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The Premiership meeting at Ballymena Showgrounds on Saturday will see hosts Ballymena United ready themselves for the visit of Glenavon.
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Ballymena United will be wanting a better result here following a 1-2 Premiership loss in their previous game against Coleraine.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ballymena United was Ross Redman (79'). Aaron Traynor (41') and Stephen Lowry (47') scored for Coleraine.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Ballymena United have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Sky Blues have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Glenavon will go into this encounter following on from a 3-2 Premiership win versus Linfield in their last fixture.
For Glenavon, the goals were scored by Colin Coates (9'), Matthew Fitzpatrick (29') and Danny Purkis (61'). Shayne Lavery (13') and Christy Manzinga (72') scored for Linfield.
Illustrating their involvement in action-packed matches, goals have been celebrated 25 times in the prior six games in which Glenavon have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 4.17 goals per clash. Opposing teams have hit 13 of this grand total.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 21/09/2019 shows us that Ballymena United have won 1 of these games and Glenavon 5, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 from Sky Blues and 14 netted by The Lurgan Blues. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league clash between these sides was Premiership match day 30 on 10/04/2021 and the score finished Glenavon 3-2 Ballymena United.
The match was refereed by Andrew Davey.
Team News: Ballymena United
Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match owing to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Glenavon
Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton has some current player fitness concerns. Lee McNulty (Knock), Sammy Clingan (Knee Surgery) and Calum Birney (Knock) are not ready for selection.
In our opinion, Glenavon and Ballymena United might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 0-0 score by the conclusion of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (4,100)
Captain: Jim Ervin
Chairman: John Taggart
Manager: David Jeffrey
Competitions: Premiership position 8
⭐ Key Player: Shay McCartan
Regularly used in the Striker position, Shay McCartan was born in Newry, N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Burnley in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 13 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 31 appearances.