Waterford vs Limerick: Preview and Predictions

Waterford vs Limerick
League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre.

Waterford are going to face Limerick in the 18th round of Irish Premier Division.

Although they have been recently promoted, the hosts are having a great campaign so far. They are sitting on the 3rd place just four points behind the top placed Dundalk. Courtney Duffus and the lads haven’t suffered a defeat in the last five occasions, however they’ve tied two draws. Waterford have been fairly efficient this season while their defending is pretty decent. Although it is not expected that they can remain in the title race, home side can hope of finishing in the top three which can secure them a place in Europa League next season.

Limerick are having a bad start as they are in a relegating trouble. They are five points ahead of Bray Wanderers who are sitting on the bottom spot, but they’ll try to avoid finishing the season on the relegation playoff spot. The nearest safe place in two points ahead of them, but the visitors are in a bad streak of three straight defeats. Tommy Barrett’s side is awful in the front as they were able to find the net just eight times this season. They also need to improve their defending since they are one of the weakest side in the competition by that parameter.

Waterford vs Limerick: Head-to-head

The hosts managed to break a four-defeat streak against this opposition in their latest clash. Both teams are winning in the series and it seems that Waterford have started another one. When these two sides are facing each other, the crowd is able to see many goals.

Waterford vs Limerick: Prediction

The hosts are strong favourites in this one as they have been in a much better momentum that their rivals. Waterford should remain firm in the top three and they shouldn’t miss the chance to celebrate a win in this one.

Since the visitors are very bad in the back, Waterford should use this opportunity to load the net of their rivals. This one should go over 2.5 margin and the crowd should be able to enjoy another efficient clash.

Waterford vs Limerick: Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 1.48.
  • Over 2.5 FT @ 2.10 odd, or go with Over 2.75 goals priced at 2.25 odd if available with your bookie.