Premier Division duel: Close contest expected between Waterford United and Finn Harps

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Competition: Republic of Ireland Premier Division
Competition: Fri 15.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Waterford Regional Sports Centre (5500 seats)

Waterford United are yearning to get the points at home in this game versus Finn Harps.

Insights:
  • Waterford United have the most conceded goals in the first half (25) in Premier Division
  • Finn Harps have the most matches over the total-line (17) in Premier Division

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Waterford United form and stats

5-2-7 (win-draw-lost) are the Premier Division numbers at home for Waterford United so far this season.

Waterford travelled for their previous game, a trip to Sligo Rovers that ended 1-1.

Before that, Waterford had a home game versus Drogheda United which ended with a victory 1-0.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Waterford here at Waterford Regional Sports Centre in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (13 from 14 games). Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 23 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Finn Harps form and stats

6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. That’s the product of Finn Harps playing as the away team in the Premier Division this season.

Finn Harps delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against Dundalk (placed 6th) in their previous match; a Premier Division game. T. Owolabi had a super day against Dundalk scoring three goals, but the draw result hurt.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Bohemians at their stadium, the result 2-1.

Harps have scored 18 goals on their travels this season, from 15 away games in the league. Harps have conceded 21 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these two teams meet this campaign, as the history books show this recent fixture: Finn Harps - Waterford 0-1. Previous ten meetings featuring these contenders: Waterford United won two, Finn Harps triumphed in seven and we saw one draw. five games with more than 2,5 goals, five matches with less than 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Finn HarpsA. Foley
A. Foley
8 goals
Finn HarpsT. Owolabi
T. Owolabi
8 goals
Waterford UnitedJ. Martin
J. Martin
7 goals

Waterford United missing players

Finn Harps missing players

Waterford United Finn Harps
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
29 14 4 Played P 4 15 29
10 5 3 Won W 1 6 10
3 2 0 Drew D 2 4 7
16 7 1 Lost L 1 5 12
26 13 6 Scored S 5 18 33
47 23 8 Conceded C 4 21 40
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 93% 97%
69% 57% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 73% 76%
52% 43% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 60% 55%
14% 21% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 27% 21%
10% 21% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 3%
45% 43% 25% BTTS BTTS 50% 60% 62%
17% 29% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 20% 14%
38% 29% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 27% 28%
 
2.7 3.1 1.8 Corners for (avg) C F 6.2 4.5 4.6
5.3 4.2 3.2 Corners against (avg) C A 3 5.2 4.7
2.6 2 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 2.9 2.7
5 1 1 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
6.1 7.2 7.5 Shots (avg) S ( 9.5 7.7 7.8
2.6 3 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.8 2.8
37% 33% 55% Goal Efficiency G E 42% 43% 41%
Key stats in Premier Division this season:
  • Finn Harps have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Finn Harps have the most matches over the total-line (17) in Premier Division
  • Waterford United have the most conceded goals in the first half (25) in Premier Division
  • Waterford United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 29 19 5 5 46 22 14 9 4 1 24 11 15 10 1 4 22 11 24 62
2 St Patrick's 29 16 5 8 47 33 14 11 0 3 25 11 15 5 5 5 22 22 14 53
3 Sligo Rovers 29 13 7 9 34 25 15 6 4 5 20 12 14 7 3 4 14 13 9 46
4 Derry City 29 11 9 9 40 36 15 4 7 4 22 19 14 7 2 5 18 17 4 42
5 Bohemians 28 12 5 11 48 36 14 7 3 4 31 17 14 5 2 7 17 19 12 41
6 Dundalk 30 10 8 12 38 42 15 7 2 6 20 20 15 3 6 6 18 22 -4 38
7 Drogheda United 29 10 7 12 40 36 15 5 4 6 19 16 14 5 3 6 21 20 4 37
8 Finn Harps 29 10 7 12 33 40 14 4 3 7 15 19 15 6 4 5 18 21 -7 37
9 Waterford United 29 10 3 16 26 47 14 5 2 7 13 23 15 5 1 9 13 24 -21 33
10 Longford Town 29 2 8 19 20 55 15 2 3 10 9 26 14 0 5 9 11 29 -35 14

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.