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Waterford take on visiting rivals Dundalk at Waterford Regional Sports Centre in the Premier Division fixture on Friday.
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Waterford, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-0 Premier Division victory over Longford Town.
The only scorer from Waterford was Prince Mutswunguma (8').
It’s not been often in recent games where Waterford have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that The Blues have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals on the way.
Going into this encounter, Waterford are unbeaten in the league by Dundalk in their last 2 games.
Dundalk come into this clash after a 2-1 Premier Division win over Drogheda United in their most recent fixture.
For Dundalk, the goals were scored by David McMillan (23') and Jeong-woo Han (70'). Chris Lyons (90') was the scorer for Drogheda United.
The stats don’t lie, and Dundalk have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. At the back, The Lilywhites just haven’t been too solid at all. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall continue on in this upcoming game or not.
Ahead of this meeting, Dundalk are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 01/07/2019 shows that Waterford have won 1 of these games & Dundalk 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for The Blues and 10 being from The Lilywhites. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Premier Division match day 35 on 25/10/2020 when the final score was Waterford 1-0 Dundalk.
The referee was Sean Grant.
Team News: Waterford
Waterford manager Kevin Sheedy will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from. Kyle Ferguson is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Dundalk
Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Dundalk gaffer to contend with. Brian Gartland (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
In this game, Waterford should get enough chances to put one past this Dundalk side, but a single goal probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-2 winning score for Dundalk when the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Waterford Regional Sports Centre (5,500)
Captain: Oscar Brennan
Chairman: Lee Power
Manager: Kevin Sheedy
Competitions: Premier Division position 8