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Carrick Rangers face off with visiting side Glenavon at Loughview Leisure Arena in the Premiership clash on Saturday.
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Carrick Rangers won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Premiership losing effort in their last game against Coleraine.
Matthew Shevlin (70') scored for Coleraine.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Carrick Rangers have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Carrick Rangers have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 12 goals during that time. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall continue on in this next match.
Their prior results show that Carrick Rangers:
- have not registered a win against Glenavon in their last 5 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Cliftonville in Premiership action, Glenavon and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Glenavon was Matthew Fitzpatrick (89'). David Parkhouse (14'), Colin Coates (75') and Ronan Hale (92') scored for Cliftonville.
Glenavon have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, scoring 11 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Glenavon have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games.
Their past results show that Glenavon:
- remain undefeated by Carrick Rangers when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without an away win for the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 11/09/2021 tells us that Carrick Rangers have won 1 of these & Glenavon 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 for The Gers and 11 being from The Lurgan Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league match between these sides was Premiership match day 12 on 22/10/2022 when it finished Glenavon 4-2 Carrick Rangers.
The match was refereed by Shane Andrews.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
The Carrick Rangers boss Stuart King does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Glenavon
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Glenavon gaffer Gary Hamilton to contend with. Mark Haughey (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be playing here. Matthew Fitzpatrick will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks to us that this Glenavon will most probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Carrick Rangers might well find it a difficult task scoring goals of their own but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be converting at least once as well.
We’re therefore expecting to see a controlled 1-3 margin for Glenavon at the end of the 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Loughview Leisure Arena (6,000)
Captain: Mark Surgenor
Chairman: Peter Clarke
Manager: Stuart King
Competitions: Premiership position 9
🔑 Star Man: Lloyd Anderson
Regularly played in the Centre Midfield position, Lloyd Anderson was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Carrick Rangers in the 2022 - 2023 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 5 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 22 appearances.