Waterford FC vs St Patrick’s Athletic
Ireland: Premier Division
Date: Friday, 5 July 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford).
The home side were handed a 2-1 defeat in their last home game against Bohemians with the latter snatching the win from the hosts in the dying minutes of stoppage time in the second half.
The squad managed twenty-one attempts at goal, ten more than what their opponents accomplished, and were on target in nine of those attempts. They have no one to kick but themselves for losing out on that match despite creating more than enough chances to find the back of the net.
The visitors will be coming into the clash on the back of a comfortable 1-0 win against UC Dublin in their last trip on the road. The away side finished the game with the lion’s share of possession and broke the deadlock thirty minutes into the game through Kevin Toner.
They were on target in five of their eleven attempts and restricted their opponents from creating not more than four shots at goal.
The hosts are currently eighth in the league with twenty-three points and four games in hand, while the visitors are on fifth with thirty-four points.
Waterford FC vs St Patrick’s Athletic Head to head (h2h)
- The last encounter between the two sides finished 3-0 in favor of the home side.
- Waterford have picked up four wins in their last six head to head clashes.
- St Patrick’s failed to get their name on the scoresheet in their last two meetings.
- Four of their last five clashes have seen the winning team register a goal difference of two or more goals.
Waterford FC vs St Patrick’s Athletic Prediction
The fixture between the two sides on Friday is likely to see the home side clinch the win and the three points that come with it.
The hosts have just one win to their name in their last five games at home, with the other four finishing in two draws and two losses. The squad have been consistent, however, in getting their names on the scoresheet, and have scored a total of five goals in their last three matches.
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in two of their last five trips on the road, and have not managed to score more than once in the games where they did.
Given their current run of form, the squad are, at the most, likely to find a goal and nothing more when they clash with the hosts. We can certainly bet on the home side, to taste success at the end of the final whistle.
Waterford FC vs St Patrick’s Athletic Betting tips
Hosts to win @ 2.97
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.53.