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Newry City are going up against visiting opponents Dungannon Swifts at The Showgrounds in this Premiership clash on Friday.
Our Newry City v Dungannon Swifts predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Newry City will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-1 Premiership loss in their previous game against Coleraine.
The only player to score from Newry City was Lee Newell (76'). Josh Carson (40'), Matthew Shevlin (56') and Andrew Mitchell (90') scored for Coleraine.
Matches featuring Newry City have usually been engaging encounters lately with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 25 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 6 of them being chalked up by Newry City.
A look at their previous results shows us that Newry City:
- have not registered a win against Dungannon Swifts in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 14 league games. It's quite tragic.
In the game prior to this, Dungannon Swifts drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with Glentoran.
Looking at their form, and Dungannon Swifts have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. At the back, Dungannon Swifts have clearly had some problems. We will see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 09/03/2019 shows us that Newry City have won 1 of them & Dungannon Swifts 5, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 of them for City and 9 for The Swifts. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premiership match day 5 on 29/04/2023 when it finished Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Newry City.
The referee was Andrew Davey.
Team News: Newry City
The Newry City manager Gary Boyle has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
Owing to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Newry City will need to push hard to find the net against this Dungannon Swifts team who will likely be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Dungannon Swifts at the end of this game.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Showgrounds (2,809)
Captain: Darren King
Chairman: Martin McLoughlin
Manager: Gary Boyle
Competitions: Premiership position 11
🔑 Key Man: Lorcan Forde
Usually used in the Left Wing position, Lorcan Forde was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Warrenpoint Town in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 8 appearances.