Championship fixture preview and statistics: H&W Welders fight Knockbreda

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Competition: Northern Ireland Championship
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Tillysburn Park (3000 seats)

Classic home win, the away team runs away as victors or a point each? It's all up in the air when the mid-table sides H&W Welders and Knockbreda clash at Tillysburn Park.

Insights:
  • H&W Welders have the most matches under the total-line (3) in Championship
  • Knockbreda have the most conceded goals (27) in Championship

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

There's local pride at stake here, as these teams are practically neighbours. Expect lots of passion from both players and supporters.

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H&W Welders form and stats

The H&W Welders manager G. Smyth might feel some added pressure to get something from this game after two straight home defeats.

It's back home for Welders, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Dergview away with the result 2-1.

Heartbreak before that as Welders lost 0-4 at Dundela's place.

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Knockbreda form and stats

Playing away, Knockbreda have won 2 games, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the Championship this season.

Knockbreda's previous game was their home loss versus Ards (2-3). A huge disappointment for Knockbreda in their last match (vs Ards). Leading 2-0 the victory seemed almost certain, but a fascinating collapse turned everything around and in the end all was lost in a 2-3 defeat.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Institute at their stadium, the result 3-1.

Knockbreda has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 9 goals from 5 games. For Knockbreda, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

The squads have faced each other previously this season, with the final score Knockbreda - H&W Welders 0-1 entered in the official records. Stats for the previous ten meetings involving these two teams are: four wins for H&W Welders, one draw and five wins for Knockbreda. Over 2,5 goals: seven times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

H&W Welders missing players

Knockbreda missing players

H&W Welders Knockbreda
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 0 0 Played P 1 5 11
6 0 0 Won W 0 2 4
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
5 0 0 Lost L 1 2 5
14 0 0 Scored S 0 9 21
15 0 0 Conceded C 2 11 27
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
55% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 91%
55% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 80% 82%
36% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 60% 73%
18% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 45%
27% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 60% 73%
36% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
36% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 40% 27%
 
5 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 2.3 3.1
5.6 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 6.7 6
2 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.7 1.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
5.4 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 9.7 9
2.4 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3.7 3.6
58% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 64% 60%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • All of H&W Welders's home-matches have had more than 4,5 goals.
  • All of Knockbreda's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • H&W Welders have failed to score a single goal at home.
  • H&W Welders have lost all their home matches so far.
  • H&W Welders have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in Championship
  • H&W Welders have the fewest scored goals (0) at home in Championship
  • H&W Welders have the most matches under the total-line (3) in Championship
  • H&W Welders have won all their matches at home so far.
  • H&W Welders have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • H&W Welders haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Knockbreda have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Knockbreda have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Knockbreda have scored at least twice as many goals away as H&W Welders have scored home.
  • Knockbreda have the fewest clean sheets (0) in Championship
  • Knockbreda have the most conceded goals (27) in Championship
  • Knockbreda have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Knockbreda haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ards 11 8 1 2 24 11 6 6 0 0 15 2 5 2 1 2 9 9 13 25
2 Newry City AFC 11 7 2 2 22 10 7 4 2 1 15 9 4 3 0 1 7 1 12 23
3 Ballyclare Comrades 11 7 1 3 19 16 6 4 1 1 10 5 5 3 0 2 9 11 3 22
4 Annagh United 11 6 1 4 23 17 6 2 0 4 12 13 5 4 1 0 11 4 6 19
5 Loughgall 11 5 3 3 19 9 6 3 1 2 9 4 5 2 2 1 10 5 10 18
6 H&W Welders 11 6 0 5 14 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 0 5 14 15 -1 18
7 Ballinamallard United 11 4 4 3 17 15 6 1 4 1 6 5 5 3 0 2 11 10 2 16
8 Knockbreda 11 4 2 5 21 27 6 2 1 3 12 16 5 2 1 2 9 11 -6 14
9 Institute 11 4 1 6 10 21 6 2 0 4 6 11 5 2 1 2 4 10 -11 13
10 Dergview 11 3 2 6 18 18 6 2 1 3 11 8 5 1 1 3 7 10 0 11
11 Dundela 11 1 2 8 14 22 5 1 0 4 10 11 6 0 2 4 4 11 -8 5
12 Queen's University 11 1 1 9 5 25 6 0 0 6 1 15 5 1 1 3 4 10 -20 4