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Carrick Rangers journey to Mourneview Park on Saturday for the Premiership clash 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 up-to-date odds.
Glenavon will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-1 Premiership loss in their previous game against Dungannon Swifts.
The only player to score from Glenavon was Jackson Nesbitt (4'). Ben Gallagher (1'), Thomas Maguire (56') and Matthew Lusty (80') scored for Dungannon Swifts.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Glenavon have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Glenavon have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 15 goals in the process. Despite that, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall continue on in this next game or not.
Heading into this fixture, Glenavon have not been beaten in the league by Carrick Rangers in their previous 7 games.
After tasting defeat last time out to Ballymena United in Premiership competition, Carrick Rangers will be aiming to make amends here.
Isaac Westendorf (26') was the scorer for Ballymena United.
The stats tell the story, and Carrick Rangers have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 18 goals overall. In defence, Carrick Rangers have seen their frailties exposed.
Pre-game facts show that Carrick Rangers:
- haven't beaten Glenavon when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 12/03/2022 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Carrick Rangers. They have not managed to register any victories whatsoever while Glenavon have been dominant against them, beating them in 67 per cent of those ties.
19 goals were scored between them in these games, with 13 of them for The Lurgan Blues and 6 created by The Gers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Premiership match day 4 on 22/04/2023 when the final score was Carrick Rangers 1-3 Glenavon.
The referee was Shane McGonigle.
Team News: Glenavon
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Glenavon gaffer to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Mark Haughey (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King does not have any fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
We think that Carrick Rangers will have to work hard as a team to register a score against this Glenavon lineup who we think should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore anticipating a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Glenavon at the end of the 90.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mourneview Park (3,302)
Captain: Mark Haughey
Chairman: Adrian Teer
Manager: Gary Hamilton
Competitions: Premiership position 11
⭐ Star Player: Conor McCloskey
Customarily deployed in the Right Wing position, Conor McCloskey was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Portadown in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.