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The Premiership meeting at Mourneview Park on Saturday sees home side Glenavon lock horns with Linfield.
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Glenavon will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 5-0 Irish Cup loss in their previous game against Larne.
Lee Bonis (37', 42', 76') and Andy Ryan (51', 60') scored for Larne.
A common aspect of more recent Glenavon games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 6 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Glenavon haven't won against Linfield in their previous 8 matches in the league.
Linfield come into this clash following a 2-0 Irish Cup win versus Ballymena United in their last match.
For Linfield, goals were scored by Chris McKee (14') and Chris Shields (65').
Over the course of their last six clashes, Linfield have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. Linfield have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 5 goals scored by their opponents.
Their past results show that Linfield:
- haven't been beaten by Glenavon when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 22/01/2022 shows that these encounters have not been happy ones for Glenavon. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Linfield have just been too good for them, beating them in 100% of those match-ups.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 25 in total which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 21 on 16/12/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Glenavon 0-2 Linfield.
The match was refereed by Evan Boyce.
Team News: Glenavon
The Glenavon manager Stephen McDonnell will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Linfield
Linfield manager David Healy has to currently contend with reduced team options. Robbie McDaid (Achilles tendon rupture) and Jordan Stewart (surgery) will miss out on this game.
We’re inclined to think that Linfield have the ability to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
Conversely, Glenavon could well struggle finding the net themselves, although we do see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 1-3 victory for Linfield at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mourneview Park (3,302)
Captain: Mark Haughey
Chairman: Adrian Teer
Manager: Stephen McDonnell
Competitions: Premiership position 9
⭐ Star Man: Jack Malone
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Malone was born in Rep. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Derry City in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 6 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far in 22 appearances.