Shamrock Rovers vs Waterford Predictions and Match Preview

Shamrock Rovers vs Waterford FC
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin).

With 2 games to go Waterford has a chance to go up the table by replacing their opponents of Friday.

Shamrock Rovers have failed to win the title once again. They have a rich history winning the Premier Division 11 times. It was in 2011 that they last touched that trophy.

There is no other club which supplied more players to the national team other than the Hoops.

Coach Stephen Bradley was appointed back in 2016. Last season the team finished 3rd and right now they are at that same position. Having already gotten into the qualifiers for Europa League they will want to finish the season on a high.

Their number-9 Carr Daniel has scored 9 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions. The Trinidad and Tobago striker is not disciplined though collecting 4 yellow and 1 red card this season.

Waterford are fresh from a2-1 loss to toppers Dundalk at home. They are poor at the back and have been conceding goals too easily.

Coach Alan Reynolds have done a great job helping his team win the first division. We saw him take his team to the Premier Division with confidence and they have performed well in their first season at top level.

They also have a chance to qualify for UEL next season. What they will be aiming for is the third place finish.

Shamrock Rovers vs Waterford FC: Head to head

  • Shamrock has won 4 and lost 3 in last 10 h2h matches.
  • In the reverse fixture Rovers won by a single goal to nil, back in July.
  • Bradley’s team has 7 wins and 2 losses in their previous 10 matches. At home they have 2 wins and draws in 5 games.
  • Blues have won 6 games in their last 10 and lost the remaining 4.
  • Last 5 away games of Waterford ended up in 3 wins and 2 losses.

Shamrock Rovers vs Waterford FC: Prediction

Reynolds’ team are not able to prevent opponents from scoring. They have conceded 40 goals in 34 games.

If that is anything to go by Carr Daniel will be interested in goals. His counterpart Courtney Duffus have scored 10 for his club and he is a source of goals in this match as well.

Moreover a close match can be expected because both teams are fighting for the third place finish.

Shamrock Rovers vs Waterford FC: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 3/4 (1.75).