Competition: Irish Premier League
Market: Waterford win
Odds: 8/5 @ 888sport
Within striking distance of breaking into the European spots, Waterford will be hoping to extend on their recent run when they travel to the Showgrounds on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Sligo might have finally managed to open their account last week after what has been a worrying start to the new campaign, they have shown plenty of issues in their opening five appearances. Now desperate to build off of their 2-0 victory against Derry City last time out, that was the first time that Liam Buckley’s men had managed to pick up maximum points in any of their previous eight Premier League outings, a run that also saw them finish off last year’s campaign with a three-match losing run. Still opening the midweek fixtures sat in the relegation play-off spot, there is no doubt that fans around the Showgrounds will be worried about their side’s continued issues on home soil. Including shipping three against Shamrock in their last contest at home, Tuesday’s hosts have lost each of their last three straight appearances at the Showgrounds.
As for the visitors, picking up a deserved 1-0 win away at Shelbourne on their return from the enforced break last week, the mood in Waterford’s camp should be at a high. Still flirting with the top-three and securing back-to-back victories after entering March’s interruption with a 2-1 win against Derry, Head Coach John Sheridan should also be boosted by his side’s recent success on the road. Opening the new campaign with back-to-back wins away from the Regional Sports Centre, including a 1-0 win away at St Patrick’s Athletic, the Blues also hold an eye-catching record against the relegation scrappers. Picking up a 2-0 win against Sligo when the two sides faced off last season, Waterford are unbeaten in their last six straight meetings against Tuesday’s hosts and we’re backing a similar outcome in midweek.
Bet: Waterford 8/5 to beat Sligo Rovers in Tuesday’s Irish Premier League contest @ 888sport
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