Galway vs Waterford prediction, odds & betting 12/07/2024

Galway vs Waterford prediction, odds & betting 12/07/2024
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Waterford to win

Waterford have won five of their last seven matches in the Irish Premier Division

Galway will take on Waterford on Friday, 12 July in a crunch match in the Irish Premier Division. The match will put two teams in the top half of Ireland's top flight together in a match that could have implications for the title race.

The hosts come into the match in relatively poor form which has seen them slip down to fifth position in the Irish Premier Division. They now trail league leaders, Shelbourne, by 16 points so their aims will now be set on European qualification which means chasing down Waterford.

Waterford, however, have grander plans. Their form is good of late and will still believe they are in the title race despite being ten points off the pace.

Ahead of this match, check out our Galway vs Waterford prediction below.

Galway vs Waterford prediction: Waterford to build on their momentum

Key stats

  • Waterford have won eight of their last eleven matches in the Irish Premier Divison.
  • Galway have won just one of their last five league matches.
  • None of Waterford's last three matches have seen more than two goals scored.
  • Padraig Amond has scored six goals in his last seven matches.

Correct score prediction: Galway 0-1 Waterford

Although Waterford are in great form coming into the match, they haven't won too many matches by a large margin. Their most recent victory was a 1-0 win over St Patricks while their last away win was a 2-0 triumph over Dundalk. They have a rock solid defence so a clean sheet is likely.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Dundalk are expected to win

  • HOME: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.3%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Galway vs Waterford odds suggest that Galway are actually the favourites to win this one despite the contrasting form of the two teams. Home advantage and reputation have clearly swayed the bookmakers which makes the 12/5 price on a Waterford victory very appealing.

There are plenty of other good value bets to jump on over the next 24 hours. Check them out via our betting tips for today page.

Last five H2Hs: Advantage Galway

One explanation for the bookies backing Galway to come out on top on Friday night is their recent record against Waterford. They are unbeaten in their last five meetings with them and have won two of the last three. The last time Waterford recorded a victory away at Galway came in November 2022.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/04/24

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 01/03/24

Galway United

Galway United

2
Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1

Republic of Ireland First Division 10/10/23

Galway United

Galway United

3
Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1

Republic of Ireland First Division 11/08/23

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0
Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland First Division 05/05/23

Galway United

Galway United

2
Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1

Galway preview: Fighting for Europe

Galway are enjoying a fine season back in the Irish Premier Divison after securing promotion from the second tier last season but as ever with football, they are greedy for further success. The dream of playing in European competition for the first time since 1992 looms large but they need to return to winning ways soon.

Predicted lineup: Clarke (GK), Buckley, O'Keefe, Slevin, Hickey, Brouder, Keohane, Esua, McCarthy, Nugent & Walsh

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 19/07/24

W

Longford Town

Longford Town

0

Galway United

Galway United

6

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Galway United

Galway United

1

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

L

Linfield

Linfield

1

Galway United

Galway United

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

D

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

1

Galway United

Galway United

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Galway United

Galway United

0

Waterford preview: Dreaming of the title

Like Galway, Waterford were also promoted last season and are also enjoying a stunning season back in the top flight. The possibility of winning the Premier Division is very much on the table but they will need to go on a winning run if they are to catch Shelbourne.

Predicted lineup: Sargeant (GK), Radkowski, Power, Horton, Leahy, McCormack, McDonald, McMenamy, Amond, Parsons & Pattison

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 19/07/24

W

Cockhill Celtic FC

Cockhill Celtic FC

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 12/07/24

L

Galway United

Galway United

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 04/07/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

0

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 28/06/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

2

Republic of Ireland Munster Senior Cup 24/06/24

W

Kerry FC

Kerry FC

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

2

Player to watch: Padraig Amond

Padraig Amond has been a revelation for Waterford this season and is a huge reason why they are doing so well in their first season back in the big time. The experienced striker is proving age is but a number as he hunts down Patrick Hoban in the race for the Golden Boot despite being 36 years old.

Hoban has scored five goals in his last six appearances and is on 12 in total for the season. He'll fancy his chances of netting more against a questionable Galway defence.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.