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The Premiership game at Mourneview Park on Saturday will see home side Glenavon lock horns with opponents Carrick Rangers.
Our Glenavon v Carrick Rangers tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Glenavon fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-6 Premiership victory over Warrenpoint Town.
For Glenavon, the goals were scored by Peter Campbell (12'), Matthew Fitzpatrick (20', 24'), Andrew Waterworth (42', 59') and Danny Purkis (87'). Fra McCaffrey (11') scored for Warrenpoint Town.
Fixtures with Glenavon have proved to be engaging ones recently with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum of 27 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 19 of them belonging to Glenavon.
A look at their previous results shows us that Glenavon:
- have not lost a league tie with Carrick Rangers in their last 5 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 12 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
After tasting defeat last time out to Coleraine in Premiership competition, Carrick Rangers will be hoping to turn things around here.
Conor McKendry (12') and Matthew Shevlin (48', 74') scored for Coleraine.
Indicating their partiality to eventful encounters, goals have been scored 23 times in the previous six games in which Carrick Rangers have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals for each meeting. Opposition teams have hit 16 from this total. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be replicated in this upcoming match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Carrick Rangers:
- have left without a victory over Glenavon in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated by Glenavon when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 30/11/2019 shows that Glenavon have won 3 of these and Carrick Rangers 1, with the number of draws being 2.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 29 in total which averages out at 4.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 4 on 25/05/2021 when the final score was Carrick Rangers 3-6 Glenavon.
The referee was Lee Tavinder.
Team News: Glenavon
The Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
Thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
It certainly seems that Carrick Rangers will be up against it to get a goal against a Glenavon lineup who look set to get a big win and also probable clean sheet.
Our tip is for a 3-0 winning margin for Glenavon at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mourneview Park (3,316)
Captain: James Singleton
Chairman: Adrian Teer
Manager: Gary Hamilton
Competitions: Premiership position 3
⭐ Key Player: Andrew Waterworth
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Andrew Waterworth was born in N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Hamilton Academical in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 2 appearances.