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The Premiership meeting at Stangmore Park on Saturday will see home team Dungannon Swifts welcoming opponents Cliftonville.
All Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Dungannon Swifts will be wanting a better result here following a 0-5 Premiership loss in their previous game against Coleraine.
Stephen Lowry (24'), Eoin Bradley (45'), Matthew Shevlin (50'), Jamie Glackin (66') and Ronan Wilson (71') scored for Coleraine.
Matches featuring Dungannon Swifts have proved to be engaging ones of late with high scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 23 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 6 of them being chalked up by Dungannon Swifts.
Looking at their past form shows that Dungannon Swifts:
- have not registered a win against Cliftonville in their last 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 8 league matches. Such a poor run.
In their last fixture, Cliftonville drew 1-1 in the Premiership tie with Crusaders.
The only scorer from Cliftonville was Daniel Kearns (91'). Jordan Forsythe (62') scored for Crusaders.
Paddy McLaughlin's Cliftonville have converted 7 times in the course of their previous six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 6.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 14/09/2019 tells us that Dungannon Swifts have won 1 of them & Cliftonville 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from The Swifts and 16 belonging to The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league match between the two was Premiership match day 29 on 06/04/2021 when it finished Cliftonville 3-0 Dungannon Swifts.
The match was refereed by Ross Dunlop.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
The Dungannon Swifts manager Dean Shiels has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Cliftonville
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughlin doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
Our feeling is that Dungannon Swifts have the capability to breach the defence of this Cliftonville side, although just one goal is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re therefore tipping a close game with a 1-2 win for Cliftonville when all is said and done. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stangmore Park (5,000)
Captain: Oisin Smyth
Chairman: Keith Boyd
Manager: Dean Shiels
Competitions: Premiership position 12