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Declan Devine's side ran out as 4-0 winners when these sides met back in April and Willie Duncan expects the Candystripes to cruise to victory over the shot-shy Bohs on Friday

Derry City will hope to continue their challenge at the top end of the Irish Premier League table when they play host to struggling Bohemians at Brandywell Stadium on Friday night.

Declan Devine’s men go into Friday’s clash just three points adrift of league leaders St Patrick’s Athletic and the Candystripes are red-hot favourites at just 1/3 (1.34) with Paddy Power to enjoy victory here.

Bohemians, by contrast, are desperate for victory as they look to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle and Aaron Callaghan’s side are chalked up at a chunky 9/1 (10.0) with Paddy Power to win while the same firm go 100/30 (4.33) that the match ends all square.

Derry have lacked consistency at home this season, having won just four of their eight league matches at Brandywell Stadium thus far this term but Declan Devine will expect better from his side here.

Bohemians have won just one of their eight matches on the road this term and will need to significantly raise their standards if they are to stand any chance of taking something from this game.

Aaron Callaghan’s men have failed to net in any of their last four outings and Derry are chalked up at a juicy even money (2.0) with Paddy Power to win to nil against their shot-shy opponents.

Derry hammered Bohs 4-0 when the two sides met at Dalymount Park back in April and, with that in mind, the even money (2.0) quote from Paddy Power for the Candystripes to lead at both half-time and full-time looks to represent decent value. The 11/10 (2.10) quote from Paddy Power for Derry (-1) in the handicap market is also likely to be a popular selection with punters here.

The two sides will meet again on Monday night in the Irish League Cup quarter-finals at Dalymount Park but it is Declan Devine’s side who can claim the psychological advantage by claiming an emphatic victory on Friday night.

Thus, the even money (2.0) quote from Paddy Power for Derry to win to nil is the recommended play here.

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