Causeway Chronicle

It’s a massive game for Coleraine on Saturday

Dungannon Swifts stand in the way of another Top Six finish.
Here’s all the stats ahead of the final pre-split fixture . . .

Coleraine come into the game with Dungannon Swifts unbeaten in four league games for the first time this season.
The last time Coleraine went four or more league games unbeaten was between November 2022- and February 2023 when they went 14 league games unbeaten.
Coleraine will need three points on Saturday, with Carrick Rangers only two points behind.
However, the Bannsiders do have a better goal difference of five so a draw could see the job done.
Carrick Rangers final pre-game split fixture seems them host Linfield on Tuesday April 2.
If Coleraine finish in the Top Six, their last five fixtures will be (not in order):
Larne (A)
Linfield (A)
Crusaders (H)
Cliftonville (H)
Glentoran (H)
Dungannon come into the fixture in a decent run of form that has seen them pull away from the relegation places.
The Swifts have picked up 13 points from their last nine league games.
Last time out (16/12/23)
Coleraine 2 Dungannon 3 (Coleraine Showgrounds)
This was Dungannon’s first league win at the Showgrounds since 2019.
Coleraine had also been 10 league games unbeaten against Dungannon before this.
Previous league fixtures at the Showgrounds:
03/12/22 Coleraine 2 Dungannon 0
08/02/22 Coleraine 2 Dungannon 0
13/11/21 Coleraine 2 Dungannon 0
23/01/21 Coleraine 2 Dungannon 0
07/09/19 Coleraine 5 Dungannon 0
16/01/19 Coleraine 1 Dungannon 2
Oran Kearney’s record against Dungannon Swifts:
Played 38
Won 24
Drew 5
Lost 9
Oran has picked up his most career wins against Dungannon Swifts.
Oran Kearney’s record against current Swifts boss and former Coleraine manager Rodney McAree:
Played 11
Won 4
Drew 3
Lost 4
Rodney McAree’s record as Coleraine boss:
Played 37
Won 12
Drew 9
Lost 16

Overall league statistics so far this season.
Matches played – 192

Home wins – 40%

Away – 42%

Draws – 18%

Over 1.5 goals per game – 81%

Over 2.5 goals per game – 59%

League goals – 592

Average goals per match 3.08

Both teams scored – 48%

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson