Shamrock Rovers will bid to get back to winning ways tonight after being held to draws in their previous two games away in Bray and at home to Derry City.
UCD struggled to get a result against the Hoops last season and are looking to secure their first win in five league games.
Ciaran Kilduff (foot) remain out for Rovers while Ken Oman (hamstring) is also out and Killian Brennan (calf) is a doubt.
Stephen O’Donnell has resumed training but is unlikely to feature Kerrea Gilbert has returned from injury.
UCD continue without injured trio Ger Barron (toe), Chris Mulhall (groin) and Tomas Boyle (back).
Hoops boss Stephen Kenny said: "We have to bring the level of intensity that we brought last week; we created a lot of chances and we have to continue to do that.
"UCD pass the ball well and are a technically good team. But we must make home advantage count and play at the level that we are capable of."
UCD manager Martin Russell believes the match will be a great advertisement for the Airtricity League.
"This fixture represents what is great about Irish football," he said. "A top club, well run, in a great stadium against a club that is devoted to developing young Irish players in the right manner. I am really looking forward to the game."