Our prediction for this Ireland Premier Division match:
Sligo Rovers will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Shelbourne when they take on UCD at their Showgrounds. Sligo proved their worth in the Conference League tie with Bala Town, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat UC Dublin in front of home fans. A man to watch in the home team will be Aidan Keena, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late.
The Students, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Bohemians, with the team remaining in the ultimate position with only nine points in their pocket. Given UCD’s four-game losing run in the Premier Division, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. To make things even worse for the underdogs, defender Sam Todd misses out through suspension.