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Finn Harps will be hosting visiting opponents UCD at Finn Park in the Premier Division meeting on Friday.
All Finn Harps v UCD game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Finn Harps will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 Premier Division losing effort in their last game against Shamrock Rovers.
The only scorer from Finn Harps was Conor Tourish (42'). Roberto Lopes (18') and Danny Mandroiu (21', 28') scored for Shamrock Rovers.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Finn Harps have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Finn Harps have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals in the process. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall continue on in this upcoming match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Finn Harps:
- have not been beaten by UCD when playing them at home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in the league by UCD in their last 2 matches.
- haven't beaten UCD in their previous 3 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, UCD drew 2-2 in the Premier Division match with Dundalk.
The only player to score from UCD was Colm Whelan (60', 76'). Paul Doyle (19') and Patrick Hoban (54') scored for Dundalk.
A succession of fairly shaky efforts from the UCD defensive unit has resulted in a record of 18 goals being conceded by them in only their last 6 outings. They definitely need to see an improvement in this unwanted area of their play.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 14/09/2018 shows that Finn Harps have won 1 of them & UCD 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 from The Harps and 5 belonging to The Students. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Premier Division match day 2 on 25/02/2022 and the score finished UCD 0-0 Finn Harps.
The match was refereed by David Dunne.
Team News: Finn Harps
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. David Webster (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: UCD
With a completely healthy group ready to go, the UCD boss Andy Myler has no fitness concerns to report before this clash.
Finn Harps should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
However, UCD could well struggle finding the net themselves although we do think it’s probable that they will be getting enough chances to score, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Finn Harps by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finn Park (6,000)
Captain: David Webster
Chairman: Ian Harkin
Manager: Ollie Horgan
Competitions: Premier Division position 9
🔑 Star Player: Filip Mihaljević
Normally played in the Striker position, Filip Mihaljević was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After having played his first senior match for Slaven Belupo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 season to date in 13 appearances.