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The Premier Division tie at Finn Park on Saturday sees home team Finn Harps welcoming opponents Waterford.
Our tips, poll and stats for Finn Harps v Waterford can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
Finn Harps enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier Division drawn game versus Drogheda United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Finn Harps was Karl O'Sullivan (56'). Mark Doyle (62') scored for Drogheda United.
Over their prior six games, Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps have netted a total of 7 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, Finn Harps:
- have not lost a league tie with Waterford in their last 5 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Waterford head into the game following on from a 1-2 Premier Division win with the downing of Derry City in their previous match.
For Waterford, goals were scored by Shane Griffin (31') and Oscar Brennan (51'). Cameron McJannet (45') scored for Derry City.
The forward players for Waterford have been starved of goals in their past 6 clashes, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Blues have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 5. Historical results aside, time will tell if the trend might continue on in this upcoming game.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 29/03/2019 shows us that Finn Harps have won 5 of these and Waterford 1, with the tally of draws being 0.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 from The Harps and 8 created by The Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league game featuring these sides was Premier Division match day 36 on 09/11/2020 when the final score was Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford.
The referee was Paul McLaughlin.
Team News: Finn Harps
Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Waterford
Owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from, Waterford manager Kevin Sheedy doesn’t have any fitness worries to report before this game. Oscar Brennan will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We feel that Finn Harps will most probably get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Waterford, who will not find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Finn Harps after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finn Park (6,000)
Captain: Tony McNamee
Chairman: Seàn Quinn
Manager: Ollie Horgan
Competitions: Premier Division position 1
🔑 Star Player: Adam Foley
Mostly used in the Striker position, Adam Foley was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Glenavon in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 campaign to date in 3 appearances.