Linfield have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Glentoran; they’ve never previously won 37 league games in a row against the Glentoran.
Glentoran have won just two of their 16 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Linfield (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Linfield and Glentoran have finished level, with the Linfield winning 14 to Glentoran four. Only Linfield v Glentoran and Linfield v Glentoran have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Linfield have the best win rate in Northern Ireland Premier derbies, with the Linfield winning 57 of their 12 such games (100%). Meanwhile, only Glentoran (75%) have a lower such win rate than Glentoran (13% - 88%).
Linfield haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Linfield went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Glentoran are looking to win their opening two away Northern Ireland Premier matches of a season for the 39 time 23/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Linfield in 23/02/2021.
Linfield have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 60 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 56 matches in the competition.
Glentoran boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Linfield, since winning his very first such encounter with Linfield in 23/02/2021 (1-0).
Linfield has been involved in 59 of Linfield’s 62 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (17 shots, 33 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 34 efforts last time out against Linfield (90 shots, 17 chances created).
Glentoran has been involved in six goals in his 86 Northern Ireland Premier games against Linfield (33 goals, 45 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 82 vs Glentoran).