FAI Cup: Buckle up for the Sligo Rovers - Derry City clash

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Competition: Republic of Ireland FAI Cup
Competition: Fri 20.November
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: The Showgrounds (5500 seats)

Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Sligo Rovers & Derry City face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the FAI Cup. All the pre-match information is available here!

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

This stadium uses grass, unlike Derry City's home stadium. The visitors last 37 games on grass have ended in 12 wins, 10 draws and 15 losses.

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Sligo Rovers form and stats

Rovers participated in FAI Cup the last season, where they reached the semi-finals.

18 points is a decent return from 9 Premier Division games here at The Showgrounds for Sligo Rovers. The data says 6 wins, 0 draws and 3 losses. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Rovers after consecutive victories at their own ground.

A good away victory last time out for Rovers, who won 2-0 against Dundalk. Ahead of that match, Sligo Rovers won a home game hosting Cork City (2-1).

This is expected to be a close game, with Sligo Rovers perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Rovers as a small favourite), we find one game. Sligo Rovers has won one of these, drawn zero and lost zero.

The Rovers fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 9 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 11 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Derry City form and stats

Derry was sent out of FAI Cup in the 2nd round last season.

There's been little loot from Derry City's travels as they have only collected 6 points from 9 away games in the Premier Division. Derry City only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 3 draws.

Derry are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 1-1 draw at Cork City. It was a Premier Division defeat before that one as the away game against Shamrock Rovers wasn't a success with a 0-2 loss.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Derry City playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were two Derry wins, one draw and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Derry as they have only managed to score 6 times from 9 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Derry have conceded 10 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Sligo Rovers-Derry City H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Sligo Rovers four wins, Derry City five wins, one draw. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

RoversR. Coughlin
R. Coughlin
6 goals
Derry CityW. Capango Figueira
W. Capango Figueira
4 goals
Derry CityJ. Akintunde
J. Akintunde
4 goals

Sligo Rovers missing players

Derry City missing players

Sligo Rovers Derry City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 10   Played P   13 25
12 6   Won W   4 11
2 0   Drew D   3 5
11 4   Lost L   6 9
35 16   Scored S   12 34
33 13   Conceded C   13 23
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 92%
72% 80%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   62% 76%
56% 70%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   23% 36%
28% 30%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   8% 16%
12% 10%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   8% 8%
48% 70%   BTTS BTTS   38% 40%
20% 10%   Clean Sheets C S   38% 44%
36% 20%   Failed to Score F T   31% 24%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.5 2.3   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.2 1.4
1 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
184 61   Total Shots T S   90 221
79 32   Shots on Target S O   41 94
38% 50%   Goal Efficiency G E   29% 36%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shamrock Rovers 19 15 3 1 46 10 9 7 2 0 25 4 10 8 1 1 21 6 36 48
2 Bohemians 18 12 1 5 23 12 9 6 0 3 13 7 9 6 1 2 10 5 11 37
3 Dundalk 19 8 5 6 28 25 10 4 4 2 13 13 9 4 1 4 15 12 3 29
4 Sligo Rovers 18 8 1 9 19 23 9 6 0 3 15 11 9 2 1 6 4 12 -4 25
5 Waterford United 18 7 3 8 17 22 9 4 1 4 9 9 9 3 2 4 8 13 -5 24
6 St Patrick's 18 5 6 7 14 17 9 3 3 3 7 6 9 2 3 4 7 11 -3 21
7 Derry City 18 5 5 8 18 18 9 4 2 3 12 8 9 1 3 5 6 10 0 20
8 Finn Harps 18 5 5 8 15 24 9 3 2 4 6 11 9 2 3 4 9 13 -9 20
9 Shelbourne 18 5 4 9 13 22 9 2 3 4 7 11 9 3 1 5 6 11 -9 19
10 Cork City 18 2 5 11 10 30 9 2 2 5 6 10 9 0 3 6 4 20 -20 11