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The Premiership tie at The Oval on Saturday will see home team Glentoran play Portadown.
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Glentoran fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 Premiership success over Crusaders.
The only name on the scoresheet from Glentoran was Jay Donnelly (91').
Mick McDermott's Glentoran have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 9 times in their last 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures stands at 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Glentoran:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Portadown in their last 7 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Crusaders in Premiership competition, Portadown will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from Portadown was Adam Salley (63'). Aidan Wilson (79') and Jordan Owens (80') scored for Crusaders.
Looking at their form, and Portadown have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals overall. In defence, The Ports have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this one, Portadown have not emerged victorious against Glentoran when they've played them away from home in the last 8 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings going back to 20/08/2016 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Portadown. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all while Glentoran have been superior, winning in 83% of those ties.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 14 of them from The Glens and 2 netted by The Ports. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premiership match day 7 on 16/02/2021 when it finished Portadown 1-3 Glentoran.
The match was refereed by Andrew Davey.
Team News: Glentoran
Glentoran boss Mick McDermott has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Portadown
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, Portadown boss Matthew Tipton has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
Portadown should be able to break down this Glentoran lineup, however it may not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 victory for Glentoran after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Stephen Henderson
Manager: Mick McDermott
Competitions: Premiership position 3
⭐ Key Man: Conor McMenamin
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Conor McMenamin was born in N. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Linfield in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 8 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 27 appearances.