Carrick Rangers will be the visitors at Mourneview Park on Tuesday for the Premiership meeting with home team Glenavon.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Glenavon v Carrick Rangers can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Glenavon, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Premiership triumph vs Crusaders.
The only scorer from Glenavon was Conor McCloskey (89').
The Lurgan Blues have been conceding pretty frequently lately, although they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, The Lurgan Blues have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
Their prior results show that Glenavon:
- are unbeaten in the league by Carrick Rangers in their last 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
After a loss in their previous game against Cliftonville in Premiership competition, Carrick Rangers and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Ryan Curran (32') scored for Cliftonville.
The numbers tell their own story, and Carrick Rangers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. In defence, The Gers have some weaknesses to address.
Analysis of their past results shows that Carrick Rangers:
- have not registered a win against Glenavon in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 28/10/2017 tells us that Glenavon have won 4 of these and Carrick Rangers 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Premiership match day 15 on 20/02/2021 when the final score was Carrick Rangers 3-4 Glenavon.
The referee was Tony Clarke.
Team News: Glenavon
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Glenavon gaffer Gary Hamilton to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Sammy Clingan (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
With a completely healthy group to pick from, Carrick Rangers manager Niall Currie does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
In our view, Carrick Rangers should get enough chances to score a goal against this Glenavon side, but that realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Glenavon after the 90. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mourneview Park (3,316)
Chairman: Adrian Teer
Manager: Gary Hamilton
Competitions: Premiership position 7
⭐ Star Player: Conor McCloskey
Regularly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Conor McCloskey was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Portadown in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 6 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far in 16 appearances.