St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Waterford FC
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Richmond Park (Dublin).
St. Patrick’s had finished nine points above Waterford in the previous season. However, towards the end of the campaign, the latter was in far better form comparatively, and they had dominated most of the h2h clashes in 2019 as well. Likely, expect a strong performance from Waterford this Friday.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Waterford FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Waterford recorded a 0-2 victory on the road.
- Waterford had won three of the total four encounters in 2019, and had even kept clean sheets in these three fixtures.
- The combined scorecard for the preceding four battles is 8-2, in favor of Waterford.
- The combined scoreline for the last two match-ups at this venue is 0-5, in favor of the guests.
- Ten of the former fifteen wins at this stadium had gone to the home team.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Waterford FC Prediction
St. Patrick’s were on the road in their latest league fixture, and they had lost it 4-0 against Dundalk. It was the fifth winless game of the team in their past six attempts, and indicated just how badly they had been in the concluding phase of the season.
In the meantime, Waterford won at home against UC Dublin with a 4-2 scorecard. While the victory was surely a confidence-booster, the inability to keep a clean sheet against the dead-last placed squad in the table, was worrisome.
In terms of result this Friday, consider the respective forms of both. St. Patrick’s were winless in five of their last six overall games, and were so in eight of their prior twelve at home. On the other hand, Waterford had won five of their former seven league games, and had delivered wins in six of their previous nine road trips.
In addition, St. Patrick’s had recorded wins in three of the total four h2h clashes in 2019, with a combined scoreline of 8-2. Also, Waterford had scored twice or more in eight of their last ten matches on the road as well. Taking all these information into account, expect Waterford to avoid a loss this Friday, at the very least.
However, do note that St. Patrick’s have the home advantage, and they they had recorded ten of the past fifteen h2h wins at this venue. They had also finished higher in the table last season, and will be adamant to begin their new campaign on a positive note as well. Likely, expect goals to come from both teams this match-day.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Waterford FC Betting Tips
Double Chance: Waterford FC or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).