October 8th, 2018

Bel Classico!!

It’s that time again.  Belfasts traditional “Big Two” meet at the Oval in what is another highly anticipated clash.  The Derby known as The Bel Classico amongst other names pits two of the Irish Premier Leagues form teams together.

 

We have a couple of great videos on our youtube channel and on Facebook.  Find out what the Two Left Backs – Glens Ross Redman & Blues Matthew Clarke had to say in Man-marked.

 

Man Marked

 

If that Tickled your fancy what about who would get into their Fantasy Five a Sides!!  I’m slightly disappointed I didnt get the call in all honesty.

 

Irish League 5-A-Side

 

If that wasnt enough, below is Calums preview.  He’s already got Four Winners and a Correct Score in Fridays Live match this weekend.  It was great to See Crusaders v Cliftonville on the BBC, and its brilliant to have the chance to watch Glentoran v Linfield tonight on Sky.  So Whats his Prediction for the Bel Classico?

 

GLENTORAN 1 – 3 LINFIELD

 

Monday night sees the biggest game of the Irish League season so far with league placings dictating a bigger “Big Two” fixture than we’ve seen in recent seasons.

Live on Sky, the opportunity is there to showcase the competitive and improving nature of our local game. What better way than a Belclassico?

Glentoran were halted by Warrenpoint last week when they really should have got the 3 points. They still haven’t lost since losing late to Cliftonville on the opening day and signings of Pepper and Herron have really boosted the central midfield ranks.

Linfield lie 2nd and still have only conceded 2 league goals all season, Cooper and O’Connor in particular have made fast starts to life at Linfield and in both those players they have real matchwinners.

Glentoran look set to be without key playmaker John McGuigan which looks a real blow and I still think their defence will be caused problems by this Linfield forward line. In recent seasons Glentoran have enjoyed real success against Linfield whilst faltering elsewhere but I think that it would be typical for them to enjoy a better league campaign and to taste bitter defeat at the hands of their Belfast cameras live on Sky.

With Glentoran’s injury concerns over McGuigan and Marcus Kane, I think Linfield’s defence will come out on top and a late third goal will ensure they leave East Belfast with the three points.