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Cliftonville will be visiting Coleraine Showgrounds on Saturday for the Premiership meeting with hosts Coleraine.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Coleraine v Cliftonville are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Coleraine, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Premiership victory against Ballymena United.
For Coleraine, the scorers were Aaron Traynor (41') and Stephen Lowry (47'). Ross Redman (79') scored for Ballymena United.
The Bannsiders have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they’ve also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Bannsiders have seen their goal breached in 5 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games.
Cliftonville go into this match after a 5-0 Premiership win against Carrick Rangers in their last outing.
For Cliftonville, the scorers were Michael McCrudden (6', 8', 39'), Garry Breen (31') and Barry Coffey (79').
Indicating their partiality to productive encounters, we’ve had goals 22 times in the prior six games in which Cliftonville have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have got 5 of these goals. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 10/08/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with Coleraine winning 2 of those games, Cliftonville 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for The Bannsiders and 6 created by The Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Premiership match day 26 on 27/03/2021 when it ended Cliftonville 2-1 Coleraine.
The referee was Shane Andrews.
Team News: Coleraine
Coleraine manager Oran Kearney has no fitness worries at all coming into this game with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Cliftonville
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughlin doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the opinion that Cliftonville will have to perform well to break down this Coleraine side who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Coleraine at the conclusion of the game.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coleraine Showgrounds (4,843)
Captain: Stephen O'Donnell
Chairman: Colin McKendry
Manager: Oran Kearney
Competitions: Premiership position 3
⭐ Star Player: James McLaughlin
Usually playing in the Striker position, James McLaughlin was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Coleraine in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 6 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.