Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 21, 2017
Venue: Dalymount Park
Ref: Robert Hennessy
Att: 1,461
TV:

Scored: 39'
- Barry McNamee 39'

Red: 84'
- Aaron Barry 84'



League Preview: Bohemians -v- Derry City

Fri, Jul 21 2017

Derry ran out 4-1 winners at Dalymount Park on the opening day of the season. Credit: Martin Doherty

BOHEMIANS

The Gypsies are looking to get back to winning ways tonight against Derry City after successive defeats to Dundalk and Finn Harps (kick-off 7.45pm).

 

The Dublin side were in good form before their minor hiccup, picking up ten points from four games.

 

A win tonight at Dalymount Park would get Bohs back on track and would put them nine points clear of the relegation zone.

 

Bohs boss Keith Long knows just how big tonight’s fixture is for the Dublin side in their fight for survival.

 

"We have to play with more quality, more aggression and more intensity to get anything from the game,” Long told to the club’s website.

 

"We need to bounce back together from the disappointment of last week and concentrate on getting better. The atmosphere around the team and the club is good, and we want that to continue.

 

"Nothing is as important as being loved and valued - the lads love playing for this club, and we need to see that passion in every performance until the end of the season.

 

"If we can do that, we know that the fans in the Jodi will get behind us as they have done all year."

 

The Gypsies will be withoutcaptain Derek Pender whose hamstring injury sees him miss out with new signing Dan Casey likely to stay in the team at right-back having made his debut in Finn Park last week.

 

Warren O’Hora has recovered from illness and is in the squad in place of suspended Rob Cornwall.

 

 

DERRY CITY

The Candystripes have only managed to pick up three points from their last four games, but have already won at Dalymount Park this season.

 

Kenny Shiels came away victorious on the opening day of the season when his Derry side won 4-1 in February. When the sides met in Maginn Park in May, the Candystripes beat Bohs 2-0.

 

Shiels would have been disappointed that his side didn’t come away from Dublin last week with a point at least.

 

They lost 2-1 at Richmond Park to Pat’s, which was disappointing for City after they demolished Sligo Rovers the week prior in Buncrana.

 

"It will be tough," said Sheils to the Belfast Telegraph. "They are going well. They took Dundalk to the 90th minute and they were unfortunate (to lose).

 

“They were also unfortunate against Harps. Harps and Bohs are two of the strongest teams in the league at the minute with the size of their squads, so this is a very important game for us.”

 

The Foylesiders have Conor McDermott and Aaron Barry returning to the squad, but Harry Monaghan will miss the game through suspension.

 

A win will see Derry overtake both Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers into the third position, which is the final Europe League slot. A point would see them jump above Shamrock Rovers (who don’t play until Sunday away to Dundalk).

 

 

Referee: Robert Hennessy

 

 

MATCH STATS

Bohemians have failed to beat The Candystripes in their last five attempts.

 

Derry City only conceded two goals in those fives games and have scored 10 goals.

 

Both teams have only won twice in their last five games.

 

 

BETTING

Bohemians 5/2; Draw 23/10; Derry City 11/10

 

 

PREDICTION

Bohemians 0 – 1 Derry City

 

Bohemians

Injured: Derek Pender

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Rob Cornwall

 

Derry City

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Harry Monaghan 



Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
82Booked: 82'
Warren O'Hora
Defender
Ian Morris
42Booked: 42'
Defender
Dan Casey
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Defender
Daniel Byrne
82Booked: 82'
Defender
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Fuad Sule
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Midfielder
Oscar Brennan
70Booked: 70'
Midfielder
Ciaran O'Connor
Forward
Dinny Corcoran
Forward

Substitutes
George Poynton
Midfield
Greg Murray
Goalkeeper
Dylan Hayes
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Defender
Philip Gannon
Midfield
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Keith Dalton
Defender
Ismahil Akinade
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
65Booked: 65'
Forward
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Conor McDermott
Defender
Dean Jarvis
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
Aaron Barry
Defender
84Sent off: 84'
Barry McNamee
Midfielder
39Scored: 39'
Aaron McEneff
Midfielder
70Booked: 70'
Nicky Low
Midfielder
90Booked: 90'
Rory Patterson
Forward
70Booked: 70'
Ronan Curtis
Forward
Nathan Boyle
Forward
45Booked: 45'
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'

Substitutes
Mark Timlin
Midfield
80Subbed On: 80'
80' 88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Lukas Schubert
Midfield
88Subbed On: 88'
88'
Jamie McIntyre
Midfield
Rory Holden
Forward
Eric Grimes
Goalkeeper
Joshua Daniels
Midfield
Eoin Toal
Defender


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