UC Dublin vs St. Patrick’s Athletic
Ireland – Premier Division
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: UCD Bowl (Dublin).
Dublin, along with the Finn Harps, is the worst teams in the competition. They lost their last five league games in a row and lost 15 of their last 19 league fixtures as well. They have recorded the least number of goals so far, and with four consecutive losses at home, is the worst side to play hosts in recent match-days.
Patrick’s should consider themselves lucky for having been afforded back-to-back games against the two worst sides in the league. Their last match was against the bottom-most Harps, which they won, thanks to their solitary goal which came late into the tie, in the 83rd minute.
The squad is going through a slump, and two consecutive wins could surely help build their confidence.
UC Dublin vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last ten wins in a row went to Athletic.
- Patrick’s found the back of the net in the last 19 games in a row.
- Dublin was unable to keep a clean sheet in the last eight fixtures at this venue.
- It’s been eight years since Athletic last lost against this opponent.
UC Dublin vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Prediction
Dublin lost the last ten games in a row and could score just two goals in total from these ten clashes. At home, they lost the last four appearances on the trot, and five of the last six as well. The team also failed to find the back of the net in their last three ties in front of their home crowd.
Patrick’s, meanwhile, was unbeaten in 11 of their last 15 matches, and in 13 of their last 18 on the road.
Importantly, it’s been eight years since they last lost an h2h encounter, and found the back of the net in the last 19 such battles on the trot. They also registered the last ten h2h wins consecutively and recorded 19 of the last 24 wins too.
Going on, UCD scored the least number of goals of all the sides in the competition and conceded the second-most. As things stand, despite being on the road, Athletic should put on a good performance against arguably one of the worst of the Premier Division, and register three points on the board.
UC Dublin vs St. Patrick’s Athletic Betting Tips
St. Patrick’s Athletic to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
St. Patrick’s Athletic to Score the First Goal @ 1.70 (7/10).