UCD vs Athlone Town
In the Irish First Division we have a top vs. bottom match in Dublin as UCD welcome Athlone Town to the Bowl.
Usually these kind of match-ups regularly throw out bizarre upsets but on this occasion any sort of upset would be a monumental surprise.
UCD top the table and have looked excellent so far, probably slightly better than expected especially with Galway, Drogheda and Finn Harps being relegated from the Premier Division. UCD are always so near to promotion but so far away, always the bridesmaid never the bride situation. Maybe this year is their year.
The Dublin outfit have a full strength side bar Neil Farrugia so this means their top scorer Georgie Kelly will start and will no doubt look to add to his tally of 9 in 11 games.
Athlone Town are the whipping boys of Irish football these days, just like they were last season. So far on the road they have lost 4-1 to Galway, 6-0 to Drogheda, 5-1 to Longford, 7-0 to Shelbourne and 7-0 to their closest rivals Wexford. This carries on from last season as their last 4 away games were 7-1, 7-0, 4-1 & 6-2 defeats.
UCD will likely net at least 3 here.
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UCD vs Athlone Town prediction
|UCD -2.75 AH||Bet365||1.70||8||3-0 HALF WON (+2.8 units)|