UCD v Finn Harps Betting Tips: 1 AH+1, 2019-07-05

International Football Tips

Premier Division
Friday 5th July 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: UCD AH+1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.76 (odds taken at 05:26 GMT, 04 July 2019)

Friday evening brings us action from the Irish Premier Division and our next preview features a basement clash between bottom club UCD and second from bottom side, Finn Harps, as the betting tips continue at the UCD Bowl.

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UCD Prediction – Can UCD halt losing streak?

Friday night’s hosts, UCD, sit firmly at the bottom of the Irish Premier Division on just 10 points so far this season, and a string of defeats under their belts this season.

An appalling run of 11 defeats on the trot in the Irish top flight has seemingly condemned the college boys to almost certain relegation.

Following this woeful sequence of results, UCD now find themselves a massive 13 points adrift of third from bottom Waterford and safety.

UCD’s poor league position has been the product of an extremely poor record away from home as the hosts have lost all 10 of their away matches so far this season.

However, there does perhaps appear to be a slight chink of light in the dar for the hosts on home turf at their UCD Bowl.

A home record of 3-1-7 11/15 includes wins against Finn Harps (3-0), Waterford (4-1) and most impressive of all, a 2-1 win over Cork City.

Although they’ve since lost their last 5 home matches on the trot, they’ve lost by 2 goals or more in just 4 of their 11 matches at home to date.


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Finn Harps Prediction – Can Finn Harps move closer to safety?

Second from bottom club, Finn Harps, will no doubt be keen to grab all three points in Friday night’s basement clash against UCD.

The visitors are currently 9 points adrift of third from bottom side, Waterford, and safety ahead of this crucial relegation battle against the college boys.

However, if they do take the spoils against UCD, it’ll be Finn Harps’s first away win of the Irish Premier Division season.

An away record of 0-3-8 5/26 certainly doesn’t appear to guarantee Fin Harps of any success here in this clash.

This is especially so as they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat in their last visit to the UCD Bowl back in March, and haven’t fared well overall against the University.

Their last 19 visits to the UCD Bowl has produced just the 1 win for Finn Harps, which is in itself, another appalling record by the visitors.

In addition, Finn Harps have lost their last 3 away matches on the trot and are without an away win from their last 14 outings on their travels.


Key-Facts – UCD v Finn Harps

  • UCD have ost by 2 goals or more in just 4 of their 11 matches at home
  • Finn Harps are without an away win from their last 14 away matches
  • UCD have lost just 1 out of their last 19 home matches against Finn Harps


Betting Tips Verdict

UCD May not get a better chance than Friday night to put a halt to their losing streak, and with a good record at home against Finn Harps, the hosts look good with the handicap here.