Ballymena United
Ballymena United
Crusaders
Crusaders
2021-02-19 19:30:00
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Ballymena United vs Crusaders Live Stream, Predictions

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Full-Time Result Prediction
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Crusaders to Win

The Premiership clash at Ballymena Showgrounds on Friday will see home team Ballymena United playing against Crusaders.

Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Ballymena United v Crusaders can be seen below (including the best match odds).

Both Teams to Score Prediction
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📊 Form Guide

Ballymena United
Ballymena United
DWWLLL 📉

Ballymena United will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Coleraine.

Lyndon Kane (62') scored for Coleraine.

Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Ballymena United have been participants. Breaking down the goal split in that period, their opponents scored a total of 5 while Sky Blues got themselves 5.

Coming into this clash, Ballymena United have left without a victory over Crusaders in their previous 2 league matches.

Crusaders
Crusaders
DDLWLL

Since a losing effort in their last game against Carrick Rangers in Premiership action, Crusaders will be aiming to make amends here.

The only name on the scoresheet from Crusaders was Philip Lowry (78'). Jonny Frazer (11', 50') and Caolan Loughran (88') scored for Carrick Rangers.

Over the course of their previous six outings, Crusaders have bagged a total of 9 goals. The Hatchetmen have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve had 12 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.

Analysis of their past results shows that Crusaders:

  • have not been beaten by Ballymena United in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
  • have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.

👥 Head to head

Looking at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 01/01/2019 shows us that Ballymena United have won 2 of these games & Crusaders 3, with the number of draws being 1.

A combined total of 18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 for Sky Blues and 10 being from The Hatchetmen. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.

The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premiership match day 4 on 07/11/2020 when the final score was Ballymena United 1-4 Crusaders.

The referee was Keith Kennedy.

📋 Team News: Ballymena United

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.

📰 Team News: Crusaders

Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.

💭 Prediction

We believe that Ballymena United should get enough chances to score a goal against this Crusaders side, although just one goal may not be enough to prevent defeat.

Our tip is for a 1-2 winning score for Crusaders after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.

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

Peter Guest, 00:17 16/02/2021

Correct Score Prediction
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1-2
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 6

🔑 Key Player: Shay McCartan

Shay McCartan

Customarily played in the Striker position, Shay McCartan was born in Newry, N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Burnley in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 15 appearances.

Ballymena United 2020-11-07 15:00:00 1 - 4 Crusaders
Crusaders 2020-01-25 15:00:00 2 - 0 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2019-12-07 15:00:00 0 - 1 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2019-10-12 14:00:00 1 - 1 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2019-04-27 14:00:00 3 - 0 Crusaders
Crusaders 2019-01-01 15:00:00 3 - 2 Ballymena United
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Linfield
Linfield Linfield
17 12 2 3 24 38 WLWWD
2
Larne
Larne Larne
18 10 6 2 17 36 DWDDW
3
Crusaders
Crusaders Crusaders
18 9 3 6 12 30 DLWLL
4
Coleraine
Coleraine Coleraine
17 9 3 5 7 30 WWDDW
5
Cliftonville
Cliftonville Cliftonville
19 7 5 7 5 26 DDLWD
6
Glentoran
Glentoran Glentoran
16 6 6 4 11 24 WDLWW
7
Ballymena United
Ballymena United Ballymena
16 7 2 7 5 23 WWLLL
8
Glenavon
Glenavon Glenavon
15 4 6 5 -3 18 LDLWD
9
Warrenpoint Town
Warrenpoint Town Warrenpoint
17 4 5 8 -14 17 LWDLD
10
Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers Carrick
15 3 3 9 -18 12 LWDWD
11
Portadown
Portadown Portadown
17 2 6 9 -20 12 LDDDL
12
Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts Dungannon
17 3 3 11 -26 12 LWLLD
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
Glenavon 2021-02-06 15:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Larne 2021-03-02 19:45:00 0 - 3 Crusaders
Crusaders 2021-02-27 15:00:00 0 - 1 Glenavon
Crusaders 2021-02-20 15:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2021-02-13 15:00:00 1 - 3 Carrick Rangers
Crusaders 2021-02-06 17:30:00 1 - 2 Linfield
Crusaders 2021-02-02 19:45:00 1 - 0 Glentoran
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
Coleraine 2021-01-30 00:00:00 2 - 1 Crusaders
Portadown 2021-01-26 00:00:00 2 - 2 Crusaders
Cliftonville 2021-01-09 00:00:00 2 - 2 Crusaders
Glenavon 2020-11-28 00:00:00 3 - 1 Crusaders
Larne 2020-11-14 00:00:00 2 - 1 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2020-11-07 00:00:00 1 - 4 Crusaders
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 1.6
Goals conceded 1.8
Time first goal scored 34
Time first goal conceded 42
Yellow cards 1.9
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 2.8
Biggest victory 4-1
Biggest defeat 3-1
Shay McCartan 7
Paul McElroy 7
Kofi Balmer 3
Leroy Millar 2
Jude Winchester 2
Paul Heatley 7
Adam Lecky 6
Jordan Owens 6
Philip Lowry 5
Jamie McGonigle 5
Ballymena United 2021-03-06 17:30:00 Larne
Glentoran 2021-03-09 19:45:00 Ballymena United
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
Glenavon 2021-04-10 14:00:00 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2021-03-06 15:00:00 Warrenpoint Town
Carrick Rangers 2021-03-09 19:45:00 Crusaders
Crusaders 2021-03-20 15:00:00 Linfield
Dungannon Swifts 2021-03-23 19:45:00 Crusaders
Glentoran 2021-03-27 15:00:00 Crusaders
Portadown 2021-03-30 19:45:00 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2021-04-03 14:00:00 Crusaders
Carrick Rangers 2021-04-06 18:45:00 Crusaders
Crusaders 2021-04-10 14:00:00 Cliftonville
Coleraine 2021-04-17 14:00:00 Crusaders

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