The Premiership match at The Oval on Monday sees home side Glentoran playing Carrick Rangers.

Glentoran go into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Premiership draw against Ballymena United.

Over their prior 6 fixtures, Mick McDermott’s Glentoran have hit the target a total of 8 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.33.

Heading into this fixture, Glentoran haven’t lost in the league to Carrick Rangers in their previous 8 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.

In their previous fixture, Carrick Rangers drew 1-1 in the Premiership match with Larne.

Carrick Rangers have had no problems opening up opposition defences of late, scoring 7 goals in their previous 6 matches.

This doesn’t mask the fact that Carrick Rangers can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.

While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will continue on in this next game.

A look at their previous results shows us that Carrick Rangers:

  • have not emerged victorious against Glentoran when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
  • haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. A poor run.

This match will be played on 28/03/2022 at 19:45

Prediction: 3-1
Recommended Pick: Home Win

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