Finn Harps vs Waterford by Shibby
Irish Division One game tonight (05/09/2015) which will see Finn Harps (2nd in the league) host Waterford United (bottom of the league). The game will be played at Finn Park, Ballybofey and kicks off at 20:00.
The hosts, Finn Harps lie in 2nd in the league at the moment, just 2 points behind league leaders Wexford Youths, however, they have played a game more than Wexford and also have 13 goals worse than Wexford. So they need a couple of slip ups from the league leaders to give them a chance of snatching the title.
Finn Harps head into the game on the back of 2 straight victories. They managed to win 4th placed Shelbourne 1-0 on the 14th August. Their next game was a hard fought 3-2 victory over 2nd bottom Cabinteely. They were 3-0 up after just 29 minutes and looked to be cruising. However, 2 goals (52nd and 90th minute) saw Cabinteely make the end of the game very interesting as they piled the pressure on Finn Harps.
The visitors for the game, Waterford United are bottom of the league, however, they are only 2 points behind Cabinteely, the goal difference between the 2 bottom clubs is just 1, so very tight and all to play for.
What strikes me about Waterford is their goal scoring record. They've managed to score at least one goal in their last 6 league games. So they are fighting and making plenty of chances. The problem is their defence, they've conceded 47 goals, the worst defensive record in the league. Also, out of Waterford's last 5 league games, all 5 have seen over 2.5 goals (some even more, 4/5/6 and 7).
Their last game was a fantastic game for the neutral fans, they played top of the league Wexford Youths and lost the game 3-2. I also tipped over 2.5 goals in this game so I was happy (https://www.betshoot.com/betting-previews/waterford-united-vs-wexford-youths/) They were very unlucky as they conceded in the 82nd minute as it looked like they were going to hold the league leaders to a 2-2 draw. This was also down to the fact that they had Boyle sent off in the 78th minute, so to be a man down against top of the league is always going to be tough.
Both teams again have a lot to play for in my opinion and I think there will be goals in this game. Therefore, I'll be backing over 2.5 goals again at a price of 1.95 with Bet365. Good luck all.