Ballymena United will be facing visiting club Glenavon at Ballymena Showgrounds in this Premiership fixture on Saturday.
View all of the Ballymena United v Glenavon predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Ballymena United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Glentoran.
The only player to score from Ballymena United was Leroy Millar (40'). Robbie McDaid (17') and Conor McMenamin (22', 62', 71') scored for Glentoran.
Ballymena United haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 16 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 9.
Going into this one, Ballymena United are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Glenavon will go into the match following a 1-6 Premiership win with the eclipse of Warrenpoint Town in their last game.
For Glenavon, the goals were scored by Peter Campbell (12'), Matthew Fitzpatrick (20', 24'), Andrew Waterworth (42', 59') and Danny Purkis (87'). Fra McCaffrey (11') was the scorer for Warrenpoint Town.
Looking at their form, and Glenavon have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. Defensively, Glenavon seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this contest, Glenavon are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 20/12/2019 tells us that Ballymena United have won 2 of them and Glenavon 4, with the number of draws being 0.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 of them from Sky Blues and 12 being from The Lurgan Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Premiership match day 1 on 01/05/2021 when it ended Ballymena United 3-1 Glenavon.
The referee was Keith Kennedy.
Team News: Ballymena United
The Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Glenavon
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Glenavon and Ballymena United should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we get quite a few goals with scores finishing level. We therefore think that it’s going to be a really entertaining tussle with a 2-2 when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (4,100)
Chairman: John Taggart
Manager: David Jeffrey
Competitions: Premiership position 11