Sligo Rovers vs Waterford FC (By: Luke)
Sligo comes from a goalless game last Friday night away to Shamrock Rovers. That can be described as a very positive outcome since the home side was an almost sure favorite on the paper before the game.
Needless to say, the hosts were the ones who had much more of the ball control and chances created but weren't concrete in front of opponents goal at all. Sligo remains in the middle of the table without much of worries for the remainder of the season.
They had a friendly match using a rotated squad last Monday evening winning over English side Accrington 1:0.
Sligo won't count at suspended right back Banks (22/0). Forward Morahan (18/0) is away on international duty with the Irish U19 team. Doubtful is left back Donelon (11/0).
Waterford entered really poor period since the re-start of the season since the team got their third consecutive defeat last weekend.
They suffered narrow 1:2 loss at home against St. Patricks. Despite taking the lead in the 30th minute, they couldn't hold onto it, allowing opponents to respond right away.
The visitors managed to score the second goal inside the repetition as well, with the home team not being poor in this clash but simply weren't concrete enough.
Waterford now remains just above the red zone, having nine points more than play-out placed Finn Harps and have played four matches less - something that gives them a perfect situation actually.
Midfielder Hery (20/1) has left the club for Linfield, while forward O'Connor came from the same club. Midfielder Fitzgerald came from Limerick a week ago.
Sligo is looking better and more firm at the back when playing at home. It's something where I see their chance and advantage since Waterford anyway comes here in a poor form and aren't that crucially effective on the road. If one of the teams is to win, that would most surely be Sligo Rovers, at least in my eyes.
Sligo Rovers vs Waterford FC predictions
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Sligo Rovers vs Waterford FC betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Luke).