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Glenavon head to Shamrock Park on Saturday for the Premiership tie with home side Portadown.
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Portadown will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Glentoran.
The only name on the scoresheet from Portadown was Adam Salley (81'). Patrick McClean (8') and Jay Donnelly (12') scored for Glentoran.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Portadown have played. Their opponents scored 16 of them in this period whereas The Ports managed to get a total of 5.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Linfield in Premiership competition, Glenavon and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only name on the scoresheet from Glenavon was Danny Purkis (23'). Niall Quinn (48') and Jordan Stewart (78') scored for Linfield.
Glenavon have been good when going forward of late, having scored 8 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Gary Hamilton will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Lurgan Blues can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. Regardless, time will tell whether the trend shall persist in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 26/12/2015 shows that Portadown have won 2 of these & Glenavon 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 of them from The Ports and 10 belonging to The Lurgan Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Premiership match day 1 on 17/10/2020 when the final score was Glenavon 2-4 Portadown.
The match was refereed by Ian McNabb.
Team News: Portadown
Portadown manager Matthew Tipton will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Glenavon
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton has no fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Glenavon have it within them to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Portadown might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We’re tipping a decent 1-3 margin for Glenavon by the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shamrock Park (2,489)
Captain: Luke Wilson
Chairman: Ronnie Stinson
Manager: Matthew Tipton
Competitions: Premiership position 10
⭐ Star Player: Stephen Murray
Mostly played in the Striker position, Stephen Murray was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Warrenpoint Town in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.