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Ballymena United make the trip to The BetMcLean Oval on Saturday for the Premiership clash with home side Glentoran.
All Glentoran v Ballymena United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Glentoran go into this game following a 0-0 Premiership drawn result versus Coleraine.
Warren Feeney's Glentoran have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 12 times in their past 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 7.
Coming into this meeting, Glentoran are unbeaten in the league by Ballymena United in their previous 3 matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Glenavon in Premiership competition, Ballymena United will be hoping to turn things around here.
Conor McCloskey (37') was the scorer for Glenavon.
The numbers tell their own story, and Ballymena United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. At the back, Ballymena United certainly have room for improvement. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Ballymena United:
- have not beaten Glentoran when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 13/11/2021 shows that Glentoran have won 4 of these & Ballymena United 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 11 of them for The Glens and 4 being from Sky Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Glentoran
Luke McCullough (Knock), Bobby Burns (Broken jaw) and Marcus Kane (Knock) are not available for Glentoran gaffer Warren Feeney.
Team News: Ballymena United
Thanks to a mainly healthy squad, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Ballymena United gaffer Jim Ervin to be concerned about. Colin Coates (Knee surgery) won’t be in action.
We’re inclined to think that Ballymena United should be able to get a goal against this Glentoran outfit, however that probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Glentoran by the conclusion of the game. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The BetMcLean Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Ian Kerr
Manager: Warren Feeney
Competitions: Premiership position 5
🔑 Star Player: Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Normally played in the Striker position, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe was born in England. Having made a first senior appearance for Colchester United in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 15 appearances.