Crusaders vs Cliftonville betting preview

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Competition: Northern Ireland Premiership
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Seaview (3383 seats)

Crusaders and Cliftonville have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Premiership.

Insights:
  • Crusaders have the most matches over the total-line (18) in Premiership
  • Cliftonville have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (7) in Premiership

It's no vacation for neither Crusaders nor Cliftonville as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Cliftonville have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 15-9-20 (win-draw-loss) from 44 matches.

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Crusaders form and stats

Crusaders have collected 25 points from their Premiership home games so far after 8-1-5. Three consecutive losses here at Seaview is hard to swallow for the home team. Both players, staff and the home crowd are desperate to get something from this match.

Crusaders travelled for their previous game, a trip to Carrick Rangers that ended 1-1. In the preceding match a 1-0 victory visiting Ballymena United.

The Crusaders fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 25 goals in 14 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Crusaders have conceded 15 in these home matches.

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Cliftonville form and stats

There's been little loot from Cliftonville's travels as they have only collected 14 points from 14 away games in the Premiership. Cliftonville only have 3 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 5 draws.

203 minutes! That's how long the Cliftonville goalkeeper Aaron McCarey and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Cliftonville are travelling after their nice 3-0 home win in the Premiership against Dungannon Swifts (placed 12th). Before that one, a nice away victory 5-0 at Warrenpoint Town.

Cliftonville have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 14 away games in the league. Cliftonville have conceded 15 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Cliftonville - Crusaders 2-2. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Crusaders five wins, three draws and Cliftonville two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CliftonvilleM. McCrudden
M. McCrudden
9 goals
CrusadersJ. McGonigle
J. McGonigle
8 goals
CliftonvilleR. Curran
R. Curran
8 goals

Crusaders missing players

Cliftonville missing players

Crusaders Cliftonville
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
30 14 2 Played P 2 14 29
14 8 1 Won W 0 3 14
4 1 0 Drew D 2 5 7
12 5 1 Lost L 0 6 8
49 25 2 Scored S 2 14 46
37 15 2 Conceded C 2 15 30
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 97%
77% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 64% 76%
63% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 29% 52%
33% 36% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 14% 21%
10% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 10%
57% 43% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 43% 41%
30% 43% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 21% 34%
13% 14% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 43% 28%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.4 1.5
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
9.7 10.5 10 Shots (avg) S ( 7 5.8 7.4
4.1 4.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 2.4 3.8
39% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 42% 42%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • Cliftonville have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (7) in Premiership
  • Crusaders have the most matches over the total-line (18) in Premiership
  • Crusaders 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 Linfield 30 21 3 6 71 29 16 13 2 1 47 8 14 8 1 5 24 21 42 66
2 Coleraine 29 16 6 7 43 27 16 10 3 3 23 12 13 6 3 4 20 15 16 54
3 Glentoran 28 15 7 6 51 24 13 9 3 1 28 7 15 6 4 5 23 17 27 52
4 Larne 29 14 9 6 47 29 15 8 4 3 24 13 14 6 5 3 23 16 18 51
5 Cliftonville 29 14 7 8 46 30 15 11 2 2 32 15 14 3 5 6 14 15 16 49
6 Ballymena United 30 13 7 10 46 33 16 6 4 6 23 20 14 7 3 4 23 13 13 46
7 Crusaders 30 14 4 12 49 37 14 8 1 5 25 15 16 6 3 7 24 22 12 46
8 Glenavon 29 11 10 8 45 44 14 4 7 3 22 23 15 7 3 5 23 21 1 43
9 Warrenpoint Town 28 6 8 14 27 51 12 2 5 5 14 20 16 4 3 9 13 31 -24 26
10 Portadown 28 4 6 18 31 61 13 1 3 9 13 23 15 3 3 9 18 38 -30 18
11 Carrick Rangers 29 4 6 19 27 69 15 2 4 9 19 32 14 2 2 10 8 37 -42 18
12 Dungannon Swifts 29 4 3 22 17 66 15 3 0 12 11 31 14 1 3 10 6 35 -49 15