Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Prediction 08.02.2022

Carrick Rangers will welcome Cliftonville to Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena for a matchday 26 fixture in Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership. The last meeting on 5th February 2022 ended in a Cliftonville 1-0 win. Both sides have met eighteen times in the most recent seasons. Carrick Rangers has won 1 match, and Cliftonville triumphed in 15. Recent outings average 2.33 goals, while both teams score 28% of the time.

Carrick Rangers’s latest fixture against Dungannon Swifts ended in an away 3-2 loss. I expected more from Carrick Rangers. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points. Carrick Rangers scored in both halves in the 38th and 76th minute.

Cliftonville’s previous game in the competition versus Ballymena United ended in an away 2-2 draw. Their attackers wasted a lot of good goal-scoring opportunities, so the draw was deserved. Cliftonville was much better in the second half and scored in the 18th and 81st minute.

Since the start of the season, Carrick Rangers is more dominant at home. They have four wins out of 13 games on home soil. Although Carrick Rangers is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 31% home clean sheets.

Cliftonville has picked up 8 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Cliftonville wins 1.50 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Cliftonville kept a clean sheet in just 25% of their visits.

The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Carrick Rangers has won just 31% of home games. On average they score 0.92 goals and concede 1.54 per game. Cliftonville is one of the best teams in the league. On paper, they have a great squad and I expect them to make life difficult for their opponent.

The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Carrick Rangers wins on average 1.08 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Cliftonville. My prediction is Cliftonville to win.

I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 2.36 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 44% of Carrick Rangers’s home and Cliftonville’s away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.

Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Betting Tips

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Carrick Rangers vs Cliftonville Head to Head

Average stats between Carrick Rangers and Cliftonville in most recent 18 outings in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership.

05.02.2022

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

01

18.12.2021

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

20

28.08.2021

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

21

24.04.2021

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

50

27.02.2021

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

01

31.10.2020

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

30

04.02.2020

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

31

18.01.2020

<strong>Carrick Rangers</strong> badge Carrick Rangers Cliftonville badge Cliftonville

10

24.08.2019

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

01

17.03.2018

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

01

04.11.2017

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

30

23.09.2017

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

12

03.01.2017

Cliftonville badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

00

17.12.2016

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

03

08.10.2016

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

10

05.04.2016

Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers <strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville

12

12.01.2016

Cliftonville badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

33

22.08.2015

<strong>Cliftonville</strong> badge Cliftonville Carrick Rangers badge Carrick Rangers

10

Author: Ella Alexander