Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Prediction 13.01.2023

Carrick Rangers

Carrick Rangers

3 : 3

Cliftonville

Cliftonville

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  • Competition: Northern Ireland - NIFL Premiership
  • Date: Friday, 13th, January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CET
  • Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena (Carrickfergus)

Carrick Rangers managed to secure survival in the strongest football league in Northern Ireland quite easily last season, finishing the "relegation group" with nine points more than the first team in the red zone. The Amber Army have been struggling in the NIFL Premiership for several seasons now, including this season. After 21 rounds played, the club from Antrim is currently in 9th place with 23 points won. The play-off zone is an impossible mission, because they are 12 points behind the sixth-placed Glentoran, so that the fight for survival will be their reality this season as well.

Meanwhile, Cliftonville fought a "fierce" battle for the Northern Ireland title last season literally until the last round, but in the end they lost the race to Linfield, who finished the season just one point above them. However, that "failure" did not throw them into despair, because this season they highlighted a clear candidacy for the title. Namely, the club from North Belfast managed to take advantage of the right moment and get revenge on Linfield for last season, and with that victory they "jumped" to the leading position (48 points), but only three points more than the second-placed Larne.

Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Betting Tips: Team2 to Win

It will be the fourth meeting between these teams since the start of the new season. Cliftonville showed that they are several stairs above Carrick Rangers, beating them in all three, with an impressive 11 goals scored.

Years ago, there is not a gram of uncertainty in the clashes between these teams. It is enough to tell you that Carrick recorded only one victory from the last 17 duels, while Cliftonville celebrated in the other 16. Really impressive!

It should be noted that the club from north Belfast is on a streak of 11 victories over Carrick Rangers. Also, The Reds have very good memories when they arrive at "Loughview Leisure Arena", winning 9 of their last 10 clashes.

What we can notice is that the team spirit is "falling apart" in the team from Carrickfergus. They took only one of a possible 15 points from the last five games, and even worse is that the end of the crisis is still not in sight.

To make matters worse, Amber Army goalkeeper Ross Glendinning thinks his team urgently needs to find a way to patch up any holes in the defense. Carrick Rangers' defense is the third weakest in the NIFL Premiership, conceding as many as 42 goals in 21 rounds, which means they are conceding an average of two goals per match.

Paddy McLaughlin's chosen ones have the second best form in the NIFL Premiership, winning four of their last five games, and they arrive in Carrickfegus in great mood, after beating current champions Linfield 1-0, at home.

Now that they have climbed to the very top of the table, Cliftonville will do everything to defend it. Carrick Rangers are going through a tough result agony of late. So, everything is clear who is the favorite, on whose side is the motive, quality, and above all the tradition of mutual clashes. We expect another victory for Cliftonville!

Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Carrick Rangers

    3 : 3

    Cliftonville

    Premiership

  2. Cliftonville

    1 : 0

    Carrick Rangers

    Premiership

  3. Cliftonville

    3 : 2

    Carrick Rangers

    Premiership

  4. Cliftonville

    5 : 0

    Carrick Rangers

    Premiership

  5. Carrick Rangers

    0 : 1

    Cliftonville

    Premiership

Carrick Rangers

Carrick Rangers Team News

Central midfielder Andrew Mitchell was forced to leave the field in the 24th minute of the last NIFL Premiership game against the Crusaders due to injury. His participation in this will be assessed.

CF Curtis Allen has missed the last two league games due to injury and his appearance is questionable here. The good news is that Emmet McGuckin is back in the team after a two-match suspension.

Last matches of Carrick Rangers

  1. Carrick Rangers

    1 : 1

    Glenavon

    Premiership

  2. Coleraine FC

    1 : 0

    Carrick Rangers

    Premiership

  3. Portadown

    0 : 0

    Carrick Rangers

    Premiership

  4. Carrick Rangers

    3 : 3

    Cliftonville

    Premiership

  5. Carrick Rangers

    1 : 1

    Ballymena United

    Irish Cup

Carrick Rangers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ross Glendinning

Defenders

  • 5

    Jim Ervin

  • 4

    Mark Surgenor

  • 23

    Reece Glendinning

  • 39

    Ben Tilney

  • 2

    Kurtis Forsythe

Midfielders

  • 7

    David Cushley

  • 20

    Kyle Cherry

  • 6

    Steven Gordon

  • 42

    Lloyd Anderson

Forwards

  • 9

    Emmett McGuckin

Cliftonville

Cliftonville Team News

Manager Paddy McLaughlin was delighted with his team's performance in mid-week, as they secured a very important victory over current champions Linfield, and is expected to keep the same XI.

What also pleases the coach is that there are no problems with injuries and suspensions, which means that he will be able to count on absolutely all the players who earned the triumph last time out.

Last matches of Cliftonville

  1. Cliftonville

    4 : 0

    Ballymena United

    Premiership

  2. Glenavon

    1 : 3

    Cliftonville

    Premiership

  3. Cliftonville

    2 : 2

    Coleraine FC

    Premiership

  4. Carrick Rangers

    3 : 3

    Cliftonville

    Premiership

  5. Cliftonville

    1 : 0

    Linfield

    Premiership

Cliftonville lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Nathan Gartside

Defenders

  • 3

    Levi Ives

  • 24

    Luke Turner

  • 14

    Jamie Robinson

Midfielders

  • 13

    Kris Lowe

  • 8

    Rory Hale

  • 17

    Ronan Doherty

  • 6

    Christopher Gallagher

Forwards

  • 19

    Joe Gormley

  • 25

    Ronan Hale

  • 38

    Sean Moore

4 Reasons why we expect Cliftonville to Win

  1. Carrick Rangers have suffered four defeats from their last five league games.
  2. Carrick Rangers have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five games.
  3. Cliftonville has registered five triumphs from their previous six competitive games.
  4. Cliftonville has won each of their last 11 meetings in a row against Carrick Rangers.

Main prediction Carrick Rangers - Cliftonville

Cliftonville to win

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winrate

55% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Carrick Rangers & Cliftonville current standing in Premiership

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Cliftonville 26 17 5 4 50 - 32 +18 56
2 Linfield 26 16 4 6 53 - 22 +31 52
3 Larne 24 16 4 4 42 - 15 +27 52
4 Coleraine 26 15 5 6 46 - 21 +25 50
5 Crusaders 25 15 4 6 51 - 29 +22 49
6 Glentoran 22 13 2 7 42 - 15 +27 41
7 Ballymena United 24 9 3 12 28 - 36 -8 30
8 Glenavon 24 7 6 11 41 - 46 -5 27
9 Carrick Rangers 24 7 4 13 31 - 47 -16 25
10 Newry City AFC 24 6 1 17 25 - 47 -22 19
11 Dungannon Swifts 26 5 2 19 17 - 60 -43 17
12 Portadown 25 1 2 22 9 - 65 -56 5

Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on Onefootball, BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer
? Who is Carrick's player to watch?
Curtis Allen is the leading scorer in his team with 7 goals scored. However, the problem is that he is injured, so it is a big blow for the home team.
? Who is Cliftonville's player to watch?
Ryan Curran is the main attacking figure of his team. He has scored 11 goals this season and will be the main threat behind Carrick's defense.