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The Premiership fixture at The Oval on Saturday sees home side Glentoran go into battle with opponents Linfield.
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Glentoran, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-2 Premiership victory versus Larne.
For Glentoran, the goalscorers were Rhys Marshall (9') and Jay Donnelly (71'). Mark Randall (20'), Tomas Cosgrove (23') and Fuad Sule (81' Own goal) scored for Larne.
Glentoran haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 12 during that time while also conceding a total of 7. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Since a loss in their previous game against Glenavon in Premiership action, Linfield will be hoping to turn things around here.
For Linfield, the goals were scored by Shayne Lavery (13') and Christy Manzinga (72'). Colin Coates (9'), Matthew Fitzpatrick (29') and Danny Purkis (61') scored for Glenavon.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Linfield have bagged the sum of 10 goals. The Blues have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 6 goals go against them.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes going back to 28/01/2019 shows us that Glentoran have won 3 of these and Linfield 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 12 of them for The Glens and 9 being from The Blues. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league game between these sides was Premiership match day 23 on 02/03/2021 when it ended Glentoran 3-1 Linfield.
The referee was Keith Kennedy.
Team News: Glentoran
Glentoran boss Mick McDermott will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Linfield
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, Linfield boss David Healy doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
We believe that Linfield and Glentoran could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Stephen Henderson
Manager: Mick McDermott
Competitions: Premiership position 2
⭐ Key Man: Ruaidhrí Donnelly
Usually taking up the Striker position, Ruaidhrí Donnelly was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Cliftonville in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has netted 9 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 26 appearances.