CARRICK RANGERS V DUNGANNON
Carrick Rangers will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Linfield.
Chris Shields (80') and Kirk Millar (90') scored for Linfield.
Carrick Rangers have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opposing sides during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Carrick Rangers have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 8. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that trend will be replicated in this game or not.
Heading into this fixture, Carrick Rangers are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
After a loss in their previous game against Glenavon in Premiership competition, Dungannon Swifts will be hoping to turn things around here.
Andrew Waterworth (46') and Peter Campbell (78') scored for Glenavon.
The forward players for Dungannon Swifts have suffered from a lack of goals in their past 6 games, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, The Swifts have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 14.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
CLIFTONVILE V BALLYMENA
Cliftonville go into this game following a 1-1 Premiership drawn match vs Larne.
The only player to score from Cliftonville was Levi Ives (25'). Ronan Hale (52') scored for Larne.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that it has been a great time for the Cliftonville rearguard. Cliftonville have kept it tight, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 4. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Ballymena United come into this match following on from a 1-2 Premiership win versus Warrenpoint Town in their last fixture.
For Ballymena United, the scorers were Kenneth Kane (19') and Paul McElroy (42'). Luke Wade Slater (34') scored for Warrenpoint Town.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Ballymena United has been evident of late. Checking on their last 6 outings reveals that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 9 and Ballymena United have scored 5.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
BELOUIZDAD V HUSSEIN DEY
Belouizdad go into this game after a 2-2 Ligue Professionnelle 1 drawn result vs Sétif.
Belouizdad have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Belouizdad have seen their goal breached in 6 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Hussein Dey head into the match following a 2-1 Ligue Professionnelle 1 win with the downing of Oran in their last match.
Bilel Dziri's Hussein Dey have had reason to celebrate scoring 10 times in the course of their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes equals 8.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
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