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The Premier Division clash at Head In The Game Park on Monday sees home side Drogheda United up against opponents in UCD.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Drogheda United v UCD can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Drogheda United are hoping to win again following the 5-1 FAI Cup triumph vs Athlone.
For Drogheda United, the scorers were Adam Foley (6'), Dean Williams (42', 55'), Darragh Markey (45') and Ryan Brennan (68').
Kevin Doherty's Drogheda United have celebrated scoring a sum total of 7 times in their past half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time stands at 6.
Pre-game facts show that Drogheda United:
- haven't been beaten in the league by UCD in their previous 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
UCD head into the clash after a 3-0 FAI Cup win with the defeat of Cockhill Celtic in their previous match.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring UCD has been apparent of late. Examining their last six meetings reveals that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 9 while UCD have scored 6.
Going into this encounter, UCD have left without a victory over Drogheda United when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 08/06/2018 tells us that Drogheda United have won 4 of them & UCD 2, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league clash between these clubs was Premier Division match day 10 on 15/04/2022 when it finished UCD 0-2 Drogheda United.
The referee was Adriano Reale.
Team News: Drogheda United
The Drogheda United boss Kevin Doherty has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
We are thinking that The Drogs will possibly opt for a 4-4-2 formation this time with Colin McCabe, Georgie Poynton, Keith Cowan, Andrew Quinn, Charles Mutawe, Gary Deegan, James Clarke, Darragh Markey, Dayle Rooney, Adam Foley and Dean Williams.
Team News: UCD
With a fully injury-free group available for selection, the UCD manager Andy Myler does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
We are inclined to think that The Students seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup, starting Lorcan Healy, Michael Gallagher, Jamie Duggan, Sam Todd, Evan Osam, Sean Brennan, Donal Higgins, Dylan Duffy, Dara Keane, Mark Dignam and Evan Caffrey.
We feel that in this game, UCD have the capability to score against this Drogheda United outfit, but that probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for a 2-1 win for Drogheda United at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Head In The Game Park (3,500)
Captain: Dane Massey
Chairman: Conor Hoey
Manager: Kevin Doherty
Competitions: Premier Division position 8, FAI Cup (First Round)
⭐ Star Man: Ryan Brennan
Generally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Ryan Brennan was born in Drogheda, Rep. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Drogheda United in the 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 4 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.