Football tips: Larne vs Linfield - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Northern Ireland Premiership
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Inver Park (1100 seats)

The Larne & Linfield managers T. Lynch and D. Healy are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Premiership league table.

Insights:
  • Larne have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Linfield have the most scored goals (71) in Premiership

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Larne and Linfield.

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Larne form and stats

When playing at home in the Premiership, Larne have managed 8 wins, 4 draws and suffered 3 defeats from 15 games.

Larne enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Portadown's place. The match ended 2-1 with R. Hale and A. Mitchell scoring. Before that game, the 3-0 home victory against Carrick Rangers.

A decent goal production from Larne in their home games so far, with 24 goals from 15 league matches. From these home matches, Larne have conceded only 13 goals.

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Linfield form and stats

Playing away, Linfield, who have the most scored goals (71) in Premiership, have won 8 games, drawn 1 and suffered 5 defeats in the Premiership this season. Linfield has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Impressive finishing from J. Stewart (2) secured the home win 2-1 against Coleraine in their previous game. Preceding that game was the away victory against Dungannon Swifts with the score of 2-0.

The travelling fans enjoy Linfield's attacking play in away games, having scored 24 goals in 14 league matches away. In the opposite end, Linfield have conceded 21 goals in their away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Linfield - Larne 2-1 played earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Larne, one draw and seven wins for Linfield. Over 2,5 goals: eight times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

LinfieldS. Lavery
S. Lavery
20 goals
LinfieldA. Waterworth
A. Waterworth
13 goals
LinfieldJ. Stewart
J. Stewart
12 goals

Larne missing players

Linfield missing players

Larne Linfield
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
29 15 2 Played P 2 14 30
14 8 0 Won W 1 8 21
9 4 1 Drew D 0 1 3
6 3 1 Lost L 1 5 6
47 24 2 Scored S 3 24 71
29 13 3 Conceded C 3 21 29
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
83% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 90%
55% 60% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 71% 67%
21% 13% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 29% 33%
7% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 23%
55% 47% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 79% 53%
31% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 21% 43%
21% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 7%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 1.7 1.3
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
8.8 9.1 11.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6 8.6 9.8
4.3 4.1 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.6 4.6
38% 39% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 47% 51%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • Larne have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Linfield have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Linfield have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Linfield have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Linfield have the most clean sheets (13) in Premiership
  • Linfield have the most points (25) away in Premiership
  • Linfield have the most scored goals (71) in Premiership
  • Linfield have the most scored goals in the first half (29) in Premiership
  • Linfield have the most scored goals in the second half (42) in Premiership
  • Linfield have the the best goal difference (+42) in Premiership
  • Linfield haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Linfield is in the best form (5-0-1)

  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