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The Premiership meeting at Windsor Park on Saturday will see hosts Linfield ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Coleraine.
All Linfield v Coleraine match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Linfield enter this fixture following on from a 1-1 Premiership tied result vs Carrick Rangers.
The only scorer from Linfield was Shayne Lavery (2'). Daniel Kelly (84') scored for Carrick Rangers.
Fixtures involving Linfield have tended to be engaging encounters lately with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, a grand total of 24 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 17 of those coming from The Blues.
Taking a look at their past results, Linfield:
- have not been beaten in the league by Coleraine in their last 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 21 home league matches. An amazing run.
Coleraine come into this encounter after a 0-1 Premiership win in the defeat of Ballymena United in their most recent outing.
The only player to score from Coleraine was Lyndon Kane (62').
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Coleraine have helped themselves to a tally of 10 goals. The Bannsiders have also scored in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 5 goals go against them. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Coming into this contest, Coleraine have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 09/02/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Linfield winning 2 of those games, Coleraine 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Blues and 9 for The Bannsiders. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premiership match day 6 on 14/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Coleraine 0-2 Linfield.
The match was refereed by Tony Clarke.
Team News: Linfield
Linfield boss David Healy will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Coleraine
Due to a mostly available group, there is just the one fitness problem for the Coleraine gaffer Oran Kearney to be concerned with. James McLaughlin (Ankle Injury) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Linfield will, in all likelihood, dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Coleraine could well find it tough to make a breakthrough but we do fancy them scoring as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 3-1 margin for Linfield after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Windsor Park (18,614)
Captain: Jamie Mulgrew
Chairman: Roy McGivern
Manager: David Healy
Competitions: Premiership position 1
🔑 Star Man: Andrew Waterworth
Generally played in the Striker position, Andrew Waterworth was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Hamilton Academical in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Forward has got 11 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.