Waterford FC vs Shamrock Rovers
Ireland Premier Division
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre.
Waterford have had an excellent season so far and will want to continue that by beating Shamrock Rovers at the weekend.
The home side are in 3rd place on 44 points and won’t be able to climb any higher given that they are just too many points behind league leaders Dundalk and 2nd placed Cork City. But 3rd place is important given that it is a gateway to possible Europa League qualification.
Waterford have gone their past 4 games undefeated and at home they have lost just one game all season.
Shamrock Rovers meanwhile are in 4th place and this match could signal the last realistic chance to catch Waterford up who now have a 7 point lead over them.
This game is all about the Europa League places. Shamrock got a good 0-0 result away to Cork City last time out and even though that stopped a 3 game winning run the result was applauded.
Shamrock has the 3rd worst away record in the league though it should be noted that they have turned this around and they are unbeaten away from home in their last four games.
Waterford FC vs Shamrock Rovers: Head to Head
The teams played here in March with Waterford winning 2-1, though Shamrock played with 10 men.
Shamrock Rovers have scored 14 goals in the past 4 meetings with Waterford.
Waterford FC vs Shamrock Rovers: Prediction
There was a time when Shamrock Rovers would simply turn up and score many goals past Waterford.
But Waterford are having an excellent season and have beaten Shamrock on a few occasions now.
We will take the home side to get a positive start and have them leading at half time.
This is a huge match for both teams but the home side have been strong in front of their fans and this could be a difficult evening for Shamrock.
Waterford FC v Shamrock Rovers: Bet Tips
Half time: Waterford FC to be winning at 3.00.