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The Premiership tie at The Oval on Saturday will see home side Glentoran fighting it out with Coleraine.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Glentoran v Coleraine, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Glentoran fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Premiership success over Glenavon.
For Glentoran, the goals were scored by Luke McCullough (16') and Jay Donnelly (72'). Matthew Fitzpatrick (70') scored for Glenavon.
Three or more goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Glentoran have been involved. Opposing sides scored 9 times in this period whereas Glentoran managed to get a total of 9. In any event, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall be replicated here in this match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Glentoran:
- have not been beaten in the league by Coleraine in their previous 3 matches.
- are winless against Coleraine in their last 17 league matches. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Last time out, Coleraine drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with Glenavon.
A sequence of effective showings by the Coleraine defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 1 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 14.
Taking a look at their past results, Coleraine:
- have not emerged victorious against Glentoran in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated by Glentoran in games played away from home for the previous 8 league games. What a record that is.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 07/12/2019 tells us that Glentoran have won 0 of these and Coleraine 2, with the number of draws being 4.
16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them for The Glens and 9 being from The Bannsiders. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league match between these sides was Premiership match day 2 on 04/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Glentoran 1-1 Coleraine.
The referee was Jamie Robinson.
Team News: Glentoran
The Glentoran manager Mick McDermott does not have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Coleraine
Due to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Coleraine boss Oran Kearney has no fitness concerns at all before this match.
We think that Coleraine will do well to register a score against this Glentoran outfit who will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Glentoran at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Stephen Henderson
Manager: Mick McDermott
Competitions: Premiership position 7, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying)
⭐ Star Man: Jay Donnelly
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Jay Donnelly was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Cliftonville in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.