Another action-packed fixture in Premiership as Portadown welcome Carrick Rangers

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Competition: Northern Ireland Premiership
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Shamrock Park (5804 seats)

Portadown are welcoming Carrick Rangers for another important game after their 1-2 result against 4th-placed Larne.

Insights:
  • Portadown have the most dropped points from leading position (16) in Premiership
  • Carrick Rangers have the most conceded goals (69) in Premiership

It's no vacation for neither Portadown nor Carrick Rangers 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.

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Portadown form and stats

Portadown's struggle is real here at Shamrock Park with only 6 points collected from 13 Premiership games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 1-3-9. It's trouble wherever Portadown are playing these days as they have suffered five straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. It's been an uphill battle for Portadown in their home games for quite some time now, as four matches in a row are lost here. Not since the Glenavon game have they avoided the disappointment of defeat.

Portadown's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 1-2 versus Larne (placed 4th). Heartbreak before that as Portadown lost 0-4 at Glentoran's place.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Premiership game versus Dungannon Swifts in only three days. This game is also played here at Shamrock Park.

Portadown has scored 13 league goals at home this season, in 13 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Portadown defense is not exactly impregnable. 23 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Carrick Rangers form and stats

There's been little loot from Carrick Rangers's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 14 away games in the Premiership. Carrick Rangers, who have the most conceded goals (69) in Premiership, only have 2 wins to counter their 10 defeats and 2 draws. Bitter travels for Carrick as they have lost four games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Glenavon match.

Carrick played 1-1 against Crusaders in their previous match. Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Larne's place.

Carrick has another fixture away, a Premiership game, against Warrenpoint Town in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Carrick as they have only managed to score 8 times from 14 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. People interested in "over 2,5 goals" betting will like to know that Carrick concede an average of more than 2,5 goals per away match all on their own.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Carrick Rangers - Portadown 5-3 earlier this season. Portadown-Carrick Rangers H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Portadown one win, Carrick Rangers seven wins, two draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

PortadownL. Bonis
L. Bonis
9 goals
Carrick RangersC. Loughran
C. Loughran
9 goals
PortadownA. Salley
A. Salley
4 goals

Portadown missing players

Carrick Rangers missing players

Portadown Carrick Rangers
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 13 1 Played P 1 14 29
4 1 0 Won W 1 2 4
6 3 0 Drew D 0 2 6
18 9 1 Lost L 0 10 19
31 13 0 Scored S 2 8 27
61 23 2 Conceded C 0 37 69
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
89% 85% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 90%
71% 69% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 52%
36% 23% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 38%
21% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 21% 24%
61% 69% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 29% 48%
11% 8% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 7% 7%
32% 31% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 64% 48%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.6 1.7
4 3 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
6 7.2 3 Shots (avg) S ( 5 4.8 5.3
2.8 3.2 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 2.2 2.4
40% 32% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 26% 38%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • Carrick Rangers have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Carrick Rangers have the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Premiership
  • Carrick Rangers have the fewest clean sheets (2) in Premiership
  • Carrick Rangers have the most conceded goals (69) in Premiership
  • Carrick Rangers have the most conceded goals in the first half (36) in Premiership
  • Carrick Rangers haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Portadown have the fewest points (6) at home in Premiership
  • Portadown have the most dropped points from leading position (16) in Premiership

  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