The hosts have failed to recreate their impressive away performances on home turf and our tipster expects the high-flying Saints to take all three points tonightDerry City will be looking to get their European bid back on track when they welcome St Patrick’s Athletic to the Brandywell Stadium on Tuesday.
Declan Devine’s men suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat away to Cork City on Friday but are available at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power to bounce back with a win that would move them back to within six points of their visitors.
The Saints will be equally desperate for victory after suffering a frustrating draw against bottom club Bohemians in their last match and are favourites at evens (2.00) to reclaim top spot in the Premier Division with maximum points this evening.
The last two meetings between the sides have resulted in draws and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.
While the Candystripes have been a force to be reckoned with on the road this season, it is a different story in front of their own fans, where an unimpressive record of five wins in 12 is mirrored by five defeats.
The hosts have come away empty-handed from each of their last three home league fixtures and can hardly feel confident of ending that run after Friday’s morale-sapping defeat, particularly considering the quality of their opponents.
Having sat top of the table for much of the season, Liam Buckley’s side will be determined to reclaim pole position as the finishing line draws closer, with their first title in 14 years on the line.
St Pat’s can boast eight victories in their last 10 league games on the road and have only lost three games all season, winning 16 out of 25.
With such a fine track record behind them, those even odds (2.00) seem very generous on the guests getting the better of their out of sorts hosts, consigning them to a sixth defeat in just eight home games.
|St Patrick's to win for a 2pt stake at Evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
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