Sligo Rovers vs Waterford Prediction & Match Preview

Sligo Rovers vs Waterford Irish Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

Sligo Rovers vs Waterford
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Showgrounds (Sligo).

Sligo Rovers is not off to a good start to the new season, as they have descended from their 7th position last season to the ninth position near to the bottom of the table. Having played 7 league fixtures so far, the Bit o’ Red has picked up only 6 points in the schedule.

After two consecutive losses at home, the host succeeded in their last attempt against Shelbourne who are at the sixth spot in the table, as it stands. In the meantime, Waterford is unbeaten away from home in the three fixtures so far this season.

Waterford is in a similar form and has moved up a spot to the fifth position in the table after four consecutive unbeaten games in their schedule. They are five points ahead of the home team and will visit on the back of a 2-2 draw on the road with Dundalk last time out in the league.

Sligo Rovers vs Waterford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Three of their recent four fixtures have ended in a draw.
  • The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for the Blues.
  • Only one of their last five clashes has seen both teams score.

Sligo Rovers vs Waterford Prediction

Sligo Rovers will host after a 3-0 loss on the road against Cork City in their previous clash. Liam Buckley will need to pick up his team from that loss, but has nothing except the factor of playing at home to back them up in the encounter.

The Blues have been undefeated in the last six h2h clashes and has also kept their unbeaten streak in their recent three visits to this venue. Besides, the Bit o’ Red is not at their best to halt the visitors with an unbeaten trend in the campaign lately.

The double chance favoring Waterford will be the safest bet in the encounter to yield decent returns for the punters. The tip for over 1.5 goals will probably be the best bet in the clash.

Sligo Rovers vs Waterford Betting tips

  • Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
  • Double chance: Draw or Waterford @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Waterford to win with a +1 handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).