UCD vs Dundalk Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (06/05/2022)

UCD and Dundalk meet in Dublin for a Premier Division skirmish on Friday. Bottom club UCD are hoping to avoid defeat for the fifth time in a row when they host Dundalk. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

UCD vs Dundalk – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Bottom club UCD face another tough test as they welcome Dundalk to Dublin in the Premier Division. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.

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

Over 2.5 Goals

UCD suffered their fourth defeat on the bounce when they were blitzed 3-0 at Bohemians last week and the Students have now shipped 14 goals in their last four Premier Division assignments. The league’s worst outfit have conceded a staggering 30 times in just 13 fixtures overall since their promotion and they could be in for another harrowing evening when they host in-form Dundalk on Friday. The Lilywhites have won three of their last four and they could fill their boots against UCD’s notoriously porous defence.

Over 1.5 Dundalk Team Goals

Dundalk managed to put four goals past Louth rivals Drogheda United in last week’s derby and with their confidence boosted, Stephen O’Donnell’s troops could enjoy more success in the final third on Friday. UCD have conceded at least twice in 100% of their last seven matches and that record makes backing Dundalk in the over 1.5 team goals market a must on Friday.

Patrick Hoban to Score Anytime

Experienced Dundalk frontman Patrick Hoban notched his fifth goal of the new campaign against Drogheda last week and the 30-year-old can boost his tally further against UCD on Friday. Hoban was among the goalscorers when the Lilywhites beat the Students 2-0 back in early April and he can punish the same rearguard with his expert finishing skills in Dublin this week.

UCD vs Dundalk Match Preview and Team News


UCD have a clean bill of health ahead of Friday’s fixture, though a clear injury picture has done little to aid their recent performances. The Students are already eight points adrift of safety after just 13 games of the new season and a swift return to Ireland’s second tier is on the cards for Andrew Myler’s side.


Dundalk have finally hit their stride and their fine run of three wins in four games has shot them up to third spot in the Premier Division. The club’s 4-1 derby day win over Drogheda last time out had the feel of a proper campaign kick-starter and boss Stephen O’Donnell will be determined to harness the momentum from that victory on Friday.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for UCD vs Dundalk

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UCD vs Dundalk Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

UCD vs Dundalk prediction

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

Dundalk have been priced as odds-on favourites to win on Friday evening.

What time does this fixture kick off?

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

Where will Friday’s game be played?

The UCD Bowl will host Friday’s Premier Division clash between UCD and Dundalk.