Competition: Irish Premier Division
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1/1 @ Bet 365
In what could prove to be a cagey encounter between two sides low on both form and confidence, UCD will welcome fellow strugglers Waterford to the UCD Bowl on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, while UCD had appeared to make some minor improvements at the start of the month, Collie O’Neill’s side were thumped 7-0 away at Shamrock last weekend and they still sit in pole position for the drop this season. Now slipping behind Finn Harps to the foot of the table and sat seven points adrift of Premier Division safety, a huge part of UCD’s continued issues this year has come down to their form in the final third. Struggling to make any kind of impact in the final third against Shamrock last time out, no team in Ireland’s top-tier holds a worse attacking record than the hosts and they have managed to find the net just once in nearly 500 minutes of action.
As for the visitors, coming off the back of another lackluster display in their 1-0 loss at home to fellow strugglers Finn Harps last weekend, Waterford find themselves in an almost identical position to their hosts on Friday. Now losing four of their last five Premier Division fixtures and without a win to their name since the end of May, they too have continued to struggle with some glaring attacking issues. Waterford have also found the net just once in almost 500 minutes of action. Two sides who have continued to show some glaring issues in the final third, we’re backing an extremely cagey encounter at the UCD Bowl on Friday night.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at UCD vs Waterford 1/1 in Friday’s Irish Premier Division contest @ Bet 365
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