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The Premiership clash at Coleraine Showgrounds on Saturday sees home team Coleraine take to the field against Carrick Rangers.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Coleraine v Carrick Rangers can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Coleraine will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-0 Premiership defeat last time out to Larne.
Joe Thomson (12') and Leroy Millar (89') scored for Larne.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Oran Kearney's Coleraine have netted 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Coming into this clash, Coleraine are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Cliftonville in Premiership competition, Carrick Rangers and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Rory Hale (17'), Ronan Hale (68') and Stephen Mallon (83') scored for Cliftonville.
Showing their appetite for eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the previous six matches in which Carrick Rangers have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have got 14 from this total. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall be sustained in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, Carrick Rangers are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 06/11/2021 shows us that Coleraine have won 4 of these & Carrick Rangers 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 from The Bannsiders and 4 belonging to The Gers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
Team News: Coleraine
Stephen Lowry (Knock), Andy Scott (Hamstring injury), Lyndon Kane (Knock), Adam Mullan (Knock), Lee Lynch (Knock), Matthew Shevlin (Knock), Stephen O'Donnell (Knock) and Rodney Brown (Knock) will be missing for Coleraine manager Oran Kearney.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
It’s pretty clear that Carrick Rangers will have to play really well to break down a Coleraine side who look set to really run this game.
We’re going for a convincing 3-0 win for Coleraine by the conclusion of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coleraine Showgrounds (4,843)
Captain: Stephen O'Donnell
Chairman: Colin McKendry
Manager: Oran Kearney
Competitions: Premiership position 6
⭐ Key Player: Matthew Shevlin
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Matthew Shevlin was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Ballymena United in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.