Our prediction for this Ireland Premier Division match:
Derry City will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Dundalk when they face Waterford in the Premier Division round 19. The Candystripes are not enjoying a season to remember, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Midfielder Will Patching is widely expected to miss the game through injury.
Waterford, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with St. Patricks. The Blues are stuck in the relegation zone, and given their shaky defence, we predict that Derry City will return to winning ways on Friday evening. Marc Bircham is likely to stick to the 4-4-2 formation, with Martin and Mutswunguma up front. In their last meeting in the Irish top flight Derry City defeated Waterford thanks to Ronan Boyce’s early goal.