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Shelbourne will be visiting UCD Bowl on Friday for the Premier Division fixture with home team UCD.
All UCD v Shelbourne match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
UCD fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-2 Premier Division triumph versus Sligo Rovers.
For UCD, the scorers were Donal Higgins (23') and Dara Keane (67').
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that UCD have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, UCD have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 10 goals along the way. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, UCD:
- haven't beaten Shelbourne in their last 7 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 11 league games. No joy for the home fans.
Shelbourne head into the match after a 3-1 Premier Division win vs Finn Harps in their previous outing.
For Shelbourne, the goalscorers were Gavin Molloy (14', 38') and Jack Moylan (75'). Ethan Boyle (19') scored for Finn Harps.
During their six most recent matches, Damien Duff's Shelbourne have turned their attacks into goals a total of 6 times, earning them a goals per game average of 1.
Their prior results show that Shelbourne:
- have not emerged victorious against UCD when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated by UCD when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 21/05/2021 tells us that UCD have won 1 of these & Shelbourne 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 10 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 for The Students and 6 coming from The Shels. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premier Division match day 17 on 23/05/2022 when the final score was Shelbourne 2-0 UCD.
The match was refereed by Ben Connolly.
Team News: UCD
The UCD boss Andy Myler does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Shelbourne
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Shelbourne boss Damien Duff doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
UCD might have a difficult job to break down this Shelbourne team who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore see a good battle with a 0-1 win for Shelbourne at the conclusion of the game.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: UCD Bowl (3,000)
Captain: Jack Keaney
Chairman: Gerry Horkan
Manager: Andy Myler
Competitions: Premier Division position 10
🔑 Star Man: Liam Kerrigan
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Liam Kerrigan was born in Sligo, Rep. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Sligo Rovers in the 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in the Premier Division 2022 season to date in 19 appearances.