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Bray Wanderers will face off against visiting team UCD at Carlisle Grounds in the First Division meeting on Friday.
All Bray Wanderers v UCD game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Bray Wanderers go into this match following on from a 1-1 First Division drawn game against Finn Harps.
The only name on the scoresheet from Bray Wanderers was Chris Lyons (62').
It has been seldom in recent games where Bray Wanderers have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Bray Wanderers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time.
After tasting defeat last time out to Dundalk in Premier Division action, UCD will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, UCD had 26% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for UCD was Michael Gallagher (6'). For their opponents, Dundalk had 23 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Paul Doyle (33'), Daryl Horgan (64'), Daniel Kelly (68') and Patrick Hoban (70', 86') scored for Dundalk.
The strike force from UCD have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six encounters, recording the poor return of just 4. In those matches, The Students have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 18. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 14/08/2020 tells us that Bray Wanderers have won 3 of them and UCD 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 from The Seagulls and 7 coming from The Students. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: UCD
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, the UCD manager Andy Myler doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
Here is a game where UCD might have a difficult job to break down this Bray Wanderers team who we think will likely score one, at least.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Bray Wanderers at full-time.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carlisle Grounds (3,200)
Chairman: Tony Richardson
Manager: Ian Ryan