Linfield have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Larne; they’ve never previously won 35 league games in a row against the Larne.
Larne have won just two of their 17 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Linfield (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 26/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Linfield and Larne have finished level, with the Linfield winning 67 to Larne four. Only Linfield v Larne and Linfield v Larne 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 58 of their 19 such games (71%). Meanwhile, only Larne (86%) have a lower such win rate than Larne (38% - 71%).
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.
Larne are looking to win their opening two away Northern Ireland Premier matches of a season for the 26 time 26/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Linfield in 26/02/2021.
Linfield have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 42 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 16 matches in the competition.
Larne boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Linfield, since winning his very first such encounter with Linfield in 26/02/2021 (1-0).
Linfield has been involved in 62 of Linfield’s 84 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (98 shots, 58 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 13 efforts last time out against Linfield (20 shots, 90 chances created).
Larne has been involved in six goals in his 64 Northern Ireland Premier games against Linfield (44 goals, 64 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 54 vs Larne).