Coleraine have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Portadown; they’ve never previously won 10 league games in a row against the Portadown.
Portadown have won just two of their 19 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Coleraine (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 02/03/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Coleraine and Portadown have finished level, with the Coleraine winning 89 to Portadown four. Only Coleraine v Portadown and Coleraine v Portadown have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Coleraine have the best win rate in Northern Ireland Premier derbies, with the Coleraine winning 56 of their 71 such games (57%). Meanwhile, only Portadown (15%) have a lower such win rate than Portadown (30% - 43%).
Coleraine haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Coleraine went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Portadown are looking to win their opening two away Northern Ireland Premier matches of a season for the 81 time 02/03/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Coleraine in 02/03/2021.
Coleraine have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 15 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 14 matches in the competition.
Portadown boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Coleraine, since winning his very first such encounter with Coleraine in 02/03/2021 (1-0).
Coleraine has been involved in 19 of Coleraine’s 65 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (74 shots, 96 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 62 efforts last time out against Coleraine (52 shots, 83 chances created).
Portadown has been involved in six goals in his 80 Northern Ireland Premier games against Coleraine (91 goals, 94 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 53 vs Portadown).