Dungannon Swifts will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-2 Premiership defeat in their last game at the hands of Carrick Rangers.
Alexander Gawne (23') and Lloyd Anderson (45') scored for Carrick Rangers.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Dungannon Swifts have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that The Swifts have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals along the way. That trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Warrenpoint Town will go into this encounter after a 1-2 Premiership win with the downing of Portadown in their last game.
For Warrenpoint Town, the scorers were Fra McCaffrey (27') and Alan O'Sullivan (62'). Adam Salley (17') was the scorer for Portadown.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Warrenpoint Town, three or more goals have been struck. The average number of goals per match in that time is 3.67, with the number of goals averaged by Warrenpoint Town working out to 1.17.
Ahead of this clash, Warrenpoint Town have not been beaten by Dungannon Swifts when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 05/10/2019 tells us that Dungannon Swifts have won 1 of these and Warrenpoint Town 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 28 in total which averages out at 4.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premiership match day 23 on 02/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Warrenpoint Town 4-1 Dungannon Swifts.
The match was refereed by Lee Tavinder.
Team News: Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts boss Dean Shiels has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Warrenpoint Town
Due to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Warrenpoint Town boss Barry Gray doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
We’re envisaging that Dungannon Swifts might well have a job on their hands to break down this Warrenpoint Town team who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-1 win for Warrenpoint Town at the conclusion of the game.
We’ll see what happens.
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