The Premiership tie at Stangmore Park on Saturday sees home side Dungannon Swifts lock horns with opponents Glentoran.
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Dungannon Swifts won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-2 Premiership loss in their previous game against Glenavon.
The only scorer from Dungannon Swifts was Matthew Smyth (84'). Conor McCloskey (19') was the scorer for Glenavon.
It has been seldom in recent times where Dungannon Swifts haven’t conceded. The facts show that The Swifts have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Dungannon Swifts:
- have not registered a win against Glentoran in their last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Glentoran come into this game after a 0-1 Premiership win to defeat Linfield in their previous match.
The only player to score from Glentoran was Ruaidhrí Donnelly (90').
A series of very capable performances by the Glentoran defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Going into this encounter, Glentoran haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 01/01/2019 shows that Dungannon Swifts have won 2 of them & Glentoran 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 28 overall which averages out at 4.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 8 on 28/11/2020 and the score finished Glentoran 5-1 Dungannon Swifts.
The referee was Ross Dunlop.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts boss Dixie Robinson does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Glentoran
Due to a completely healthy group to pick from, Glentoran boss Mick McDermott has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Glentoran will probably have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
However, Dungannon Swifts might well find it difficult to score- but, we do see them being dangerous at times.
Therefore, we are anticipating a controlled 1-3 win for Glentoran by the conclusion of the game.
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: Dougie Wilson
Chairman: Keith Boyd
Manager: Dixie Robinson
Competitions: Premiership position 12
🔑 Star Man: Dougie Wilson
Generally taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Dougie Wilson was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Grimsby Town in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 8 appearances.