Crusaders
Crusaders
Ballymena United
Ballymena United
2022-09-23 18:45:00
3 - 0

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Full-Time Result Prediction
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Crusaders to Win

The Premiership fixture at Seaview on Friday sees hosts Crusaders play Ballymena United.

Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Crusaders v Ballymena United can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.

Both Teams to Score Prediction
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๐Ÿ“ Form Guide

Crusaders
Crusaders
WLWWDW

Crusaders fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-1 Premiership triumph against Linfield.

For Crusaders, the scorers were Philip Lowry (59') and Jordan Forsythe (82'). Joel Cooper (47') scored for Linfield.

At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Crusaders have participated. Opposing sides scored 8 of them in these games while Crusaders amassed a tally of 13. Such a trend isnโ€™t assured to be sustained here, of course.

Going into this encounter, Crusaders haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.

Ballymena United
Ballymena United
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After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Carrick Rangers in Premiership competition, Ballymena United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.

David Cushley (52') was the scorer for Carrick Rangers.

Looking at their form, and Ballymena United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in all. Defensively, Ballymena United have seen their frailties exposed.

Ahead of this clash, Ballymena United have left without a victory over Crusaders when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค› Head to head

A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 20/02/2021 tells us that Crusaders have won 5 of these & Ballymena United 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.

A combined total of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them for The Hatchetmen and 5 belonging to Sky Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.

โ„น๏ธ Team News: Crusaders

Thereโ€™s just a single fitness concern for the Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Ben Kennedy (Knee Injury) wonโ€™t play.

๐Ÿ“ฐ Team News: Ballymena United

Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.

๐Ÿ”ฎ Prediction

In our opinion, Crusaders are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.

However, Ballymena United might well find it a difficult task to get a goal of their own but we can see them scoring.

Weโ€™re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 margin for Crusaders at the end of the 90 minutes.

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

Lucas Pereira, 23:15 18/09/2022

Correct Score Prediction
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3-1
Crusaders

๐ŸŸ๏ธ Team Focus:
Crusaders

Formed: 1898
Stadium: Seaview (3,383)
Captain: Jordan Owens
Chairman: Ronnie Millar
Manager: Stephen Baxter
Competitions: Premiership position 3

๐Ÿ”‘ Star Player: Paul Heatley

Paul Heatley

Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Paul Heatley was born in N. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Carrick Rangers in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Premiership 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.

Ballymena United 2022-05-07 13:30:00 1 - 2 Crusaders
Crusaders 2022-03-15 19:45:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2021-11-27 15:00:00 2 - 0 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2021-10-09 14:00:00 0 - 1 Crusaders
Ballymena United 2021-04-02 18:30:00 0 - 1 Crusaders
Crusaders 2021-02-20 15:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Glentoran
Glentoran Glentoran
6 5 1 0 10 16 WWWWW
2
Cliftonville
Cliftonville Cliftonville
6 5 0 1 4 15 WWWWW
3
Crusaders
Crusaders Crusaders
6 4 1 1 5 13 LWWDW
4
Coleraine
Coleraine Coleraine
6 4 0 2 8 12 WWLWL
5
Larne
Larne Larne
5 3 2 0 5 11 DWWDW
6
Carrick Rangers
Carrick Rangers Carrick
6 3 1 2 0 10 LLWDW
7
Linfield
Linfield Linfield
5 3 0 2 8 9 WWLWL
8
Newry City
Newry City Newry City
6 2 0 4 -2 6 LLWLW
9
Glenavon
Glenavon Glenavon
6 1 2 3 -4 5 LWLDL
10
Ballymena United
Ballymena United Ballymena
6 1 1 4 -7 4 WLLLL
11
Portadown
Portadown Portadown
6 0 0 6 -12 0 LLLLL
12
Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts Dungannon
6 0 0 6 -15 0 LLLLL
Crusaders 2022-09-23 18:45:00 3 - 0 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2022-09-16 18:45:00 2 - 1 Linfield
Crusaders 2022-09-02 18:45:00 1 - 1 Larne
Newry City 2022-08-27 14:00:00 1 - 2 Crusaders
Crusaders 2022-08-23 18:45:00 2 - 1 Portadown
Glentoran 2022-08-19 18:45:00 3 - 1 Crusaders
Crusaders 2022-09-23 18:45:00 3 - 0 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2022-09-17 14:00:00 0 - 1 Carrick Rangers
Ballymena United 2022-09-03 14:00:00 0 - 4 Linfield
Larne 2022-08-26 18:45:00 3 - 0 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2022-08-23 18:45:00 1 - 2 Cliftonville
Dungannon Swifts 2022-08-20 14:00:00 0 - 2 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2022-09-16 00:00:00 2 - 1 Linfield
Crusaders 2022-09-02 00:00:00 1 - 1 Larne
Crusaders 2022-08-23 00:00:00 2 - 1 Portadown
Crusaders 2022-08-13 00:00:00 5 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
Crusaders 2022-04-30 00:00:00 1 - 2 Larne
Crusaders 2022-04-23 00:00:00 3 - 3 Cliftonville
Larne 2022-08-26 00:00:00 3 - 0 Ballymena United
Dungannon Swifts 2022-08-20 00:00:00 0 - 2 Ballymena United
Dungannon Swifts 2022-04-30 00:00:00 1 - 2 Ballymena United
Glenavon 2022-04-09 00:00:00 3 - 1 Ballymena United
Larne 2022-03-25 00:00:00 1 - 3 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2022-03-15 00:00:00 2 - 1 Ballymena United
Goals scored 2.5
Goals conceded 1
Time first goal scored 49
Time first goal conceded 51
Yellow cards 1.8
Red cards 0.3
Subs used 3.3
Biggest victory 5-1
Biggest defeat null
Philip Lowry 5
Jordan Forsythe 2
Paul Heatley 2
Ben Kennedy 2
Ross Clarke 1
Jordan Gibson 1
Jack Henderson 1
Conor Keeley 1
Joshua Kelly 1
Paul McElroy 1
Carrick Rangers 2022-10-01 14:00:00 Crusaders
Cliftonville 2022-10-07 18:45:00 Crusaders
Crusaders 2022-10-15 14:00:00 Glenavon
Crusaders 2022-10-22 14:00:00 Portadown
Dungannon Swifts 2022-10-29 14:00:00 Crusaders
Larne 2022-11-05 15:00:00 Crusaders
Coleraine 2022-11-08 19:45:00 Crusaders
Crusaders 2022-11-12 15:00:00 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2022-11-19 15:00:00 Newry City
Linfield 2022-11-26 15:00:00 Crusaders
Glentoran 2022-09-30 18:45:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2022-10-08 14:00:00 Portadown
Ballymena United 2022-10-15 14:00:00 Coleraine
Dungannon Swifts 2022-10-22 14:00:00 Ballymena United
Glenavon 2022-10-29 14:00:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2022-11-05 15:00:00 Newry City
Newry City 2022-11-08 20:00:00 Ballymena United
Crusaders 2022-11-12 15:00:00 Ballymena United
Ballymena United 2022-11-19 15:00:00 Linfield
Carrick Rangers 2022-11-26 15:00:00 Ballymena United

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