Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that there has been much resilience in the Larne defence. Larne have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their past six outings standing at 2.
The numbers tell their own story, and Ballymena United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. At the back, Ballymena United can certainly do much better. In any event, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be replicated in this next match.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 10/12/2021 shows us that Larne have won 3 of these games & Ballymena United 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them for Larne and 8 created by Sky Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league match featuring the two was Premiership match day 32 on 17/03/2023 and the score finished Larne 1-0 Ballymena United.
The match was refereed by Steven Gregg.
In our opinion, Ballymena United are certainly able to score against this Larne lineup, but that might not be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Larne at the end of the 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Inver Park (2,500)
Captain: Tomas Cosgrove
Chairman: Gareth Clements
Manager: Tiernan Lynch
Competitions: Premiership position 1, Irish Cup (Semi-finals)
🔑 Star Man: Leroy Millar
Usually playing in the Centre Midfield position, Leroy Millar was born in N. Ireland. Having made his senior debut playing for Ballymena United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 10 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 32 appearances.