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Shelbourne vs Waterford Prediction

Shelbourne

August 01

14:00

0 : 1
Waterford

Shelbourne

Waterford

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It's fifth versus sixth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday, as Shelbourne and Waterford clash. Both sides are targeting winning returns after a lengthy hiatus, but who will have the upper hand? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Shelbourne vs Waterford Betting Tips

It's never easy to return to competitive action after a near five-month hiatus and expect things to flow quite as they used to. Shelbourne, who lost 2-0 to third-placed Bohemian on March 6 in their final fixture before the pandemic, will hope to build after a morale-boosting friendly victory earlier this month.

They were 3-1 winners against Malahide United, where Denzil Fernandes' second-half brace and another from Raz Alamu helped them to victory. Both players will be hoping to feature here.

It's also easy to overlook the fact that Shelbourne are a newly-promoted side, having won last season's First Division (second-tier) title. Their player recruitment strategy is refreshing.

Earlier this month, they announced the signing of teenage midfielder Brian McManus (Preston) while tying Alex Cetiner down to his first senior deal. It's clear that they're investing in youth as they bridge the gap to their competitors with unpredictability and youthful exuberance.

Waterford meanwhile, had a stoppage-time winner courtesy of Shane Griffin to thank for snatching all three points against Derry City on MD5. They'll be under new management this weekend, as former Leeds star John Sheridan is their new head coach.

On his appointment, the 55-year-old said: “I am under no illusions of the task in hand. We'll be looking to hit the ground running as soon as possible and getting sharp again ahead of the league's resumption.”

Those are encouraging words, but will he kick off his reign with a victory? Only time will tell.

Shelbourne vs Waterford Correct Score Predictions

This will be an interesting showdown and judging by their positions in the table, one too close to call. As a result, I'm leaning towards BTTS during an encounter that could go either way.

Who will win?

Shelbourne (1)

50%

Waterford (1)

50%

Draw (0)

0%

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Last matches

Shelbourne

01-08-2020

0 - 1 Waterford United

L
06-03-2020

2 - 0 Bohemians

L
28-02-2020

1 - 0 St Patrick's

W
21-02-2020

1 - 2 Dundalk

L
14-02-2020

0 - 1 Cork City

L
07-02-2020

0 - 1

L
31-01-2020

1 - 1

D
28-01-2020

1 - 0

W
17-01-2020

2 - 0

W
11-01-2020

1 - 1

D

Waterford

W

- Shelbourne

01-08-2020
W

- Derry City

06-03-2020
L

- Shamrock Rovers

24-02-2020
L

- Bohemians

21-02-2020
W

- St Patrick's

14-02-2020
D

-

07-02-2020
W

-

01-02-2020
D

- Shamrock Rovers

26-01-2020
W

-

18-01-2020
W

- UCD

25-10-2019
Shelbourne vs Waterford Head-to-Head (H2H)
01-08-2020

Shelbourne

0
1

Waterford United

08-02-2019

Shelbourne

0
3

Waterford United

09-02-2018

Waterford United

2
2

Shelbourne

01-09-2017

Waterford United

1
1

Shelbourne

11-08-2017

Waterford United

0
3

Shelbourne

30-06-2017

Shelbourne

1
1

Waterford United

05-05-2017

Waterford United

1
0

Shelbourne

17-03-2017

Shelbourne

2
2

Waterford United

15-10-2016

Shelbourne

0
1

Waterford United

12-08-2016

Waterford United

2
1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne
vs
Waterford
Predicted Lineup
Shelbourne vs Waterford Predicted Lineup

Brady

Fitzgerald

O. Brennan

O'Reilly

Friel

Deegan

R. Brennan

Dobbs

Rooney

Kilduff

Sheppard

Murphy

Bone

O'Connor

Odimayo

Wilson

Cummins

Coote

McCourt

Griffin

O'Connor

Smith

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-1 vs Waterford United (H)

L

0-2 vs Bohemians (A)

L

1-0 vs St Patrick's (H)

W

1-2 vs Dundalk (H)

L

1-0 vs Cork City (A)

W

0-1 vs (H)

L

1-1 vs (H)

D

1-0 vs (H)

W

2-0 vs (H)

W

1-1 vs (H)

D
W

1-0 vs Shelbourne (A)

W

2-1 vs Derry City (H)

L

0-2 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

L

0-2 vs Bohemians (H)

W

1-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

D

1-1 vs (H)

W

1-0 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

W

3-1 vs (A)

W

4-2 vs UCD (H)

8

Goals Scored

13

1

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs Waterford United (H)

L

1-0 vs St Patrick's (H)

W

1-2 vs Dundalk (H)

L

0-1 vs (H)

L

1-1 vs (H)

D

1-0 vs (H)

W

2-0 vs (H)

W

1-1 vs (H)

D
W

2-1 vs Derry City (H)

L

0-2 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

L

0-2 vs Bohemians (H)

D

1-1 vs (H)

W

1-0 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Shamrock Rovers (H)

W

4-2 vs UCD (H)

7

Goals Scored

8

1

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-2 vs Bohemians (A)

L

1-0 vs Cork City (A)

W
W

1-0 vs Shelbourne (A)

W

1-0 vs St Patrick's (A)

W

3-1 vs (A)

1

Goals Scored

5

0

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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