Waterford vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Prediction & Match Preview

Waterford vs St Patricks Athletic Ireland Premier Division Predictions by LeagueLane

Waterford vs St. Patrick’s Athletic
Republic of Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre.

Although this match has a much greater importance for the hosts, we can hardly back them here knowing they will come into it winless in four successive Premier Division games. They have conceded six goals in the last three league affairs and even failed to beat the already-relegated Longford Town last weekend.

Waterford vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Head-to-head

  • St. Patrick’s Athletic won two and drew one of the last three meetings with Waterford.
  • Only two of the last six head to head encounters between these two teams produced three or more goals.
  • The teams have a win, a draw, and a defeat apiece in their last three H2H clashes at Waterford Regional Sports Centre.

Waterford vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Predictions & Analysis

Waterford missed a huge opportunity to escape the red zone in the away clash against the rock-bottomed and already-relegated Longford Town on Saturday evening.

They got the lead through Anthony Wordsworth midway through the second half, but conceded the equalizer 15 minutes from time to het only a single point in a 1-1 draw.

Waterford now enter the final day of the season lock on points with Finn Harps. Only one of these two teams can save the elite class status.

However, Finn Harps are in a much better position as they have a better goal difference (+7 compared to Waterford) and a home clash against the last-placed Longford Town.

So, to prevent the drop to the second tier, Waterford need to beat runners-up St. Patrick’s Athletic and hope that Longford Town avoid a defeat away at Finn Harps on Friday evening.

It is a bit too much to ask for we’d say. St. Patrick’s Athletic should have too much for the struggling Waterford side although this match has no impact whatsoever at their final position at the end of the season.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Waterford’s ambitions of saving the top flight status suffered a massive blow after last weekend’s draw at Longford Town.
  • They lost two and drew one of the last three head to head clashes against St. Patrick’s Athletic.
  • St. Patrick’s Athletic have nothing to play for here but we can’t see them losing against a team that are winless in four successive league games.
  • The Under 2.5 goals FT landed in four of the last six head to head matches between these two outfits.

Waterford vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)