Derry City-Drogheda United Betting Preview: Expect few goals in this League Cup semi final

The Candystripes host the Drogs this evening in the semi final of the Irish League Cup with our tipster expecting to profit from a close, nervy affair
With both sides still having it all to play for in the Irish Premier League, they meet in the semi final of the League Cup. It’s been a straight forward run in this years competition for Drogheda United, beating Longford Town 6-0, before easily coming past cork City 3-0.

Derry City, despite sitting in fourth position in the league with a shot at the title, have not had it all their own way. Declan Devine’s side were taken to penalties against Finn Harps, before beating Bohemians 2-0 to progress to the final four.

Derry come into this match in a terrible run of form, losing five of their last six games in all competitions. After exiting the Europa League in recent weeks with Trabzonspor beating them 7-2 on aggregate, this cup competition is more of a realistic target for the Candystripes.

Paddy Power price them as favourites at 4/6 (1.67) to progress to the final in 90 minutes.

Drogheda United have not won in their last six matches. They currently sit in eighth position in the league, three points above the relegation places, with this cup run a welcomed distraction for Mick Cooke’s men.

Despite that poor domestic standing Drogheda have only been beaten once in their last six matches in all competitions, with Malmo winning 2-0 in the Europa League qualifiers. The Drogs are a long 4/1 (5.00) shots to win in 90 minutes with Paddy Power tonight while the same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is "No" on both teams to score market at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power. This bet would have landed in a remarkable nine out of Drogheda’s last 11 matches, as well as two of Derry’s last three. When you take this into consideration, 11/10 is a price that cannot be ignored.

Both teams to score 'NO' at 11/10 (2.10) 1pt stake with Paddy Power

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