Cliftonville FC vs Glentoran FC
Stadium: Solitude Arena
The Reds welcome Glentoran to the Solitude arena after their enthralling victory against Portadown last week. Cliftonville who appeared to have lost their finesse after suffering back to back losses and being knocked out of the league cup earlier this month has now risen from their ruins and are edging towards winning ways again. Can the Reds add Glentoran to their list of vanquished teams this season? Please see below match analysis and tips carefully prepared for you.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Cliftonville FC(3rd) WLLWW
The Reds have had quite an impressive league run since the start of their campaign. They had a little slip in form especially after their back to back losses earlier this month and their elimination from the league cup by Coleraine on Penalties. They lost woefully to Ballymena United in a (4-1) defeat early this month, pegged in the second half and were knocked out on penalties by Coleraine FC.
Cliftonville are currently third in the league table with twelve (12) wins, three (3) draws and three (3) losses, averaging a total of thirty-nine (39) points from eighteen(I8) games. The Reds are striving to secure their championship play off and Europa Conference league qualification.
In their last league match, they put four (4) goals past Portadown with Joe Gormley scoring twice in the first half to give them the all important lead. Gormley got his first hattrick of the season and is a big threat in Cliftonvilles attack force.
Glentoran FC (LLWLD)
Glentoran FC have also had their fair share of a bad run of form after managing to secure only a win in their last five (5) matches. The Glens settled in a goalless draw with Coleraine FC, lost 1-0 to Cliftonville after conceding a goal early in the first half, lost 3-2 to crusaders and suffered a 3-0 gnashing defeat against Linfield FC. Glentoran are a very strong team but they are currently in a bad form which is arguably their worst form of the season.
They are still in line for the Championship playoffs which is highly dependent on their performances in the next few games. Glentoran are currently 5th in the league table with eleven (11) wins, two (2) draws and three (3) losses, averaging a total of (35) points from (16) games.
In their last game they lost woefully to Linfield after conceding two goals in the first half which ended in a 3-0 loss for them. Can they hold off the Reds and secure a win at the Solitude?
Expert Betting Tips
The last meeting between both teams in November, Cliftonville won the game by a goal which ended in a 1-0 win for the Reds. The last ten meetings between both teams saw Cliftonville clinch a win in six (6) of them, a draw and three (3) wins for Glentoran. With their current form, Cliftonville is not losing this match, we can bank on that.
We have seen that in their last ten matches, there has been less than three (3) goals in eight (8) of the matches, which proves that there is always less goals when both teams clash. Cliftonville has been a high scoring team prior to now, can the Glentoran defense hold them out?
Cliftonville should get a win or a draw here and we should see at least a goal from them in the first half as they have scored in the first half in four (4) of their last five games.