Posted by Macot (2017-03-10 01:23 CET)
Our last football pick will be from Ireland, too. But we will move to the 1st Division, a small league of 8 teams where difference between best and worst are pretty big. I rate both these two teams as top three finishers, due to different reasons.
UCD as always reinforced themselves with a couple of expirienced Premier League players and promoted 6-7 players from their youth academy. They are always among favourites to promote and this season it won`t change. Start to the season was perfect: 1-0 away win at Cabinteely and 4-0 trashing of once Premier League champions, Shelbourne (4-0). They are always a tough oponent.
Waterford on the other side took different approach. After another poor season, they changed almost the whole team. For sure they brought quality but there is a lot of work coming to gel the players into a good team. In first two games they looked shaky: first they have lost to Athlone Town in poor performance, then they won against the poorest team, Cabinteely and although result looks great (3-0) they actually had problems and at 1-0 they should recieve a couple of goals.
Bookmakers are rating Waterford as a team with quality players. But they underestimate the factor of making a team out of them. They did not look as such. My call is 2-1 home win!
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