Portadown and Crusaders will meet each other on March 18th, 2023, Saturday, in an event counting for the Premiership in Northern Ireland, check the Portadown vs Crusaders betting tip 2022/2023 to win with your bets.
Stadium and City where Portadown vs Crusaders will occur
The game will be played in the small Shamrock Park stadium, in the city of Portadown, with a capacity for 5804 spectators, that will try to help the team achieve a positive result.
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Introduction to the Portadown vs Crusaders betting tip 2022/2023
In the current edition of the Premiership, we can see a growth in the average goals. While last season the tournament had an average of 2.73 goals per match, now the competition has an average of 2.85 goals per match.
Portadown last match
Portadown arrives from a victory in the last match they played. The contest against Newry City AFC, valid for the Premiership, ended with a score of 3-4 in favor of the team.
The odds for the home team to win before the match were 2.7, so it was logical to expect a fairly even match.
Crusaders last match
On the other hand, the visiting team appears in this match after drawing in the previous game. In a confrontation valid for Premiership, Crusaders faced the Cliftonville team, and the score ended with a 2-2 draw.
A win in this match had high probabilities, that is why the draw (odd 3.2) can be considered as a bad result.
Portadown vs Crusaders h2h
The previous meeting between these two teams was in the 2022/2023 season of the Premiership. The meeting took place on 22-10-2022 and ended with a 4-0 win for Crusaders.
The Portadown team in the last five matches has achieved more regular results, with a total of 3 wins, compared to the Crusaders team, which won only 2 games.
Teams with different capacities and aspirations.
Premiership leaderboard now
comes into this game with 15 points, putting them in 12th place in the Premiership. They are also encumbered with a negative balance, 24 losses, 4 wins, and 3 draws.
In the 32nd round, the team has a small disadvantage of 5 points against Dungannon Swifts team who occupies position 11.
At the end of matchday 31 we see that Portadown conceded more goals than they scored, with 76 goals conceded and 20 scored.
Recent performances have highlighted that Portadown is having trouble generating goals, with a low number of goals for and a high number of failed to score matches. This suggests that the team is struggling to create quality chances and convert them into goals, indicating the need for improvement in their attacking play.
With 44.08% of ball possession averaged per game over the course of this league, Portadown can hardly be said to be the kind of team that imposes its textures on the field. However,in the next match of the season against Crusaders they will have to come down with a whole different attitude on the pitch, and try to build more scoring chances.
Best goalscorer from Portadown
In the individual highlights of the team in the offensive sector, the focus falls on Paul McElroy so far in the competition. With 5 goals with his signature, the Attacker has helped his team Portadown to achieve victorious results this season.
It should also be noted that 1 of the goals scored by the player were from the penalty spot.
Premiership leaderboard now
The Crusaders team with 58 points currently occupies the 5th place of the leaderboard, being in the qualifying place for the Championship Round, with a campaign of 17 wins, 7 draws, and 7 losses.
In the 32nd round, the team has the same number of points when compared to Glentoran team who occupies position 4.
Crusaders goal quotient is definitely positive, with 60 down scored and 35 conceded after 31 rounds played.
This is a top 5 team in the Premiership that wants to keep up with the good performances!
Crusaders is a more offensive team than Portadown, having 3179 attacks vs. 2472 from Portadown, having scored 60 times, in comparison, Portadown converted into goal 20 times.
Best goalscorer from Crusaders
Individually, the team’s most offensive player in the competition so far is Philip Lowry. The Midfielder has scored 15 times in the current season and has helped Crusaders come out with a positive result on several occasions.
Historical data: Crusaders
With 7 titles won in the history of the tournament, the Crusaders team is one of the competition’s top names. The record of the team will impact the final outcome of the match, and it will not be the first time the team has managed to impress their opponents with a win at a time when they are in bad shape.
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Goals Top Betting Tips
It can also be interesting to bet on who will score in this match. The featured player of Portadown is P. McElroy, who has already scored 5 goals in the competition. On the other hand, the leading scorer of Crusaders is P. Lowry, he has scored in 15 opportunities.
75-90 minutes into the game is a good time to bet with most goals being made in this period.
Bets on the under 2.5 goals market is an alternative because adding the goals scored at home by Portadown 0.8 and the average conceding goals of the visiting team Crusaders 1.2 does not exceed the average of 3 goals, suggesting a good entry in this market.
Currently, at Bet365, the odds for the Total Goals Under 2.5 market are quoted at 2.5.
Corners Top Betting Tips
The number of corners of both teams when combine gives an average of 4.36 corners per game, something to explore to gain good betting results.
Cards Top Betting Tips
Highly disciplined, the teams have an average of only 4.13 yellow cards per match, when added together. In other words, the ‘Under 4.5 cards’ option looks like a great alternative for bettors.
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Portadown vs Crusaders betting tip 2022/2023: FAQ
The match will be played on March 18th, 2023, Saturday.
The match will take place at the Shamrock Park stadium in Portadown.
The last time these teams faced each other was in Premiership match, referring to the 2022/2023 season, and ended with a 4-0 result for Crusaders.
For this match, the probability indicates that the net is more likely to swing between 75-90 minutes.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365!