Waterford vs Shelbourne prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024

Waterford vs Shelbourne prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024
Waterford will relish the chance to test themselves against Shelbourne - Photo by Icon Sport

In-form Waterford test their new-found confidence against league-leading Shelbourne at the Waterford Regional Sports Ground in the Irish Premier Division on Thursday, 13 June.

Can Waterford win for the fifth time on the spin on home soil when they host Damien Duff’s title-challenging Shels outfit?

Waterford vs Shelbourne prediction: Competitive clash anticipated

Key Stats

  • 100% of Waterford’s last five home matches in the Premier Division produced goals at both ends.
  • Shelbourne have lost only one of their ten away games in the league this season.
  • Waterford’s last four fixtures on home soil averaged 4.75 goals per 90 minutes.
  • Shelbourne are unbeaten in two previous meetings with Waterford this term.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Shels given the edge

  • HOME: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • AWAY: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Waterford blitzed Sligo 4-1 in their last league contest to extend their string of top result on home soil to four straight wins. The Blues know how to harness home advantage and despite being 12/5 underdogs, they should provide a stiff test for Shelbourne’s title-winning aspirations on Thursday.

Shelbourne meanwhile – who have a 43.5% chance of leaving Waterford with three points – and the table toppers run of four wins in five games indicates they have a strong chance of living up to their billing as favourites. View the rest of our latest betting tips over on our dedicated page.

Last five H2Hs: Shels unbeaten this season

Waterford and Shelbourne will face off for the third time this season when they collide on Thursday and so far this term, Shels have had the upper hand, claiming four points from two meetings with the Blues.

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 17/05/24

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 16/02/24

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland FAI Cup 16/10/22

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 10/10/20

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0
Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 01/08/20

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

0
Waterford FC

Waterford FC

1

Waterford preview: Four sidelined for Blues

Waterford will be missing the injured Maleace Asamoah, Harvey Macadam, Cameron Cresswell and Barry Baggley this week. The recently-promoted Blues are flying high in fourth position in the Premier Division standings after a solid first half of the campaign.

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

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

L

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

W

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

4

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 03/06/24

L

Derry City

Derry City

3

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

W

Bohemians Dublin

Bohemians Dublin

1

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 23/05/24

W

Drogheda United

Drogheda United

2

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

4

Shelbourne preview: Shels have options to choose from

Shelbourne Head Coach Damien Duff has the luxury of a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of this week's tussle in Waterford. The former Republic of Ireland international could field the same players that dug out a win over Dundalk last time out.

Predicted lineup: Pohls (GK), Nugent, Grace, Poom, Farrugia, Noonan, McEneff, O'Sullivan, Burke, Kenny, Greene

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 13/06/24

W

Waterford FC

Waterford FC

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 07/06/24

W

Dundalk

Dundalk

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 31/05/24

L

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

2

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

1

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 24/05/24

W

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers

0

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Republic of Ireland Premier Division 20/05/24

W

St Patricks

St Patricks

1

Shelbourne

Shelbourne

2

Player to watch – Sean Boyd

After a slow start to the season, Sean Boyd’s campaign has exploded into life in recent weeks and the Shelbourne striker managed to score in five of his team’s last six Premier Division fixtures.

Waterford vs Shelbourne prediction
Shelbourne will be eager to cement their position at the summit – Photo by Icon Sport

Boyd has anytime goalscorer credentials

The 25-year-old has notched a relatively modest seven goals in Ireland’s top tier overall this term, though five of those efforts have been notched since early May and Boyd’s recent hot streak should ensure that he arrives in Waterford as one of the league’s most confident forwards.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.