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Bitesize Prediction: Galway vs Waterford – 12/07/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 10 Jul 2024

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Both teams to score – No

Odds: 10/11 @ 1xBet

Looking to extend on their recent Premier Division flurry, Waterford will travel to Eamonn Deacy Park when they meet Galway on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Galway might have enjoyed what was a stellar May purple patch, John Caulfield’s men have largely come crashing back down to earth. Eventually forced to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at home against Bohemians last week, the former Cork City boss has seen his squad muster just a single victory from any of their previous five Premier Division appearances. Signing off June with a downbeat performance as they suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of title contenders Shelbourne, there is no doubt that Galway will be excited by their extended success on home soil. Including a 2-0 victory against former champions Dundalk last month, Friday’s hosts are unbeaten in all of their previous six consecutive showdowns at Eamonn Deacy Park. With that flurry stemming back to a 2-0 defeat against the Bohs on April 1st, it should also be highlighted that Caulfield’s side have conceded just a single strike in front of their own supporters throughout that six-match run.

As for the visitors, while Waterford might have opened up the 2024 campaign desperately seeking some stability, the Blues have come roaring back in some style. Last seen putting in another rugged performance as they secured a 1-0 victory at home against St. Patricks, Keith Long’s men find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Remarkably battling it out in the European chase and continuing to receive a string of plaudits from across Ireland’s elite, the former Athlone boss has seen his squad muster nine points from their previous four Premier Division appearances. Signing off June with a 2-0 win away at Dundalk, Waterford could be smelling the chance to lay down another marker this weekend. Likewise, remarkably winning eight of their last 11 showdowns against Premier Division opposition – a run that stems all the way back to April 26th. Mustering back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since the start of April, we could be set for a cagey affair here.

Bet: Both teams *not* to score at Galway vs Waterford 10/11 for Friday’s Irish Premier Division matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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