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St. Patrick's Athletic arrive at Waterford Regional Sports Centre on Friday for the Premier Division game with home side Waterford.
All Waterford v St. Patrick's Athletic game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Waterford will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-3 Premier Division loss in their previous game against Finn Harps.
For Waterford, goals were scored by Ali Coote (14') and John Martin (83'). David Webster (82'), Alexander Kogler (87') and Adrian Delap (90') scored for Finn Harps.
John Sheridan's Waterford have hit the target a sum total of 6 times over their prior half-dozen outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 8.
Their previous form shows that Waterford:
- have not lost a league tie with St. Patrick's Athletic in their previous 2 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
St. Patrick's Athletic
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Bohemian FC in Premier Division competition, St. Patrick's Athletic and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Anthony Breslin (16') and Andre Wright (24') scored for Bohemian FC.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving St. Patrick's Athletic has become noticeable recently. A glance at their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 6 and Saints have scored 3. Regardless, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might persist in this next game or not.
Heading into this fixture, St. Patrick's Athletic haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 31/08/2018 shows us that Waterford have won 4 of them & St. Patrick's Athletic 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Blues and 5 netted by Saints. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Premier Division match day 1 on 14/02/2020 when it finished St. Patrick's Athletic 0-1 Waterford.
The referee was Sean Grant.
Team News: Waterford
Waterford manager John Sheridan will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
It’s our opinion that The Blues will possibly go for a 4-3-3 system this time, beginning the first half with Tadhg Ryan, Tyreke Wilson, Akinwale Odimayo, Robert McCourt, Tunmise Sobowale, Shane Griffin, Robbie Weir, Matthew Smith, Ali Coote, Michael O'Connor and Kurtis Byrne.
Team News: St. Patrick's Athletic
With a fully healthy squad ready to go, St. Patrick's Athletic manager Stephen O'Donnell has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re of the thinking that Saints could decide to make use of a 3-5-2 system, settling for Brendan Clarke, Lee Desmond, Ian Bermingham, Luke McNally, Billy King, Jordan Gibson, Rory Feely, Robbie Benson, Jason McClelland, Georgie Kelly and Chris Forrester.
We’re inclined to think that Waterford could well find it tough to find the net against this St. Patrick's Athletic team who we think will likely emerge victorious.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 0-1 victory for St. Patrick's Athletic at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.