FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

Matthew Snoddy has a shot from distance during the last meeting of Glenavon and Carrick Rangers.

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


Tonight sees Glenavon travel to Taylor's Avenue for their penultimate league game of the 2020/21 season.

A victory over Carrick Rangers would see the Lurgan Blues ensure a European play-off spot should Ballymena United drop points to Warrenpoint Town.

The last time Glenavon and Carrick met was at Mourneview in early March. A Colin Coates goal earned the hosts a draw on that occasion after Daniel Kelly had put Niall Currie's side in front.

With Currie no longer at the helm for the Amber Army, and fans allowed back in stadiums for the first time in months, it promises to be an interesting occasion.

Here's five things you need to know about tonight's game.

  1. Carrick Rangers have won just one of their last 11 games in the Premiership, a 2-0 win over Dungannon Swifts. Glenavon, on the other hand, have lost just two of their last 12 league games with losses to Crusaders and Ballymena United.
  2. There have been three or more goals in Glenavon's last eight league games and in Carrick's last four league games.
  3. There has been a goal in the first half of Carrick's last eight games in a row and their last 11 home games in a row.
  4. There's a 50/50 chance of a penalty being awarded in tonight's game – a spot kick has been taken in five of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
  5. Carrick have won one of the last nine meetings between these two teams, a 6-2 victory at Taylor's Avenue in November 2019.

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