Any other result then a strong win for guests should be a big surprise, here, also if Pats play far from home and this is a cup match.
Anyway, FAI cup is an important target, specially for a team as Pats, in race for EL in league, but surely out for title fight.
Pats won three of previous matches against UCD this year, drawing away in first meeting in March
But UCD dropped dramatically since then, with only two wins and one draw gained in April and often humiliated by opponents ( 5-1 against Sligo and 7-0 against Shamrock.
Last match in league Cup, ended with a shocking 10-1 defeat against bohemains provoked the sack of trainer O'Neill, tonight on bench will be trainer of U19, that seems will lead the etam till the end of season.
Hosts remain without important players, the absence of two of them, regular keeper Kearns and key def. Collins ( 20), that remain unavailable, was probably one of causes of last record defeat. Also out McDonald ( att.5+11 1g) and Doyle ( midf.20+3).
Guests only missings are topscorer Drennan ( 6g) and Lennon ( midf. 21+4), anyway, Drennan scored last time in April, so i don't think this will be an obstacle to a significative win against a team in so deep troubles.
UCD vs St Patricks betting tips
St.Patrick's Ath. AH -1.5 (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.75 at Bet365
Result: 3-1 LOST (-7 units)