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Finn Harps and Derry City meet in Ballybofey on Saturday in the Irish Premier Division. Leaders Derry go in search of more points when they make the short hop to Donegal. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Finn Harps vs Derry City – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Derry City have won five league fixtures on the spin ahead of their trip to pay Finn Harps on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.
- Match Result – Derry City to Win @ 3/4 (1.75)
- Team Goals – Over 1.5 Derry City Team Goals @ 11/10 (2.1)
- Anytime Goalscorer – Jamie McGonigle (no odds available yet)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Derry City to Win
Derry City’s ambitious recruitment drive in pre-season is already paying dividends and the Candystripes are sitting pretty at the summit of the Premier Division after eight games. Ruaidhrí Higgins’s charges have won each of their last five assignments and six out of eight fixtures overall since the new campaign kicked-off and they wield enough confidence at present to maintain their early surge with another triumph at Finn Harps on Saturday.
Over 1.5 Derry City Team Goals
Relegation candidates Finn Harps have been conceding far too many goals (14) in the opening exchanges of the new season and only Drogheda (15) have let more past them. Ollie Horgan’s strugglers shipped five goals in their last two home tussles alone and their unreliable defence could suffer again when a high-class Derry outfit visit Ballybofey. City have notched twice in each of their last four matches and they can be backed in the over 1.5 team goals market again with confidence here.
Jamie McGonigle to Score Anytime
Jamie McGonigle has hit the ground running this term, bagging four goals in his first seven appearances of the seasons for Derry City. The 26-year-old converted from the spot when the Candystripes last visited Finn Park back in November and McGonigle has the self-belief to make his presence felt on his return to that venue on Saturday evening.
Finn Harps vs Derry City Match Preview and Team News
Defender Regan Donelon is doubtful this week with a knock, while first-choice keeper Mark McGinley is still suspended following his dismissal against Shamrock Rovers on April 1st. Harps have posted just one victory in eight games since the new campaign kicked into gear and they have lived up to their tag as possible relegation contenders so far.
Derry City could be without injured duo Michael Duffy and Ciaron Harkin for their trip to Donegal on Saturday. City have plenty of strength in depth to compensate, however. Having already beaten defending champions Shamrock Rovers this term, Derry really mean business and a first Premier Division title since 1997 could be in the offing this year.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Finn Harps vs Derry City
Below you can find our selectin of the best stats for Saturday’s fixture alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Finn Harps vs Derry City Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Derry City’s captain?
Defender Eoin Toal is Derry City’s current captain.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 18:30 CET (GMT +1).
Where will Saturday’s game be played?
Finn Harps vs Derry City will be contested at Finn Park in Ballybofey.