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UCD will be hosting guests Shamrock Rovers at UCD Bowl in this Premier Division clash on Thursday.
All UCD v Shamrock Rovers game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
UCD will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Premier Division victory vs Finn Harps.
The only scorer from UCD was Liam Kerrigan (83').
It’s not been often in recent games where UCD have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that UCD have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 16 goals on the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, UCD:
- have not won against Shamrock Rovers in their previous 10 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 7 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Shamrock Rovers go into this clash following a 1-0 Premier Division win over Derry City in their most recent match.
The only player to score from Shamrock Rovers was Danny Mandroiu (79').
A run of hard-working displays by the Shamrock Rovers defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 12. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Shamrock Rovers:
- remain unbeaten by UCD in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 30/09/2014 tells us that these fixtures have been miserable for UCD. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all while Shamrock Rovers have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 100 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 1 for The Students and 20 netted by The Hoops. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Premier Division match day 1 on 18/02/2022 when it finished Shamrock Rovers 3-0 UCD.
The referee was John McLoughlin.
Team News: UCD
The UCD manager Andy Myler will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Shamrock Rovers
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, the Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Shamrock Rovers will more than likely get more than enough chances to find the net on several occasions while not conceding against UCD, who will need to fight hard to register any score whatsoever.
Could end up a right hammering here.
We reckon that it will be a high-scoring 0-3 win (possibly even more) for Shamrock Rovers at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: UCD Bowl (3,000)
Captain: Jack Keaney
Chairman: Gerry Horkan
Manager: Andy Myler
Competitions: Premier Division position 10
🔑 Star Man: Colm Whelan
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Colm Whelan was born in Kilkenny, Rep. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for UCD in the 2022 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Premier Division 2022 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.