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Cork City will be the visitors at UCD Bowl on Friday for the First Division fixture with hosts UCD.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for UCD v Cork City, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
UCD will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-1 First Division defeat in their last game at the hands of Wexford.
UCD have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they have also done enough to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, UCD have conceded in 6 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that UCD:
- are unbeaten in the league by Cork City in their last 2 games.
- have not registered a win against Cork City in their last 5 matches in the league.
Cork City will go into the match following a 4-0 First Division win with the downing of Wexford in their previous match.
A succession of reliable displays from the Cork City defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8.
Leading up to this clash, Cork City:
- have not been beaten by UCD when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/04/2019 shows us that UCD have won 1 of these & Cork City 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 from The Students and 8 being from The Rebel Army. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
Team News: Cork City
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Cork City manager Colin Healy does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
For this match, we think that Cork City have the firepower to put one past this UCD team, however that might not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning score for UCD after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: UCD Bowl (3,000)
Captain: Jack Keaney
Chairman: Gerry Horkan
Manager: Andrew Myler
Competitions: First Division position 3