UCD have picked up four points from their last two matches and the two clean sheets have been vital to their form.
Waterford have now won just one of their last six league matches after a home defeat to St. Patrick's in their last game.
UCD brought their 11-match losing streak to an end as they edged past Finn Harps in their last contest. They will hope that they can also end their long wait for an away win as they travel to Derry but that may be a tough ask as they are unbeaten in their last five and should be able to win here.
Waterford have suffered three defeats in their last four Premier Division matches whilst they have only won one of their last five at home.
UCD have now lost 11 consecutive league matches after they were on the end of a heavy loss last time out against Sligo.
Shamrock bounced back from losing to Dundalk in their top of the table clash by beating St. Patrick's.
Derry have lost just one of their last four home games in the Premier Division but face a huge challenge against Dundalk.
Cork's winless run was extended to five league matches as they failed to beat Finn Harps last time out and now face a tough challenge against Bohemians.
Waterford defeated UCD in their last home game to make it just one defeat in their last eight on home soil.
UCD have now lost their last nine matches in the league but did put in a battling display away at league leaders Dundalk in their last game.
The top two in the Premier Division face-off in an intriguing contest. Shamrock have failed to win in their last two which has allowed Dundalk to open up a five-point gap at the top of the table and with 11 wins and a draw to their name from their last 12, they can continue their unbeaten run.
Finn Harps remain at the foot of the Irish Premier Division on goal difference after a fifth consecutive defeat. Sligo are the visitors this week and have struggled of late with just one win from their last six games but they should be able to improve that record against Finn Harps.
Cork have won just one of their last five matches in the Irish Premier Division and have also won just one of their last six on home soil. They now host a Derry side that have failed to win any of their last five away from home but have drawn four of those and this could be another draw here.
St. Pats' only defeat in their last six matches came against in-form league leaders Dundalk so they will relish this match against bottom club Finn Harps. They beat their opponents away from home 2-0 in April, and they will be confident of taking the points and keeping another clean sheet here.