Betting people fancy that UCD will overcome Cork City at UCD Bowl

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Competition: Republic of Ireland First Division
Competition: Fri 15.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: UCD Bowl (3000 seats)

UCD welcome Cork City with expectations of securing all three points. Will they? Check our preview!

Insights:
  • UCD have the most scored goals (51) in First Division
  • UCD have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Cork City have scored away.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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UCD form and stats

The story so far in the First Division for UCD at their home stadium (UCD Bowl) is 6 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. There’s a good atmosphere here at UCD Bowl after three straight home wins.

The fans are hoping that UCD will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the First Division game against Wexford Youths (placed 10th).

Prior to that, an away loss at Galway United.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier UCD matches with similar probabilities have ended with zero wins, two draws and zero defeats (from two games).

The UCD manager A. Myler has got the team scoring with 27 from 12 home games in the league. It's worth mentioning that 15 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. UCD's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 15 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Cork City form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Cork City so far with only 12 points returning home. The records show 2-6-4 (win-draw-lose). One point away has become something of a habit for Cork who have played out draws in their last three away games.

The Cork goalkeeper David Harrington is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 310 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

The supporters enjoyed Cork City's previous game versus Wexford Youths (placed 10th), a First Division 4-0 win played at home. As you can tell from the results above, Cork City was very dominant against Wexford Youths, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with D. McGlade, C. Murphy, B. Coffey and C. Bargary providing the goals.

Before that, Cork travelled to Bray Wanderers and returned home with a draw after the game finished 0-0.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Cork when being an outsider away as they are today, we find six matches with the visitors losing two times, drawing three and winning one game.

The visitors have scored 9 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's not easy to score on Cork as they have only conceded 10 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Cork City - UCD 1-1 was the end result in these sides' previous head-to-head game, played this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's one UCD victory, two draws and seven Cork City wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

UCDC. Whelan
C. Whelan
17 goals
UCDL. Kerrigan
L. Kerrigan
11 goals
Cork CityC. Murphy
C. Murphy
11 goals

UCD missing players

Cork City missing players

UCD Cork City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 2 12 25
11 6 3 Won W 1 2 7
6 4 0 Drew D 0 6 9
7 2 1 Lost L 1 4 9
51 27 12 Scored S 4 9 34
36 15 6 Conceded C 4 10 27
88% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 58% 80%
88% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 42% 68%
75% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 33% 48%
54% 50% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 17% 36%
33% 42% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 8% 12%
62% 58% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 33% 44%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 36%
21% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 58% 40%
 
4.9 4.3 4 Corners for (avg) C F 4 5.8 5.6
4.3 4.3 3 Corners against (avg) C A 9.5 5.5 4.8
1.7 1.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 1.8 2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
9.4 10.1 8.8 Shots (avg) S ( 7.5 10 11
4.5 4.7 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.8 4.4
48% 48% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 20% 31%
Key stats in First Division this season:
  • UCD have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Cork City have scored away.
  • UCD have the fewest matches under the total-line (8) in First Division
  • UCD have the most points from losing position (13) in First Division
  • UCD have the most scored goals (27) at home in First Division
  • UCD have the most scored goals (51) in First Division
  • UCD have the most scored goals in the second half (31) in First Division

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shelbourne 25 16 8 1 48 20 13 8 5 0 26 11 12 8 3 1 22 9 28 56
2 Galway United 24 13 6 5 36 21 12 6 4 2 19 11 12 7 2 3 17 10 15 45
3 UCD 24 11 6 7 51 36 12 6 4 2 27 15 12 5 2 5 24 21 15 39
4 Treaty United 24 10 8 6 32 24 12 6 4 2 15 10 12 4 4 4 17 14 8 38
5 Bray Wanderers 24 9 10 5 33 24 12 5 4 3 15 9 12 4 6 2 18 15 9 37
6 Athlone Town 25 9 5 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 16 19 13 4 4 5 14 21 -10 32
7 Cork City 25 7 9 9 34 27 13 5 3 5 25 17 12 2 6 4 9 10 7 30
8 Cabinteely 25 7 1 17 24 44 13 3 1 9 9 22 12 4 0 8 15 22 -20 22
9 Cobh Ramblers 25 6 4 15 21 45 12 3 2 7 8 20 13 3 2 8 13 25 -24 22
10 Wexford Youths 25 5 3 17 24 52 12 3 2 7 15 24 13 2 1 10 9 28 -28 18

Read more about First Division

The League of Ireland First Divsion, also known as the SSE Aitricity League First Division, is the second level division of football in the Republic of Ireland. It runs a summer league from February to October with ten teams. Each plays each other three times for a total of 27 fixtures to set the final league table.