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Dungannon Swifts will be visiting Mourneview Park on Saturday for the Premiership clash with home team Glenavon.
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Glenavon head into this match following on from a 0-0 Premiership draw versus Coleraine.
Glenavon have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 2 against opposition teams during the course of their last 6 outings. In those meetings, Glenavon have also seen the number of goals against them total 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Glenavon:
- haven't lost in the league to Dungannon Swifts in their previous 5 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Larne in Premiership action, Dungannon Swifts and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
For Dungannon Swifts, goals were scored by Darragh McBrien (9') and Ryan Mayse (27'). Lee Lynch (3', 14'), Mark Randall (17') and David McDaid (55') scored for Larne.
Demonstrating their fondness for high-scoring encounters, we’ve seen goals 32 times in the last 6 matches in which Dungannon Swifts have played, yielding a mean average of 5.33 goals per clash. Their opponents have hit 20 of this grand total. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Dungannon Swifts:
- are winless against Glenavon in games played away from home for the previous 7 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- remain undefeated by Glenavon when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 24/08/2019 shows us that Glenavon have won 3 of these games and Dungannon Swifts 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
An aggregate of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 13 from The Lurgan Blues and 4 coming from The Swifts. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league match featuring these sides was Premiership match day 5 on 29/05/2021 when it finished Glenavon 1-1 Dungannon Swifts.
The referee was Andrew Davey.
Team News: Glenavon
The Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Dungannon Swifts boss Dean Shiels does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Dungannon Swifts would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Glenavon lineup, although it may not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Glenavon when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mourneview Park (3,316)
Captain: James Singleton
Chairman: Adrian Teer
Manager: Gary Hamilton
Competitions: Premiership position 8
⭐ Star Player: Matthew Fitzpatrick
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Matthew Fitzpatrick was born in N. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Glenavon in the 2021 - 2022 season, the skilful Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.