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Saturday 26th August v. Linfield (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 2nd Jan, 2017 at 13:18

BALLYMENA United start 2017 off by hosting Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday night.
The last time the sides met was in October at Mourneview Park where Glenavon hammered United 5-0 and ended the Sky Blues' 10-game unbeaten run.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Glenavon 5-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 22nd October 2016. Att: 1088
Ballymena United 3-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th August 2016. Att: 1112
Glenavon 1-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 5th April 2016. Att: 936
Glenavon 3-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 17th October 2015. Att: 730
Ballymena United 1-7 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th August 2015. Att: 849
Glenavon:
Glenavon currently sit in 7th place in the league, with a game in hand on 6th placed Dungannon Swifts. Since the 5-0 win over Ballymena in October, Glenavon have won 2 games, drawn 5 and lost 2 in the Danske Bank Premiership, gaining a total of 11 out of a possible 27. At Mourneview Park on Friday night Glenavon were 2-0 up against Cliftonville but allowed them to come back and grab a 2-2 draw.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 6 and lost 5 in the league, resulting in a total of 18 points from a possible 33. Currently sitting in 4th place, 6 points behind Cliftonville, United suffered a third defeat of the season at the hands of Ards, this time losing 4-2 at the Bangor Fuels Arena.
Match Officials:
Referee: Arnold Hunter. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Jarlath McElholm. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
After a disappointing end to 2016 the Braidmen will be looking to bounce back at the first chance but, despite their league position, Glenavon are a tough nut to crack and haven't lost to United since March 2014. Records are made to be broken so make your way to the Showgrounds tonight and get behind the lads from the start as they try to get the New Year off with a victory!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin