UCD - Drogheda United Betting Preview: Shot-shy Drogs could struggle to break down Students

Mick Cooke's men will fancy their chances of claiming victory against Martin Russell's struggling side but Willie Duncan is expecting a dour encounter in Dublin on Sunday
University College Dublin enjoyed a fine victory over Cork City in their last Premier Division outing and Martin Russell’s side will hope to build on that success when they take on Drogheda United at UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

UCD’s win over Cork was their first in five outings and the Students are chalked up as a 12/5 (3.40) shot with Coral to claim back-to-back league victories by getting the better of Drogheda on Sunday.

Drogheda are without a win in their last six Premier Division matches and come into this clash on the back of a 2-0 away reverse against Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Nevertheless, Mick Cooke’s men are chalked up as 21/20 (2.05) favourites with Coral to collect all three points this weekend while the same firm go 9/4 (3.25) that the match ends in stalemate.

UCD’s last eight competitive fixtures have featured an astonishing 41 goals, including a 5-4 home defeat at the hands of Bray Wanderers earlier this month.

Therefore, it comes as little surprise that Coral offer just 6/10 (1.60) that Sunday’s clash features, at least three goals while the same firm go 4/9 (1.44) that both teams score this weekend.

However, it should be noted that Drogheda have failed to net in six of their last seven matches in all competitions and, with that in mind, there may be some value in the 5/4 (2.25) quote from Coral that Sunday’s match features fewer than three goals.

Furthermore, Coral's even money (2.0) quote for Drogheda to score fewer than two goals this weekend appears to represent decent value ahead of this weekend’s clash at UCD Bowl.

Mick Cooke’s men may feel the effects of their trip to Sweden in midweek and, if fatigue proves to be a factor for the visitors this weekend, a dour encounter could well be the result and the 5/4 (2.25) quote from Coral for fewer than three goals to be scored is the recommended play here.

Under 2.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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