Five things you need to know - Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town

Five things you need to know: Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town

Danny Purkis scored for Glenavon during their last game against Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


Tonight Glenavon take on Warrenpoint Town at Mourneview Park, once again needing a win to stay in the box seat for a European play-off place.

Just three points separates Glenavon from Ballymena United from eighth place, with three games left to go. The Sky Blues travel to bottom club Dungannon Swifts on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight's game, which gets underway at 7.30pm, is free to watch on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

So what should we be looking out for ahead of the game? Here's five things you need to know!

  1. There's a good chance that there will be plenty of goals – there have been three or more goals in each of Glenavon's last seven games and in their last four home games.
  2. Sticking with goals, Glenavon have found the net on 61 occasions during their league campaign this season. Only Glentoran (62) and Linfield (79) have scored more. Larne and Cruasders have also scored 61.
  3. Warrenpoint have won just two of the 21 Premiership games between these two teams. Glenavon have won 14 and there have been five draws.
  4. Glenavon are unbeaten in their last 10 league games at Mourneview Park, including six wins and four draws. They have won the last four at home, with victories over Warrenpoint, Ballymena, Linfield and Portadown.
  5. Warrenpoint are seeking to win three Premiership games in a row for the first time since January 2016 when they defeated Coleraine, Portadown and Glentoran over the space of a week. Not only that, but they kept three clean sheets in those three games (3-0, 2-0, 4-0).

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