Five things you need to know: Glenavon v Portadown

Five things you need to know: Glenavon v Portadown

Matthew Snoddy takes on Portadown's Greg Hall.

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


It's derby day as Glenavon take on Mid-Ulster rivals Portadown in the second of the season's post-split games.

Glenavon need a win to maintain their push for a European play-off spot, while Portadown will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins over the Lurgan Blues this season.

One thing you can say about the Mid-Ulster derby is that you are virtually always guaranteed goals and drama – as today's 'Five things' proves...

  1. Someone has been sent off in five of the last 10 games between these teams (Lee McNulty on March 6, 2021; James Singleton on January 21, 2017; Brendan Shannon on October 10, 2016; Robbie Garrett on February 16, 2016; and both Michael Gault and Tim Mouncey on Boxing Day, 2015).
  2. There have been at least three goals in the last six games between Glenavon and Portadown (2-1 Glenavon; 4-1 Portadown; 4-2 Portadown; 5-0 Glenavon; 2-1 Glenavon and 3-0 Portadown).
  3. More goals have been scored in the second half in eight of the last 10 games between Glenavon and Portadown.
  4. Portadown have failed to score during nine league games this season - five away from home. Glenavon have failed to score on three occasions.
  5. At the other end, Glenavon have kept six clean sheets this season. Portadown have kept five clean sheets.

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