Derek McGrath believes his former Waterford players will bring a ‘massive performance’ to Semple Stadium today.
After last weekend’s defeat to Clare, the pressure is on the Deise but McGrath has faith in their potential to put one over the Premier County.
“I think they'll come with a massive performance,” he said when appearing as a guest on RTÉ Radio One's Saturday Sport.
“I just feel it's in the air down here, knowing the group.
“If Tipperary's concentration levels dip ever so slightly - which I'd expect them to - I think Waterford can have a good day tomorrow.
“I have a feeling. The signposts from the league. If you look at the first Tipperary-Clare game, Tipperary were awesome and then again against Cork. Then they dipped then against Dublin in the league quarter-final.
“It's a gut feeling given that the talk all week has been about Tipp's sharpness, their forward play, their ability to create goalscoring chances, the Sheedy impact. It's very hard to ignore that talk and put substance on that.
“But there's something telling me that Waterford are going to come with a massive performance and that Tipp are going to dip ever so slightly which will give Waterford an advantage.”Tweet