Waterford should boost their fourth place ambitions this weekend, having picked up a huge result in their last trip. They won 3-0 at St Patrick’s, which saw them close the gap on the fifth-placed outfit. In order to keep closing the gap, they need to start turning draws into wins. However, scoring three goals in each of their last two matches suggests they now have the firepower to pull that off.
Waterford are heading to a Fin Harps side which has lost six times at home in eight games this season. The hosts have lost 11 times overall, while three of their last four games here have been defeats. The visitors should be able to add to their opponent’s poor home form, while we think that Waterford are well priced for the win, given how poor Finn Harps have been at home this term.
There’s a considerable gap between these two sides, while recent clashes between them haven’t gone in Cork’s favour. Dundalk have won their last five clashes between these two, including a win back in March. They are heading to a Cork side who have won only twice in eight home clashes, so we expect Dundalk to pull off a result in this trip. They’ve been made firm favourites to land a sixth straight win when they head to Cork, so the away win looks likely.
Dundalk are firing themselves towards the title with a great scoring run, having scored twice or more in their last six matches. They’ve hit two goals in their last two visits to Cork, while we expect them to add another couple of goals here. We’re backing over 1.5 Dundalk goals on Friday night, given that the champions have hit eight goals in their last three away trips.
The visitors are currently top of the away league table, while they meet a St Pats side who have had a mixed return at their own ground this term. They have lost three times in front of their own support, including a 3-0 defeat against Waterford in their last game here. That doesn’t bode well, neither does the fact that the hosts have conceded seven times in their last four home matches.
The Bohs come here with an excellent defensive record, keeping a clean sheet in 75% of their trips. They’ve managed to edge games on the road this term, winning four of their last five matches on their travels without conceding. They are coming off a run of two 1-0 wins in three meetings with St Pats, so we’re backing the visitors to win to nil here. They’ve won to nil in 62% of their away games, so we think the visitors are well priced to pull that off again.