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Competition: Irish First Division
Market: Both teams must score
Odds: 2/3 @ 888sport
Two sides that find themselves enjoying an extended bounce, UC Dublin will welcome Bray to the UCD Bowl on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, who managed to extend their FAI Cup adventure against Premier Division fighters Longford Town last weekend, UC Dublin enjoys what has been a really purple patch. Sitting in pole position to get another playoff this season, head coach Andrew Myler now finds his side enjoying an unbeaten run of six matches across all formats, a race dating back to July 16th. With their extended bounce highlighted by a 6-0 ballad against Athlone Town at home, the Blues have also continued to impress with their success at the UCD Bowl. Including a shock FAI Cup win against running backs Shelbourne, Friday’s hosts have been unbeaten ahead of their own supporters since early July. With just eight goals in their last two home games, the chances could come thick and fast again this weekend.
As for the visitors who managed to put what was a robust display away at Shelbourne last weekend with a cruel 1-1 draw, Bray is another side that finds itself enjoying what has been a real bounce . Also sitting in pole position to win a play-off place after their silver medal last season, head coach Gary Cronin now finds his side enjoying an impressive nine-match First Division undefeated race, a race that dates all the way back to 11 June. With that race highlighted by a throbbing 3-0 win out at Cabinteely, Bray should also be boosted by their fierce final encounter against the UCD. When the two sides faced each other back in June, the Seagulls got a 4-0 balloon at the Carlisle Grounds. With just the last four meetings between Friday’s opponents at the UCD Bowl producing 17 goals, we support a similarly lively affair over the weekend.
Bet: Both teams score at UC Dublin vs Bray 2/3 for Friday’s Irish First Divison competition @ 888 sport