Waterford vs Saint Patricks (By: Stanioooo)
Waterford host St Patricks in the 22nd round of Irish Premier league.
Hosts are 3rd in the table being of the best home teams in the league, beating even teams like Dundalk and Derry City at home. Their opponents are 5th in the table, so the teams are obviously close as rankings, but the home factor should mean a lot here. Both of the teams don't have the best results in recent time, but at least Waterford know how to win at home against other strong Irish top teams and St Patricks should be included there, although it's obvious there are two clubs which are leading the others by miles.
Waterford will miss the midfielder Stanley Aborah, who is suspended, but the visitors have to deal with even bigger problem and it's the missing of their main forward Thomas Byrne, who's the goalscorer of the team. Without him I really don't know if the team is possible to score even one time, while I expect from the hosts at least two goals. They just know how to score goals at home in comparison with their visitings in the league. I don't want to say they are entirely home team, but with a big difference when they play at as hosts or away. This season they beat each other at home- 2:0 for Waterford as hosts, while St.Patricks also succeeded to win 1:0. I think Waterford forgot about the surprising loss 3:6 at home by Limerick a month ago and the big bang- 4:0 against Derry City maybe proved that.
The odds for a home win are too high, they are increasing which is a little bit surprising for me, but I don't see an obvious reason for that. I saw so many time this one to happen before the match and it finishes the way it should be, although little bit increasing odds.
2:0 or 2:1 are the most expected results from me, but hosts can score even more times at home, so Waterford to win is my pick here!
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Waterford vs Saint Patricks prediction
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