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The Premiership match at Ballymena Showgrounds on Saturday sees home team Ballymena United facing opposition in the form of Loughgall.
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Ballymena United, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Premiership victory vs Carrick Rangers.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ballymena United was Isaac Westendorf (26').
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Ballymena United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Ballymena United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals in the process.
In their previous fixture, Loughgall drew 1-1 in the Premiership tie with Crusaders.
The only name on the scoresheet from Loughgall was Ben Magee (85'). Paul Heatley (75') scored for Crusaders.
Looking at their form, and Loughgall have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. In defence, Loughgall have not been doing too well. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether the trend will persist in this game.
Team News: Ballymena United
The Ballymena United manager Jim Ervin will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from. Colin Coates cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Loughgall
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Loughgall boss Dean Smith doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Loughgall will surely be able to find the net against this Ballymena United team, however that realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re expecting a 2-1 winning score for Ballymena United after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds (3,824)
Chairman: Matthew Armstrong
Manager: Jim Ervin
Competitions: Premiership position 12