Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United
Ballymena United
2021-05-04 18:30:00
0 - 4

Carrick Rangers vs Ballymena United Live Stream, Predictions

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Full-Time Result Prediction
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Ballymena United to Win

The Premiership game at Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena on Tuesday sees home side Carrick Rangers facing opposition in the form of Ballymena United.

All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Carrick Rangers v Ballymena United are shown below (plus the best game odds).

Over/Under 2.5 Goals Prediction
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Under 2.5

📏 Form Guide

Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers
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Carrick Rangers are hoping to win again following the 0-2 Premiership success over Dungannon Swifts.

For Carrick Rangers, the scorers were Alexander Gawne (23') and Lloyd Anderson (45').

Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Carrick Rangers have been participants. Breaking down the goal split during this period, opposition teams scored a total of 9 while The Gers managed the sum of 4. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might be replicated in this upcoming match.

A look at their previous results shows us that Carrick Rangers:

  • are winless against Ballymena United in their previous 3 league games.
  • are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
  • are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.

Ballymena United
Ballymena United
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Ballymena United will come into the clash following on from a 3-1 Premiership win vs Glenavon in their last game.

For Ballymena United, the scorers were Paul McElroy (60'), Shay McCartan (68') and Kofi Balmer (81'). Calvin Douglas (88') scored for Glenavon.

Illustrating their bias toward eventful matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the last six games in which Ballymena United have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 11 of these goals.

Going into this one, Ballymena United are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.

↔️ Head to head

Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 30/08/2019 shows us that Carrick Rangers have won 2 of these and Ballymena United 4, with the number of drawn results being 0.

In all, 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for The Gers and 8 being from Sky Blues. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.

The last league game between the two was Premiership match day 27 on 30/03/2021 when it finished Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers.

The match was refereed by Ross Dunlop.

🗞️ Team News: Carrick Rangers

Carrick Rangers manager Niall Currie will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this match with a completely healthy squad ready to go.

ℹ️ Team News: Ballymena United

With a fully healthy squad to pick from, Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this game.

✨ Prediction

We’re of the opinion that Carrick Rangers may not find it easy to score goals against this Ballymena United outfit who we think should score one, at least.

We’re therefore seeing a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Ballymena United after 90 minutes.

Expecting it to be tight.

Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.

Andre Moura, 23:20 03/05/2021

Correct Score Prediction
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0-1
Carrick Rangers

⚽️ Team Focus:
Carrick Rangers

Formed: 1939
Stadium: Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena (6,000)
Captain: Mark Surgenor
Chairman: Peter Clarke
Manager: Niall Currie
Competitions: Premiership position 11

⭐ Key Player: Daniel Kelly

Generally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Daniel Kelly was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Carrick Rangers in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 30 appearances.

Ballymena United 2021-03-30 18:45:00 2 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers 2021-01-30 17:30:00 0 - 2 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2020-12-01 19:45:00 2 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United 2020-02-08 15:00:00 0 - 2 Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United 2019-11-09 15:00:00 1 - 2 Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers 2019-08-30 18:45:00 0 - 1 Ballymena United
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Linfield
Linfield Linfield
34 22 5 7 42 71 WDWLD
2
Coleraine
Coleraine Coleraine
34 19 8 7 20 65 WDDWW
3
Glentoran
Glentoran Glentoran
34 18 10 6 32 64 DDWWD
4
Larne
Larne Larne
34 16 10 8 23 58 DWLLW
5
Cliftonville
Cliftonville Cliftonville
34 16 8 10 18 56 DWLWL
6
Crusaders
Crusaders Crusaders
34 16 5 13 17 53 DDWWL
7
Glenavon
Glenavon Glenavon
34 14 10 10 -3 52 WLWWL
8
Ballymena United
Ballymena United Ballymena
34 14 7 13 12 49 DLLLW
9
Portadown
Portadown Portadown
34 8 6 20 -26 30 WLWWL
10
Warrenpoint Town
Warrenpoint Town Warrenpoint
34 7 9 18 -32 30 DLLLW
11
Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers Carrick
34 5 8 21 -47 23 LDDLW
12
Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts Dungannon
34 4 4 26 -56 16 LLDLL
Carrick Rangers 2021-05-04 18:30:00 0 - 4 Ballymena United
Dungannon Swifts 2021-04-30 18:30:00 0 - 2 Carrick Rangers
Cliftonville 2021-04-24 14:00:00 5 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers 2021-04-16 18:45:00 1 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town 2021-04-13 18:45:00 0 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Portadown 2021-04-10 14:00:00 2 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers 2021-05-04 18:30:00 0 - 4 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-05-01 14:00:00 3 - 1 Glenavon
Ballymena United 2021-04-24 14:00:00 1 - 2 Coleraine
Linfield 2021-04-17 16:30:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Glenavon 2021-04-10 14:00:00 3 - 2 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-04-06 18:30:00 2 - 2 Glentoran
Carrick Rangers 2021-04-16 00:00:00 1 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
Carrick Rangers 2021-04-06 00:00:00 1 - 1 Crusaders
Carrick Rangers 2021-03-27 00:00:00 1 - 1 Warrenpoint Town
Carrick Rangers 2021-03-23 00:00:00 5 - 3 Portadown
Carrick Rangers 2021-03-16 00:00:00 1 - 3 Larne
Carrick Rangers 2021-03-09 00:00:00 1 - 3 Crusaders
Linfield 2021-04-17 00:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Glenavon 2021-04-10 00:00:00 3 - 2 Ballymena United
Warrenpoint Town 2021-03-20 00:00:00 2 - 2 Ballymena United
Warrenpoint Town 2021-03-16 00:00:00 1 - 1 Ballymena United
Glentoran 2021-03-09 00:00:00 0 - 2 Ballymena United
Portadown 2021-02-27 00:00:00 1 - 2 Ballymena United
Goals scored 1.3
Goals conceded 2.1
Time first goal scored 47
Time first goal conceded 22
Yellow cards 1.8
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 2.8
Biggest victory 4-1
Biggest defeat 5-0
Goals scored 1.6
Goals conceded 1.1
Time first goal scored 41
Time first goal conceded 34
Yellow cards 1
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 2.2
Biggest victory 5-1
Biggest defeat 2-0
Caolan Loughran 9
Daniel Kelly 4
Lloyd Anderson 3
Michael Smith 3
Kyle Cherry 2
Shay McCartan 16
Paul McElroy 11
Kofi Balmer 4
Trai Hume 3
Joe McCready 3
Portadown 2021-05-15 14:00:00 Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers 2021-05-25 18:45:00 Glenavon
Warrenpoint Town 2021-05-29 16:30:00 Carrick Rangers
Dungannon Swifts 2021-05-15 14:00:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-05-25 18:45:00 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2021-05-29 16:30:00 Portadown

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