Liam Buckley’s side as they welcome second placed Derry City to The Showgrounds on Monday. Sligo have failed to win any of their last five matches, taking just two points in that period and they host a Derry side who they do not have a good record against in recent times. Sligo have failed to beat Derry in the last five meetings between the two.
Side with Derry to continue fine away record
Second placed Derry City will be looking to close the gap on league leaders Shamrock Rovers as they travel to Sligo on Monday evening. Derry have been in great form on the road this season having taken 17 points from their eight away matches so far this campaign, Ruaidhri Higgins’ side currently hold the best away record in the division. Derry can take further encouragement from their recent record against Sligo heading into Monday’s game – Derry City are unbeaten in their last five matches against Monday’s hosts.
There is plenty to like about Derry’s chances on Monday night. Derry City are in great form on their travels this season and have a very good recent record against Monday’s opponents – Derry City to win in the outright market is the main selection for this one. Both teams have scored in Sligo’s last six matches and there is every chance that run continues. In the correct score market, a chance can be taken on this finishing 2-1 to the visitors.