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Newry City host visiting rivals Glenavon at The Showgrounds in this Premiership clash on Friday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Newry City v Glenavon are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Newry City will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-1 Premiership loss in their previous game against Dungannon Swifts.
The only scorer from Newry City was Adam Salley (44'). Matthew Lusty (6'), Tomas Galvin (27', 35') and Ethan Devine (69') scored for Dungannon Swifts.
Newry City have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 vs opponents over their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Newry City have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 15.
Going into this contest, Newry City have not won at home in their last 18 league matches. So depressing.
Glenavon will go into this meeting following a 2-0 Premiership win in the defeat of Loughgall in their most recent fixture.
For Glenavon, the goalscorers were Isaac Baird (3') and Jack Malone (40').
In the course of their six latest matches, Stephen McDonnell's Glenavon have had reason to celebrate scoring 8 times thus yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 23/03/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Newry City winning 3 of those games, Glenavon 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from City and 5 being from The Lurgan Blues. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
Team News: Newry City
The Newry City boss Gary Boyle will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Glenavon
Glenavon manager Stephen McDonnell has a number of players out of action. Jamie McDonagh (Fitness) and Mark Haughey (Cruciate ligament surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Newry City will have their work cut out to get anything against this Glenavon lineup who should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Glenavon at full-time.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 12
⭐ Key Man: Lee Newell
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Lee Newell was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Newry City in the 2023 - 2024 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.