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Portadown take on guests Linfield at Shamrock Park in the Premiership meeting on Saturday.
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Portadown will be wanting a better result here after the 2-3 Premiership losing effort in their last game against Larne.
For Portadown, the scorers were Ruairi Croskery (66') and Greg Hall (94'). Dean Jarvis (8'), Mark Randall (28') and Lee Lynch (92') scored for Larne.
Matches involving Portadown have tended to be exciting encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past six games alone, a grand total of 26 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 11 of those belonging to Portadown.
Taking a look at their past results, Portadown:
- have not registered a win against Linfield in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Linfield come into this encounter following a 2-0 Premiership win with the defeat of Crusaders in their previous match.
The only player to score from Linfield was Christy Manzinga (31', 52').
David Healy's Linfield have found the back of the net a total of 9 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Linfield:
- haven't been defeated by Portadown in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results going back to 10/09/2016 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Portadown. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Linfield have just been too good for them, getting wins in 83% of those match-ups.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 from The Ports and 16 being from The Blues. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league game between these clubs was Premiership match day 26 on 27/03/2021 when the final score was Portadown 0-1 Linfield.
The match was refereed by Ross Dunlop.
Team News: Portadown
The Portadown manager Matthew Tipton has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Linfield
With a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Linfield boss David Healy has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
In our view, Portadown have it in them to score against this Linfield outfit, but one goal probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We therefore reckon that it will be a narrow 1-2 winning margin for Linfield when the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shamrock Park (2,770)
Captain: Luke Wilson
Chairman: David Jameson
Manager: Matthew Tipton
Competitions: Premiership position 10