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Larne take on the visiting Carrick Rangers at Inver Park in this Premiership meeting on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Larne v Carrick Rangers match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Larne will be looking for a repeat result of a 2-0 Premiership success over Linfield.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that quality has been evident in the Larne backline. Larne have been miserly, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six outings standing at 2. However, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be maintained in this upcoming match.
Their past results show that Larne:
- have not emerged victorious against Carrick Rangers in home games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 14 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Glenavon in Premiership action, Carrick Rangers will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Carrick Rangers was Danny Purkis (75'). Aaron Prendergast (63') and Jack Malone (81') scored for Glenavon.
A number of fairly feeble displays from the Carrick Rangers defensive unit has resulted in a sum of 20 goals being surrendered by them in just their last six outings. They will certainly want to improve on this sub-par facet of their game.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 25/09/2021 tells us that Larne have won 3 of these & Carrick Rangers 0, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them from Larne and 4 for The Gers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league game between these sides was Premiership match day 30 on 25/02/2023 when it finished Carrick Rangers 2-3 Larne.
The referee was Jamie Robinson.
Team News: Larne
The Larne manager Tiernan Lynch has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Carrick Rangers
Owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Carrick Rangers have it in them to score against this Larne outfit, but that probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Larne at the end of the 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Inver Park (2,732)
Captain: Tomas Cosgrove
Chairman: Gareth Clements
Manager: Tiernan Lynch
Competitions: Premiership position 3
🔑 Star Man: Andy Ryan
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Andy Ryan was born in Hamilton, Scotland. After having made a senior debut playing for Hamilton Academical in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.