Ballymena United
Ballymena United
Cliftonville
Cliftonville
2021-03-02 19:45:00
1 - 1

Ballymena United vs Cliftonville Live Stream, Predictions

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Full-Time Result Prediction
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Cliftonville to Win

The Premiership fixture at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday will see home side Ballymena United welcome opponents Cliftonville.

All Ballymena United v Cliftonville game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).

Over/Under 2.5 Goals Prediction
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Under 2.5

📏 Form Guide

Ballymena United
Ballymena United
LLLLLW

Ballymena United will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Premiership victory vs Portadown.

For Ballymena United, the scorers were Shay McCartan (41') and Ross Redman (83').

It has been all too rare in recent times that Ballymena United haven’t conceded. The reality is that Sky Blues have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals in the process.

Going into this one, Ballymena United have not been beaten in the league by Cliftonville in their last 2 matches.

Cliftonville
Cliftonville
LWDWWW 📈

Cliftonville head into the encounter following on from a 0-1 Premiership win versus Carrick Rangers in their most recent outing.

A series of steadfast showings by the Cliftonville defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same period, their forwards have scored 8. However, we must now wait to see whether the trend might continue on in this upcoming match.

Looking at the pre-match facts, Cliftonville:

  • have not won against Ballymena United in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
  • have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.

↔️ Head to head

Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 13/04/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Ballymena United winning 2 of those games, Cliftonville 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.

15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 9 for Sky Blues and 6 belonging to The Reds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.

The last league meeting featuring these sides was Premiership match day 23 on 23/02/2021 when the final score was Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena United.

The referee was Shane Andrews.

📋 Team News: Ballymena United

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from.

📋 Team News: Cliftonville

With a completely injury-free group available to select from, Cliftonville boss Paddy McLaughlin doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.

💡 Prediction

In our view, Ballymena United might have a difficult job to score goals against this Cliftonville side who should be able to grind out a win.

We therefore see a narrow 0-1 winning score for Cliftonville at the end of this game.

Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.

Lucas Pereira, 11:22 26/02/2021

Correct Score Prediction
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0-1
Ballymena United

🏟️ Team Focus:
Ballymena United

Formed: 1928
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (4,100)
Captain: Jim Ervin
Chairman: John Taggart
Manager: David Jeffrey
Competitions: Premiership position 8

🔑 Star Player: Shay McCartan

Shay McCartan

Mostly playing in the Striker position, Shay McCartan was born in Newry, N. Ireland. Having played his first senior match for Burnley in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 17 appearances.

Cliftonville 2021-02-23 19:45:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Cliftonville 2020-11-24 19:45:00 0 - 4 Ballymena United
Cliftonville 2020-02-22 15:00:00 1 - 1 Ballymena United
Cliftonville 2019-11-16 15:00:00 1 - 0 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2019-09-28 14:00:00 2 - 1 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2019-04-13 14:00:00 1 - 1 Ballymena United
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Linfield
Linfield Linfield
21 13 4 4 24 43 WDDLW
2
Coleraine
Coleraine Coleraine
20 11 4 5 10 37 DWDWW
3
Larne
Larne Larne
20 10 6 4 15 36 DDWLL
4
Cliftonville
Cliftonville Cliftonville
22 10 5 7 8 35 WDWWW
5
Crusaders
Crusaders Crusaders
20 10 3 7 12 33 WLLWL
6
Glentoran
Glentoran Glentoran
19 8 7 4 13 31 LWWWW
7
Glenavon
Glenavon Glenavon
18 7 6 5 0 27 WDWWW
8
Ballymena United
Ballymena United Ballymena
19 8 2 9 4 26 LLLLW
9
Warrenpoint Town
Warrenpoint Town Warrenpoint
18 4 5 9 -15 17 WDLDL
10
Portadown
Portadown Portadown
18 2 6 10 -21 12 DDDLL
11
Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers Carrick
18 3 3 12 -22 12 WDLLL
12
Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts Dungannon
19 3 3 13 -28 12 LLDLL
Ballymena United 2021-03-06 17:30:00 1 - 1 Larne
Ballymena United 2021-03-02 19:45:00 1 - 1 Cliftonville
Portadown 2021-02-27 15:00:00 1 - 2 Ballymena United
Cliftonville 2021-02-23 19:45:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2021-02-20 15:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-02-16 19:45:00 0 - 1 Coleraine
Linfield 2021-03-06 15:00:00 2 - 0 Cliftonville
Ballymena United 2021-03-02 19:45:00 1 - 1 Cliftonville
Carrick Rangers 2021-02-27 15:00:00 0 - 1 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2021-02-23 19:45:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Cliftonville 2021-02-20 15:00:00 1 - 0 Larne
Portadown 2021-02-13 15:00:00 1 - 1 Cliftonville
Ballymena United 2021-02-16 00:00:00 0 - 1 Coleraine
Ballymena United 2021-02-02 00:00:00 0 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
Ballymena United 2020-12-19 00:00:00 1 - 1 Glentoran
Ballymena United 2020-12-01 00:00:00 2 - 0 Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United 2020-11-21 00:00:00 2 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2020-11-10 00:00:00 0 - 2 Glenavon
Carrick Rangers 2021-02-27 00:00:00 0 - 1 Cliftonville
Portadown 2021-02-13 00:00:00 1 - 1 Cliftonville
Glentoran 2021-02-06 00:00:00 1 - 0 Cliftonville
Coleraine 2021-02-02 00:00:00 2 - 2 Cliftonville
Dungannon Swifts 2021-01-02 00:00:00 1 - 2 Cliftonville
Glenavon 2020-12-14 00:00:00 1 - 1 Cliftonville
Goals scored 1
Goals conceded 1.5
Time first goal scored 33
Time first goal conceded 51
Yellow cards 1.9
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 2.5
Biggest victory 2-0
Biggest defeat 4-1
Goals scored 0.8
Goals conceded 1.2
Time first goal scored 46
Time first goal conceded 64
Yellow cards 1.7
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 2.8
Biggest victory 1-0
Biggest defeat 2-0
Shay McCartan 7
Paul McElroy 7
Kofi Balmer 3
Leroy Millar 2
Jude Winchester 2
Ryan Curran 10
Michael McCrudden 4
Rory Hale 3
Conor McMenamin 3
Daire O'Connor 3
Ballymena United 2021-03-06 17:30:00 Larne
Glentoran 2021-03-09 19:45:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-03-13 15:00:00 Portadown
Warrenpoint Town 2021-03-16 19:45:00 Ballymena United
Warrenpoint Town 2021-03-20 15:00:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-03-23 19:45:00 Linfield
Ballymena United 2021-03-27 15:00:00 Dungannon Swifts
Ballymena United 2021-03-30 19:45:00 Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United 2021-04-03 14:00:00 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2021-04-06 18:45:00 Glentoran
Linfield 2021-03-06 15:00:00 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2021-03-13 15:00:00 Glenavon
Larne 2021-03-20 15:00:00 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2021-03-27 15:00:00 Coleraine
Cliftonville 2021-03-30 19:45:00 Glentoran
Warrenpoint Town 2021-04-03 14:00:00 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2021-04-06 18:45:00 Dungannon Swifts
Crusaders 2021-04-10 14:00:00 Cliftonville
Portadown 2021-04-20 18:45:00 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 2021-04-24 14:00:00 Carrick Rangers

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