Home News Fixtures Tables Squad Commercial Info History Shop Under 20s
Saturday 16th December v. Carrick Rangers (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Cliftonville Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 17th Apr, 2017 at 21:37

BALLYMENA United host Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday night.
The last time the sides met was less than a month ago at Solitude, where Cliftonville ran out 2-1 winners thanks to two goals from Jay Donnelly, the points secured in the 87th minute. In the four games against the reds this season, United have won both games played at the Showgrounds, while Cliftonville have won both games played at Solitude.
The Ballymena United players celebrate after Allan Jenkins scored the last penalty to secure a spot in the sixth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup in March
Click Above Image To View Full Size
Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena United, Solitude, 25th March 2017. Att: 1211
Ballymena United 1-1 Cliftonville (1-1 aet) (4-3 pens), Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th January 2017. Tennent's Irish Cup Round 5
Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 26th November 2016. Att: 1062
Ballymena United 3-2 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th September 2016. Att: 1019
Ballymena United 2-2 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd April 2016. Att: 921
Cliftonville 4-2 Ballymena United, Solitude, 4th December 2015. Att: 1023
Ballymena United 6-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th September 2015. Att: 1023
Cliftonville:
Cliftonville's last win came against United at Solitude in March, following on from draws away to Dungannon Swifts, home to Coleraine and Cliftonville and a defeat away to Ballinamallard United. Since the win at Ballymena Showgrounds they've lost away to Coleraine and, most recently, lost at home to Crues after a fighting performance.
Ballymena United:
United have also been on a poor run of form recently, beating Portadown 3-0 at home and drawing 1-1 at home against Coleraine. The other five of their last seven games have been defeats to Coleraine, Glentoran, Cliftonville, Glenavon and, most recently, at home to Linfield on Saturday.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ian McNabb.
Match Information:
Admission is pay at the gate.

Kick off is at 7:45pm.
Both sides have already secured a place in the play-offs for a place in the Europa League and, while it's still all up for grabs United will see this as a must win game if they want to finish ahead of Glenavon, who not sit just 3 points behind with 3 games left.
Match Preview by Paul Irwin