Sligo Rovers vs UCD Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (09/04/2022)

Sligo Rovers and UCD meet at The Showground in the Irish Premier Division on Saturday. Struggling UCD face another tough test against Rovers. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Sligo Rovers vs UCD – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

UCD are bottom and winless after eight games ahead of their trip to play Sligo on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Sligo to Win to Nil

UCD have found the step up in quality tough to breach since their promotion and the Students sit rock bottom of the Premier Division after eight games. Andrew Myler’s strugglers lost to nil in three of their last four assignments and a similar outcome looks possible against a Sligo side that has shipped just six goals in eight fixtures since the onset of the new campaign. Rovers are searching for their fourth victory of the season and they should be comfortable winners here.

Correct Score – Sligo 2-0 UCD

We’ve settled on a bigger price option for our second prediction this week, where we recommend backing Sligo at 2-0 in the correct score market. UCD have lost three of their last four matches in the Premier Division and each of those defeats finished 2-0 in their opponents’ favour. Rovers have already notched at least twice in 50% of their league tussles this term, so this one could be a small stake pocket filler.

Aidan Keena to Score Anytime

Sligo striker Aidan Keena is the early front runner in the race for the Golden Boot in the Premier Division and the recent signing has hit five goals in his first seven appearances for his new employers. On Saturday, the 22-year-old will be taking aim against a UCD side that are leaking plenty of goals and Keena should be able to add to his impressive early haul.

Sligo Rovers vs UCD Match Preview and Team News

Sligo Rovers

Sligo have a clean bill of health this week giving manager Liam Buckley a decision or two to make in a few different positions. Sligo were beaten 1-0 at home by Bohemians on Tuesday evening, though Rovers have a huge chance to bounce back straight away against struggling UCD.


Midfielder Harvey O’Brien is out injured for UCD, though Head Coach Andrew Myler has a strong squad to choose from elsewhere. The Students were no match for leaders Derry City on Monday evening and their 2-0 loss to the Candystripes was their fourth in five games. Worryingly, UCD have scored just three times in eight skirmishes since their promotion.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sligo Rovers vs UCD

Check out our list of the best stats for Saturday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you select the best odds.

Sligo Rovers vs UCD Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Sligo Rovers vs UCD prediction

Where will Saturday’s game be played?

Sligo Rovers vs UCD will be contested at The Showgrounds.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1).

Which club is favourite to win this week?

Sligo Rovers will kick off Saturday’s game as clear favourites to prevail.

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.