Waterford United vs. St. Patrick’s Athletic Match Analysis and Prediction

After back to back defeats to Dundalk and Bohemian FC, Waterford United will be looking forward to salvage their image when they host St. Patrick’s in the Ireland Airtricity League. This match is scheduled to be played on Friday 5th July 2019. The match will be played at the Waterford Regional Sports Centre starting from 20:00 GMT.

Waterford has to change its tactics if they ever dream of beating St. Patrick’s. With the current dwindling form, they are going to have a long 90 minutes considering St. Patrick’s Athletic impressive form this season. With back to back defeats, they seem to be having a porous defense and redundant attack. The coach is expected to make some surgical changes that will see him at least collect a point at home.

St. Patrick’s Athletic on the other hand seems to be doing relatively well. Out of their last six league matches, they have won two, lost 2 and drawn in two. Prior to last week’s 0-2 loss to Shamrock Rovers, they had gone for four matches unbeaten. They are currently 5th placed in the Irish Airtricity League ahead of their hosts who are 8th.

Both teams have all it takes to win the match. However, the hosts seem to be on the downward form. This puts a win for them doubtful. The travellers seems to be doing relatively well in both home and away. With this in mind, we believe betting on a draw will be beneficial.

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

The two Irish teams have met in a record 26 times in competitive matches. Of the 26, Waterford United won 10 direct matches. St. Patrick’s Athletic on the other hand has won 12 of the matches. 4 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two teams’ 8 most recent meetings and how things turned for either:

  • St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-3 Waterford United
  • Waterford United 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic
  • St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-0 Waterford United
  • Waterford United 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic
  • St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Waterford United
  • Waterford United 2-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic,
  • Waterford 0-3 St. Patrick’s Athletic
  • St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-2 Waterford

Team News

There is much talk about St. Patrick’s Athletic finishing among the top three considering their signings this year. The coach thus has pressure to show results having spent a lot of money in new signings.

Waterford has found it hard to sustain any win they get. Their wins are either followed with a draw or subsequent losses. This has put them in a difficult position as compared to last season. They need to pull up their socks if they need to finish at a better position.

Prediction and Odds

You can get the latest odds here.

We are likely to experience a defensive football action during this match. Both teams will be shying off from each other’s goalpost. We are therefore going to see a match with low tempo and low scores. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:

  • The match to end in a draw
  • Both teams to score
  • Under 1.5 goals in fulltime
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