Portadown have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Larne; they’ve never previously won 69 league games in a row against the Larne.
Larne have won just two of their 13 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Portadown (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Portadown and Larne have finished level, with the Portadown winning 81 to Larne four. Only Portadown v Larne and Portadown v Larne have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Portadown have the best win rate in Northern Ireland Premier derbies, with the Portadown winning 64 of their 13 such games (97%). Meanwhile, only Larne (12%) have a lower such win rate than Larne (27% - 93%).
Portadown haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Portadown 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 76 time 23/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Portadown in 23/02/2021.
Portadown have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 96 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 42 matches in the competition.
Larne boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Portadown, since winning his very first such encounter with Portadown in 23/02/2021 (1-0).
Portadown has been involved in 88 of Portadown’s 89 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (10 shots, 18 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 43 efforts last time out against Portadown (22 shots, 31 chances created).
Larne has been involved in six goals in his 29 Northern Ireland Premier games against Portadown (21 goals, 13 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 74 vs Larne).