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Portadown will host visiting side Glentoran at Shamrock Park in this Premiership tie on Saturday.
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Portadown will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Carrick Rangers.
Lloyd Anderson (60') and Cameron Stewart (81') scored for Carrick Rangers.
A recurring characteristic of recent Portadown games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 6 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've been a losing one. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Portadown:
- have not beaten Glentoran in their previous 12 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 12 matches in the league. Something needs to change.
Since a loss in their previous game against Cliftonville in Premiership action, Glentoran and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Ryan Curran (8') was the scorer for Cliftonville.
A succession of outstanding displays from the Glentoran defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period, their own forwards have managed to score 9.
Pre-game facts show that Glentoran:
- have not lost to Portadown in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs going back to 16/02/2021 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for Portadown. They have not been able to come away with any wins at all while Glentoran have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from The Ports and 16 for The Glens. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Premiership match day 4 on 26/08/2022 which ended up with the score at Portadown 0-3 Glentoran.
The match was refereed by Jamie Robinson.
Team News: Portadown
The Portadown manager Niall Currie will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game with a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Glentoran
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Glentoran gaffer Mick McDermott to contend with. Conor McMenamin (Knock) won’t be in action.
Portadown have the ability to put one past this Glentoran side, however a single goal possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for both teams to score in a 1-2 win for Glentoran by the conclusion of the game. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shamrock Park (2,770)
Captain: Luke Wilson
Chairman: David Jameson
Manager: Niall Currie
Competitions: Premiership position 12
⭐ Star Player: Jordan Jenkins
Generally used in the Striker position, Jordan Jenkins was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Glenavon in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Premiership 2022 - 2023 season so far in 15 appearances.