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The Premiership clash at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday will see home side Ballymena United ready themselves for the visit of Glentoran.
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Ballymena United will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 0-1 Premiership loss in their previous game against Crusaders.
Aidan Wilson (75') was the scorer for Crusaders.
It has been seldom in recent times that Ballymena United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Sky Blues have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 6 goals along the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Coming into this contest, Ballymena United have not been beaten in the league by Glentoran in their previous 2 games.
Glentoran come into this encounter following a 4-0 Premiership win to defeat Portadown in their previous fixture.
For Glentoran, the goalscorers were Ruaidhrí Donnelly (35', 82'), Robbie McDaid (65') and Andrew Mitchell (84').
A sequence of resolute displays from the Glentoran defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, their own attack force has managed to score 13.
Coming into this meeting, Glentoran remain undefeated by Ballymena United when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 16/03/2019 tells us that Ballymena United have won 1 of these & Glentoran 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them from Sky Blues and 10 for The Glens. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 20 on 09/03/2021 when the final score was Glentoran 0-2 Ballymena United.
The match was refereed by Raymond Crangle.
Team News: Ballymena United
Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Glentoran
With a fully healthy group available for selection, Glentoran boss Mick McDermott has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
Ballymena United could find themselves struggling to hit the back of the net against this Glentoran side who we think should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Glentoran at full-time.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (4,100)
Captain: Jim Ervin
Chairman: John Taggart
Manager: David Jeffrey
Competitions: Premiership position 6
⭐ Key Man: Paul McElroy
Customarily used in the Left Wing position, Paul McElroy was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Portadown in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has contributed 10 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 29 appearances.