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Linfield will visit Ballymena Showgrounds on Friday for the Premiership showdown with hosts Ballymena United.
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Ballymena United, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Premiership triumph versus Crusaders.
The only scorer from Ballymena United was Kym Nelson (80').
Ballymena United haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 11 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8.
Taking a look at their past results, Ballymena United:
- have left without a victory over Linfield in their last 5 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Linfield come into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Premiership win with the downing of Glenavon in their most recent outing.
For Linfield, goals were scored by Daniel Finlayson (68') and Robbie McDaid (85'). Micheál Glynn (58') was the scorer for Glenavon.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, David Healy's Linfield have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 12 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 2.
A look at their previous results shows us that Linfield:
- have not been beaten by Ballymena United when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 23/03/2021 shows us that Ballymena United have won 1 of these & Linfield 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 for Sky Blues and 11 for The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Premiership match day 5 on 03/09/2022 when it ended Ballymena United 0-4 Linfield.
The match was refereed by Jamie Robinson.
Team News: Ballymena United
The Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Linfield
Thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Linfield manager David Healy has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
Linfield can see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Ballymena United might well find it a difficult task to score themselves although we reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet.
Our selection here is for a decent 1-3 winning score for Linfield come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (4,100)
Chairman: John Taggart
Manager: David Jeffrey
Competitions: Premiership position 10
🔑 Star Man: Jordan Gibson
Generally used in the Striker position, Jordan Gibson was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Ballymena United in the 2022 - 2023 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 13 appearances.