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Friday 5th April v. Linfield (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 6th Apr, 2018 at 12:45

BALLYMENA United travel to the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face 4th placed Linfield.
The last meeting between the sides was at the Showgrounds in January, the game ending in a 2-2 draw with United levelling twice thanks to goals from Johnny McMurray and Joe McKinney.
Latest results v Linfield (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-2 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th January 2018. Att: 1725
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2017. Att: 1921
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
Since the start of March, Linfield have been knocked out of the Irish Cup at the quarter-final stage, going down 1-0 to Cliftonville at home. They've drawn 2 league games, 1-1 at home to Glentoran and 2-2 away to Ballinamallard United, and won 2, 2-0 at home to Carrick Rangers and, on Tuesday night, 3-2 against Glenavon at Mourneview Park in a tightly fought contest.

They currently sit 4th in the table, level on points with Glenavon and 2 ahead of Cliftonville.
Ballymena United:
The Braidmen had a very busy April and, like Linfield, were knocked out of the Tennent's Irish Cup at the quarter-final stage, going out with a 2-1 home defeat to Larne. United lost 2-0 at home to Coleraine and 3-1 at home to Warrenpoint Town, beating Cliftonville 2-1 at Solitude, Glentoran 2-1 at The Oval, and Ballinamallard United 2-0 at the Showgrounds, before a 3-0 home defeat to Cliftonville on Tuesday night.

With 4 games left in the league United are guaranteed a 6th placed finish as they trail 5th placed Cliftonville by 14 points. For the Sky Blues, it's a case of playing for pride and trying to get a few good results on the board before the Europa League play-offs.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street at 1:45pm.
Match Officials:
To Be Confirmed
Match Information:
Admission to the game is strictly by ticket only. For more information please click here.

Kick off is 3:00pm
Can United put together a decent run of form approaching the Europa League play-offs? The best way to find out is by going to the National Stadium tomorrow and being loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin