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UCD vs Drogheda United Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (15/04/2022)

UCD and Drogheda meet in Dublin for a Premier Division clash on Friday. Bottom club UCD host fellow strugglers Drogheda in the capital. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

UCD vs Drogheda United – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Newly-promoted UCD are winless after nine games ahead of their latest fixtures against Drogheda in Dublin. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

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

Drogheda Draw no Bet

Newly-promoted UCD are the only team in the Premier Division still searching for their first win after nine games of the new campaign and that hunt for glory could go on past Friday evening. Drogheda are unbeaten in four games and they thumped the Students 4-2 when the teams met last month. Drogs have shared the spoils in each of their last three assignments however, so take a cautious approach and back them in the draw no bet market.

Both Teams to Score

With just three clean sheets between them in 18 fixtures combined this term, both UCD and Drogheda are always likely to concede and we expect goals to be lodged at both ends when these leaky defences face off in Dublin. BTTS has landed in 75% of Drogheda’s away matches to date in 2022 and we’re tipping that pattern to continue when they head south to the capital on Friday.

Over 2.5 Goals

When Drogheda hosted UCD at Head in the Game Park last month, one of the most thrilling contests of the campaign so far ensued. Defending was considered an afterthought in an enthralling 4-2 victory for Drogs, who were three goals to the good by the break. That was the fourth time in as many meetings between the clubs where a minimum of three goals rattled the net, so expect more of the same at the UCD Bowl this week.

UCD vs Drogheda United Match Preview and Team News

UCD

Defender Harvey O’Brien is the only confirmed absentee for UCD this week. The Students picked up a useful point on the road at Sligo (2-2) last time out, though Andrew Meyler’s troops have yet to force a victory of any description since their promotion. UCD have only scored five times in the Premier Division so far and no other combatant has registered less often.

Drogheda

Darragh Markey and Adam Foley are both sidelined for Drogheda this week, though boss Kevin Doherty has a strong pool of players to pick from elsewhere. The Drogs took a single point from each of their last three fixtures, though that run of stalemates has allowed them to string together a healthy four-match unbeaten run.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for UCD vs Drogheda United

Below you can find our list of the best stats for Friday’s game alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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UCD vs Drogheda United Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

UCD vs Drogheda prediction

Where will Friday’s game be played?

UCD vs Drogheda will be contested at the UCL Bowl in Dublin.

What time does this fixture kick off?

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

Can either side win the title this season?

Neither club is considered among the favourites to win the Premier Division title in 2022.