Premier Division prediction and preview: Finn Harps modest favorites to beat Waterford United

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Competition: Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Finn Park (7500 seats)

The Finn Harps manager O. Horgan attacks this game with the team placed 1st so far. In the visitors dressing room Waterford United and their manager K. Sheedy are in 7th place before this match.

Insights:
  • Finn Harps have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in Premier Division
  • Waterford United have the most dropped points from leading position (3) in Premier Division

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Finn Harps form and stats

Finn Harps have only played one Premier Division game here so far, a win. Last season their home statistics were 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats from 9 matches.

The home team returns to Finn Park after being equal after 90 minutes with Drogheda United (placed 6th) on their last time out; the Premier Division game ended 1-1. In the game before, an away victory match versus Dundalk with a 2-1 scoreline.

Finn Harps has scored 1 goal so far and conceded 0 goals from 1 home game. These are numbers from the league only.

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Waterford United form and stats

Things could have gone better for Waterford United in their Premier Division away matches, but 3 points from 2 games is all right.

Waterford play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Derry City (placed 10th). A 1-2 loss hosting Sligo Rovers before that.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Waterford playing away, we found four games. Results were three away wins, zero draws and one home win.

Waterford United have the goal stats of 2-2 (for/against) from 2 business trips in the league at this early stage of the season.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Finn Harps won eight games, one match ended with a draw and Waterford United has one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: five / five

Top Goalscorers

HarpsA. Foley
A. Foley
3 goals
Finn HarpsK. O’Sullivan
K. O’Sullivan
1 goals
Waterford UnitedS. Griffin
S. Griffin
1 goals

Finn Harps missing players

Waterford United missing players

Finn Harps Waterford United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
3 1 1 Played P 0 2 3
2 1 1 Won W 0 1 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 1 2
4 1 1 Scored S 0 2 3
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 2 4
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
67% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 67%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
67% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 67%
33% 100% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.3 4 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
9.7 8 8 Shots (avg) S ( 0 7 7
2.7 1 1 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 2 2.7
50% 100% 100% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 38%
Key stats in Premier Division this season:
  • Finn Harps have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in Premier Division
  • Waterford United have the most dropped points from leading position (3) in Premier Division
Finn Harps Last season Waterford United
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
18 9   Played P   9 18
5 3   Won W   3 7
5 2   Drew D   2 3
8 4   Lost L   4 8
15 6   Scored S   8 17
24 11   Conceded C   13 22
89% 89%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   89% 89%
61% 44%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   56% 56%
28% 22%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   33% 33%
28% 22%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   22% 17%
11% 11%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 11%
39% 22%   BTTS BTTS   33% 28%
28% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   44% 44%
44% 56%   Failed to Score F T   33% 39%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.7 2.9   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 1.8
3 0   Red cards R C   1 2
 
5.3 6   Shots (avg) S (   7.4 5.1
2.3 2.2   Shots on Target (avg) S O   2.1 1.9
37% 30%   Goal Efficiency G E   42% 50%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Finn Harps 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 7
2 Sligo Rovers 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 7
3 St Patrick's 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 7
4 Longford Town 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 4
5 Shamrock Rovers 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
6 Drogheda United 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
7 Waterford United 3 1 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 -1 3
8 Dundalk 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
9 Bohemians 3 0 1 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 1
10 Derry City 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shamrock Rovers 18 15 3 0 44 7 9 7 2 0 25 4 9 8 1 0 19 3 37 48
2 Bohemians 18 12 1 5 23 12 9 6 0 3 13 7 9 6 1 2 10 5 11 37
3 Dundalk 18 7 5 6 25 23 9 3 4 2 10 11 9 4 1 4 15 12 2 26
4 Sligo Rovers 18 8 1 9 19 23 9 6 0 3 15 11 9 2 1 6 4 12 -4 25
5 Waterford United 18 7 3 8 17 22 9 4 1 4 9 9 9 3 2 4 8 13 -5 24
6 St Patrick's 18 5 6 7 14 17 9 3 3 3 7 6 9 2 3 4 7 11 -3 21
7 Derry City 18 5 5 8 18 18 9 4 2 3 12 8 9 1 3 5 6 10 0 20
8 Finn Harps 18 5 5 8 15 24 9 3 2 4 6 11 9 2 3 4 9 13 -9 20
9 Shelbourne 18 5 4 9 13 22 9 2 3 4 7 11 9 3 1 5 6 11 -9 19
10 Cork City 18 2 5 11 10 30 9 2 2 5 6 10 9 0 3 6 4 20 -20 11

Read more about Premier Division

The League of Ireland Premier Division, also known as the SSE Aitricity League Premier Division, is the highest level of football in the Republic of Ireland. It also has teams from Northern Ireland participating. The season runs from February to October with ten teams playing 36 matches each.