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Dungannon Swifts arrive at Inver Park on Saturday for the Premiership fixture with hosts Larne.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Larne v Dungannon Swifts can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Larne will be looking for another win after the 2-3 Premiership success against Glentoran.
For Larne, goals were scored by Andy Scott (13'), Tomas Cosgrove (62' Own goal) and David McDaid (70'). Jay Donnelly (22') and Rhys Marshall (54' Own goal) scored for Glentoran.
It’s not been often in recent games where Larne have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Larne have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals along the way.
Dungannon Swifts will go into this encounter following on from a 1-2 Premiership win versus Warrenpoint Town in their last fixture.
For Dungannon Swifts, goals were scored by James Knowles (65') and Darragh McBrien (85'). Adam Wixted (59') scored for Warrenpoint Town.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Dungannon Swifts, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match in that time is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Dungannon Swifts working out to 1.17. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern will persist in this upcoming game.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 16/11/2019 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Dungannon Swifts. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins at all whereas Larne have been the better of the two, running out winners in 100% of those ties.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 15 of them for Larne and 2 for The Swifts. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league game featuring the two was Premiership match day 7 on 02/10/2021 when the final score was Dungannon Swifts 2-4 Larne.
The match was refereed by Lee Tavinder.
Team News: Larne
The Larne manager Tiernan Lynch will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
With a completely healthy group available to select from, the Dungannon Swifts manager Dean Shiels has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Our feeling is that Dungannon Swifts have the capability to score against this Larne side, although that may not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Larne after the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Inver Park (2,500)
Captain: Jeff Hughes
Chairman: Gareth Clements
Manager: Tiernan Lynch
Competitions: Premiership position 4, Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
⭐ Star Man: David McDaid
Generally taking up the Striker position, David McDaid was born in Derry, N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Sligo Rovers in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 9 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 19 appearances.