Newry City FC vs Glenavon FC
Stadium: The Showgrounds Newry
As the 18th round of the Northern Ireland Premier League looms, a captivating clash is on the horizon at the Showgrounds Newry, pitting Newry City against Glenavon. Glenavon has risen from their ruins with 4 consecutive league victories under their sleeve while Newry City continues to languish at the bottom of the league table. Anticipating a challenging contest, we predict a sure victory for Glenavon. Our forecast for this encounter leans towards a triumph for Glenavon, given their sensational form. Feel free to peruse our carefully crafted tips for a more comprehensive insight into the upcoming match.
Newry City AFC (12th)
Newry City has encountered a challenging stretch in their recent matches, enduring five consecutive defeats, including a 4-1 loss to Dungannon Swifts in their latest league encounter. Their overall performance in the past 17 league matches reflects three wins, 13 losses, and one draw, accompanied by a significant number of goals conceded, exceeding 40. As they gear up to face a Glenavon side currently in sensational form, the team faces a demanding task, and fans are eager to see how they will perform.
Glenavon FC (8th)
Glenavon has encountered challenges in the current season, but they have risen from their struggles and turned their fortunes around with a sensational four consecutive league triumphs. Their most recent league game against Loughgall ended in a 2-0 victory for Glenavon, and they'll be aiming for their fifth consecutive league victory as they take on a battered Newry City side on Friday. We believe Glenavon is poised to secure the victory here.
Their overall league record comprises six wins, ten losses, and two draws from the 17 games they have played so far. The key question remains whether they can secure a positive result on Friday against Newry City and maintain their impressive form.
A critical look at their last 4 encounters produced 2 victories for Glenavon and 3 victories for Newry City.
Expert Betting Tips
Glenavon faced challenges at the beginning of the season but has found its footing and is currently in excellent form. With the first leg ending in a 1-3 victory for Newry City, Glenavon is eager to retaliate, especially given Newry City's recent struggles. Our prediction leans toward a victory or a draw for Glenavon, with a total of over 1.5 goals at 1.67 odds.
Both teams are expected to compete vigorously for a triumph, indicating an exciting match with plenty of goals. Our initial forecast calls for each team to score a minimum of 2 goals. Additionally, we predict a total of over 2.5 goals for this fixture at 1.70 odds, with Glenavon scoring at least two goals.