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Bitesize Prediction: Waterford vs Sligo Rovers – 07/06/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 5 Jun 2024

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Competition: Irish Premier Division

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 4/11 @ Pribet

Looking to extend on their remarkable European charge, Waterford will welcome Sligo Rovers to town on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Waterford might have only made their Premier Division return this season, the Blues have embarked on a remarkable top-flight romp. However, despite being left disappointed earlier in the week as they slumped to a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Derry City, Keith Long’s men should still find the mood in their camp at a continued high. Signing off May with a 2-1 victory against Bohemians, some around the Regional Sports Centre are dreaming of the chance to mount a genuine European charge. Opening Friday’s showdown showdown sat just three points adrift of breaking into the top-three, Waterford have won five of their previous seven Premier Division appearances. Looking to make another statement here, Long’s men will be excited by their continued success on home soil. Including a 4-2 victory against Drogheda last month, it should be noted that the Blues have won all of their previous three matchups in front of their own supporters by an aggregate score of 10-4.

As for the visitors, while Sligo might have found themselves at the heart of a Premier division relegation scrap last season, the Rovers have made plenty of improvements this time around. Last seen putting in another eye-catching performance as they secured a 2-1 victory at home against Drogheda, John Russell’s men have their sights set on securing a top-half finish in 2024. Signing off May with a stunning display as they claimed a 2-1 win away at title contenders Shelbourne, the Reds have collected consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since the end of March. Likewise, it should also be highlighted, Friday’s guests have lost just one of their previous six Premier Division appearances. Appearing to have turned a real corner over the past month, Sligo have also found a recent clinical edge in the final third. In fact, Russell’s men have notched at least a pair of strikes in all of their last three top-flight battles.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Waterford vs Sligo Rovers 4/11 for Friday’s Irish Premier Division battle @ Pribet

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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