Derry City vs Drogheda prediction, odds & betting tips – 28/06/2024

Title-chasing Derry City meet bottom club Drogheda at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Ireland’s Premier Division on Friday, 28 June. View our betting tips for the game below.

Derry City vs Drogheda prediction: Classy hosts to prevail

Key Stats

  • Derry City have lost only one of their last 12 matches in the Premier Division.
  • Derry scored exactly twice in each of their last two tussles with Drogheda.
  • Both teams notched in each of the last two meetings between Derry and Drogheda.
  • Each of Michael Duffy’s last three goals for Derry City were scored at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Derry overwhelming favourites

  • HOME: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 17/2 (9.50) – 10.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Derry City are two points off top spot in the Premier Division, though they can strengthen their title bid with a win over bottom club Drogheda and the gap in quality between the teams is evident in the match result prices for Friday’s game, where the hosts are 1/3 favourites.

Drogheda are already eight points adrift of safety ahead of the second half of the Premier Division campaign and the Drogs have just a 10.5% chance of upsetting the odds on Friday according to the latest probability figures. View our latest football tips page for more expert predictions.

Last five H2Hs: History favours Derry

Drogheda held Derry to a 2-2 draw when the teams last met in April, though City won three of their four encounters with the Drogs before that.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/04/24

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2
Derry City

Derry City

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 16/02/24

Derry City

Derry City

2
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 06/10/23

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0
Derry City

Derry City

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/08/23

Derry City

Derry City

3
Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 05/05/23

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0
Derry City

Derry City

1

Derry City preview: Hosts missing trio

Patrick McEleney and Jordan McEneff are out injured while Colm Whelan is still on the road to recovery from a knee issue. Derry won their last fixture at Bohemians thanks to a last-gasp Daniel Mullen goal in the 94th minute.

Predicted lineup: Maher (GK), Dummigan, Connolly, S. McEleney, Doherty, O'Reilly, Diallo, McMullan, Patching, Duffy, Hoban

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 21/07/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

0

Derry City

Derry City

3

UEFA Conference League Qualifying 18/07/24

W

FCB Magpies

FCB Magpies

1

Derry City

Derry City

2

UEFA Conference League Qualifying 11/07/24

L

FCB Magpies

FCB Magpies

2

Derry City

Derry City

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

L

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Derry City

Derry City

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Derry City

Derry City

5

Drogheda preview: Gallagher serving a ban

Gary Deegan and Aaron McNally are out of action for Drogheda while Oisin Gallagher is suspended and won't be available either. Drogheda have won only three times in 21 league fixtures this term.

Predicted lineup: Wogan (GK), Heeney, Quinn, Keaney, Kane, Brennan, O'Brien, Foley, Markey, Weir, Bawa

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 19/07/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

1

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

L

Dundalk

Dundalk

4

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

D

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

L

Derry City

Derry City

5

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

L

Galway United

Galway United

3

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

0

Player to watch – Michael Duffy

Derry winger Michael Duffy has been a reliable source of goals for the Candystripes at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium and each of his last three goals were notched on home soil for City.

Derry City vs Drogheda prediction
Michael Duffy is part of a strong Derry frontline – Photo by Icon Sport

Duffy primed to strike again?

When Derry last played Drogheda back in April, the dangerous Duffy opened the scoring in a 2-2 draw and having already notched against The Drogs’ defence, the wide attacker will be aiming to repeat the trick in Friday’s rematch.


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