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Carrick Rangers are going up against visitors Coleraine at Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena in the Premiership fixture on Saturday.
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Carrick Rangers won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 3-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Coleraine.
Ben Doherty (54'), Stewart Nixon (86') and Eoin Bradley (93') scored for Coleraine.
Fixtures featuring Carrick Rangers have usually been absorbing ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six games, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 5 of these coming from The Gers. While that may be of interest, time will tell whether that pattern will be sustained in this next game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Carrick Rangers:
- haven't won against Coleraine in their previous 7 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Coleraine has become noticeable in recent matches. A glance at their last six games reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 7 and The Bannsiders have scored 7.
Looking at their past form shows that Coleraine:
- are undefeated by Carrick Rangers in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 02/12/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to Carrick Rangers. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins at all while Coleraine have been too good for them, getting wins in 100% of those games played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 14 on 02/01/2021 when it finished Coleraine 3-0 Carrick Rangers.
The referee was Ross Dunlop.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers boss Niall Currie will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Coleraine
With a fully healthy group to pick from, Coleraine boss Oran Kearney does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re thinking that Carrick Rangers have the capability to get a goal against this Coleraine outfit, although just one goal may not quite prevent defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 1-2 win for Coleraine by the conclusion of the game. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena (6,000)
Captain: Mark Surgenor
Chairman: Peter Clarke
Manager: Niall Currie
Competitions: Premiership position 12
🔑 Star Player: Michael Smith
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Michael Smith was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Ballymena United in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.