Waterford United vs Shelbourne prediction and betting tips - June 13, 2024
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Waterford United vs Shelbourne prediction and betting tips - June 13, 2024

Tournament: Irish Premier Division
Location: Waterford Regional Sports Centre
Match date: 13.06.2024

On June 13, 2024, in the 21st round of the Irish Premier Division, Waterford United will face Shelbourne. The visitors need a win to stay among the leaders, while the hosts are also aiming for a top-three spot.

Waterford United vs Shelbourne: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Waterford United have won 6 of their last 8 matches.
  • Shelbourne have lost only once in their last 10 matches.
  • The most common scoreline between these clubs is 1-0 in favor of Shelbourne (15 times).
  • Waterford's last home win against Shelbourne was in 2017.
  • Waterford have scored 27% of their goals between the 0-15 minute mark, the best percentage in the league.
  • However, they have scored only 7% of their goals between the 76-90 minute mark, the worst in the Premiership.
  • Shelbourne have scored 26% of their goals between the 46-60 minute mark.
  • Waterford win the first half in 42% of their matches, while Shelbourne do so in 34%.

Waterford United – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Blues" returned to the Premiership after finishing second in the First League last season and winning the playoffs. Initially perceived as underdogs, they have managed to surprise many.

They won three of their first five matches. After a prolonged slump, May saw them win 5 out of 6 matches. Only Derry City ended that streak with a 3-0 home win, but they bounced back with a 4-1 thrashing of Sligo Rovers.

Shelbourne – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Reds" started this season with a bang, failing to win only against Waterford in their first seven matches. However, they then went through a rough patch, earning just three points from five matches.

The team improved towards the end of April, winning and drawing matches. Despite a 0-3 loss to Sligo Rovers after three consecutive wins, they managed to stay at the top. In the last round, they narrowly won 1-0 against Dundalk.

Waterford United: Team News

All of Long's players are available for selection.

Shelbourne: Team News

No injuries or illnesses reported.

Waterford United vs Shelbourne: Possible Starting Lineups

Waterford United (possible lineup): Sargent - McCourt, Leahy, Horton, Power - Parsons, McCormack, McMenamy, McDonald - Pattison, Aymond

Shelbourne (possible lineup): Kearns - Ledwidge, Gannon, Molloy, Barrett - Caffrey, Lannie, O'Sullivan, Coyle - Jarvis, Smith

Head to Head matches: Waterford United vs Shelbourne

In their last four head-to-head matches, the "Blues" managed only one draw, in February.

Free prediction today for the match: Waterford United vs Shelbourne

Both teams are in good form, but Shelbourne's ambitions might give them the edge. Expect Duff's side to win away with a handicap of "0" (odds – 1.61).