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Waterford will take to the pitch with visiting rivals Finn Harps at Waterford Regional Sports Centre in this Premier Division clash on Friday.
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Waterford will play in this game after a 1-1 Premier Division tied result vs Sligo Rovers.
The only name on the scoresheet from Waterford was Phoenix Patterson (50'). Andre Wright (42') was the scorer for Sligo Rovers.
It has not been often in recent times where Waterford have shown defensive steel. In fact, Waterford have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals in the process. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might persist in this upcoming match or not.
In their previous game, Finn Harps drew 2-2 in the Premier Division match with Dundalk.
The only name on the scoresheet from Finn Harps was Tunde Owolabi (18', 69'). Michael Duffy (61') and Patrick Hoban (63') scored for Dundalk.
In as many as 6 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Finn Harps, at least three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match during that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Finn Harps standing at 1.83.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 18/10/2019 tells us that Waterford have won 1 of these games and Finn Harps 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Blues and 9 created by The Harps. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league clash between the two was Premier Division match day 20 on 09/07/2021 which ended up with the score at Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford.
The match was refereed by Derek Tomney.
Team News: Waterford
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Waterford manager Marc Bircham to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Oscar Brennan (Facial Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Finn Harps
Due to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We’re thinking that Finn Harps and Waterford could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Waterford Regional Sports Centre (5,500)
Captain: Oscar Brennan
Chairman: Lee Power
Manager: Marc Bircham
Competitions: Premier Division position 9, FAI Cup (Semi Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Shane Griffin
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Shane Griffin was born in Rep. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Waterford in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in this Premier Division 2021 season so far from a total of 21 appearances.