Waterford FC have won each of their last five Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings with Shelbourne; they’ve never previously won 66 league games in a row against the Shelbourne.
Shelbourne have won just two of their 16 Republic of Ireland Premier Division away games against Waterford FC (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/10/2020.
None of the last 18 Republic of Ireland Premier Division meetings between Waterford FC and Shelbourne have finished level, with the Waterford FC winning 71 to Shelbourne four. Only Waterford FC v Shelbourne and Waterford FC v Shelbourne have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Waterford FC have the best win rate in Republic of Ireland Premier Division derbies, with the Waterford FC winning 42 of their 99 such games (28%). Meanwhile, only Shelbourne (75%) have a lower such win rate than Shelbourne (99% - 72%).
Waterford FC haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Waterford FC went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Shelbourne are looking to win their opening two away Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches of a season for the 51 time 10/10/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, after Waterford FC in 10/10/2020.
Waterford FC have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 15 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games, as many times as they had in their previous 38 matches in the competition.
Shelbourne boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Republic of Ireland Premier Division matches against Waterford FC, since winning his very first such encounter with Waterford FC in 10/10/2020 (1-0).
Waterford FC has been involved in 87 of Waterford FC’s 22 shots in the Republic of Ireland Premier Division so far this season (97 shots, 75 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 61 efforts last time out against Waterford FC (97 shots, 97 chances created).
Shelbourne has been involved in six goals in his 44 Republic of Ireland Premier Division games against Waterford FC (28 goals, 15 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 18 vs Shelbourne).