Waterford vs Bray Wanderers
Ireland Premier Division
Date: 20th April 2018, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford).
The newly promoted Waterford performed admirably so far in the Irish Premier Division. They will be keen to carry on the good form when the struggling Bray Wanderers come to town on Friday night.
Waterford won all their five home matches at home this season and most importantly picked up a massive win against Cork City 2-1 in the last outing at their backyard. They did lose back-to-back away games by 1-0 margins since, but expect them to get back to their very best on the weekend. The Blues are 4th in the table with 21 points, 6 behind league leaders Dundalk.
Meantime, it took Bray Wanderers until the midweek to register their first win of the season. They edged past the inform Shamrock Rovers by a 1-0 margin, having lost 9 games on the bounce since a draw in the opening week of the season. It is not a surprise to see Bray at the foot of the table on 4 points.
Waterford vs Bray Wanderers: Head-to-head
Friday mark the first league meeting between the sides since September 2007, a gap of 9 and half years.
Bray leads the recent h2h record with 7 wins from 13 matches; drawn 2 and lost 4.
Both Waterford win came at their home turf out of 6 meetings, but they drew and lost 2 each as well.
Waterford vs Bray Wanderers: Predictions
It has been a long while since the teams met in a competitive match and we may overlook the h2h data for the sake of accurate predictive analysis.
In that case, Waterford is the team to back here for a win, however we are forced to look into other markets with bookies offering the same in the region of 1.35 odds.
Now, backing Waterford on a -1.5 Asian Handicap at 2.25 odd with 1xBet is a value bet. The reasons are clear since the hosts are in excellent scoring form, especially with former Everton youngster Courtney Duffus looking lethal after bagging 7 goals in as many appearances for the club. Bray are the worst defense in the league and conceded at 3 goals per game on the road.
Waterford vs Bray Wanderers: Bet Tips
Waterford -1.5 AH @ 2.25 odd with 1xBet
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.83 with the same firm.