Glentoran will take to the pitch with guests Linfield at The BetMcLean Oval in this Premiership fixture on Friday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Glentoran v Linfield (including the best match odds).
Glentoran will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Larne.
The only player to score from Glentoran was David Fisher (69'). Andy Ryan (10') and Leroy Millar (52') scored for Larne.
Warren Feeney's Glentoran have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 12 times over their last six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 7.
Coming into this fixture, Glentoran have not registered a win against Linfield in their last 2 matches in the league.
Linfield will come into the match after a 4-0 Premiership win in the defeat of Ballymena United in their most recent outing.
For Linfield, goals were scored by Matthew Fitzpatrick (10', 78'), Kirk Millar (23') and Kyle McClean (66').
Demonstrating their appetite for high-scoring matches, we’ve had goals 20 times in the last 6 matches in which Linfield have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.33 goals per clash. Their opponents have hit 4 from this total.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 15/04/2022, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Glentoran winning 2 of those games, Linfield 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 of them from The Glens and 6 created by The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league match between these sides was Premiership match day 11 on 06/10/2023 when it finished Linfield 2-0 Glentoran.
The match was refereed by Andrew Davey.
Team News: Glentoran
Marcus Kane (Knock), Jay Donnelly (Knock), Seanan Clucas (Fitness), Bobby Burns (Broken jaw) and Rhys Marshall (Knock) aren’t available for Glentoran manager Warren Feeney.
Team News: Linfield
Linfield manager David Healy has a number of players out of action. Robbie McDaid (Cruciate ligament injury), Ryan McKay (Knock), Stephen Fallon (Ankle surgery) and Jordan Stewart (Knock) won’t be making appearances.
Here is a game where Glentoran will have a tough ask to hit the back of the net against this Linfield team who should score one, at least.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought 0-1 win for Linfield at full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The BetMcLean Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Ian Kerr
Manager: Warren Feeney
Competitions: Premiership position 5
⭐ Star Player: Jay Donnelly
Mostly used in the Striker position, Jay Donnelly was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Cliftonville in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 7 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.