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Saturday 25th November v. Cliftonville (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 9th Nov, 2017 at 11:53

BALLYMENA United host fourth placed Linfield at the Showgrounds on Friday night.
The last meeting between the sides was at the National Stadium in August, Linfield running out 1-0 winners thanks to a late penalty from Andrew Mitchell after he was brought down by Willie Faulkner.
Latest results v Linfield (all league unless stated):
Linfield 1-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 26th August 2017. Att: 1711
Ballymena United 0-2 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 25th April 2017. Att: 2280
Linfield 2-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 21st January 2017. Att: 2364
Linfield 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 17th December 2016. Att: 2169
Ballymena United 1-4 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 8th November 2016. Att: 1631
Ballymena United 4-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th October 2016 (Northern Ireland League Cup Round 3). Att: N/A
Linfield:
Linfield currently sit 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 9 wins and 4 defeats, 3 of which came in their last 5 league games. They were put out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield in late October, but bounced back in the following league game to defeat Ballinamallard United 6-0 at Ferney Park.

Linfield currently sit 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 9 wins and 4 defeats, 3 of which came in their last 5 league games. They were put out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield in late October, but bounced back in the following league game to defeat Ballinamallard United 6-0 at Ferney Park.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United sit in 8th placed in the table with 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats, 2 points behind 7th placed Dungannon Swifts and 7 points off the top six. Despite knocking Glentoran out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield in October, United only managed a 1-1 draw against the same side on Monday night, a first half Cathair Friel penalty cancelled out early in the second half when James Knowles bundled the ball into the back of the net.

The last time the Sky Blues beat Linfield was in the third round of last seasons League Cup, when the home side ran out 4-1 winners.
Ticket Information:
All home supporters will require a ticket for admission to the game. Please click here for further details.
Entrance/Exit Information:
Entrance and exit details for fans attending the game can be found by clicking here.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: Neill Gillespie. 4th Official: Andrew Davey.
Match Information:
As detailed above, home supporters require tickets for admission.

Linfield fans can pay at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
The long wait goes on for a league victory over Linfield - it was the opening day of the 2012/13 season when Jamie Davidson scored a goal in each half to secure a 2-0 win at the Showgrounds. Victories over the Blues are few and far between, perhaps, but Linfield have been performing well below par recently and a good performance could see the Sky Blues move above Dungannon Swifts in the table. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin