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Linfield will host away team Coleraine at Windsor Park in this Premiership clash on Saturday.
Our Linfield v Coleraine predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Linfield, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-3 Premiership victory over Portadown.
For Linfield, the goalscorers were Christy Manzinga (23', 85') and Matt Green (68'). Ruairi Croskery (12') and Lee Bonis (45') scored for Portadown.
David Healy's Linfield have scored a sum total of 11 times over their last half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 6.
Coming into this clash, Linfield are unbeaten in the league by Coleraine in their last 5 games.
Coleraine go into this meeting after a 0-5 Premiership win against Dungannon Swifts in their most recent game.
For Coleraine, the scorers were Stephen Lowry (24'), Eoin Bradley (45'), Matthew Shevlin (50'), Jamie Glackin (66') and Ronan Wilson (71').
In as many as 6 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Coleraine, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Coleraine working out to 2.17.
Leading up to this clash, Coleraine:
- haven't beaten Linfield when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 26/10/2019 shows us that Linfield have won 2 of them and Coleraine 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A sum of 10 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for The Blues and 4 for The Bannsiders. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premiership match day 4 on 25/05/2021 and the score finished Coleraine 1-1 Linfield.
The referee was Raymond Crangle.
Team News: Linfield
The Linfield manager David Healy will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Coleraine
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Coleraine boss Oran Kearney has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
When taking all factors into account, Coleraine will likely create enough chances to breach the defence of this Linfield outfit, although it might not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Linfield after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Windsor Park (18,614)
Captain: Jamie Mulgrew
Chairman: Roy McGivern
Manager: David Healy
Competitions: Premiership position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
⭐ Star Man: Christy Manzinga
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Christy Manzinga was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Motherwell in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 2 appearances.