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Saturday 24th August v. Glentoran (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 22nd Feb, 2019 at 12:47

BALLYMENA United travel to the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Linfield in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The sides meet for the second Saturday in a row, Linfield beating United by a single Andrew Waterworth goal in the BetMcLean League Cup Final to lift the trophy for a record 10th time last Saturday evening.
Latest results v Linfield:
Ballymena United 0-1 Linfield, National Stadium, 16th February 2019. (BetMcLean League Cup Final)
Ballymena United 1-2 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 8th January 2019. (Toals Co Antrim Shield semi-final)
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st December 2018. Att: 2319
Linfield 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 29th September 2018. Att: 2157
Linfield 2-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 7th April 2018. Att: 1455
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
Since the turn of the year Linfield have won nine and lost only a single game when they were knocked out of the Tennent's Irish Cup at home to Crusaders.

The Blues currently sit top of the table, 6 points ahead of United who have a game in hand.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 10 games, drawn 2 and lost 3, including last weekends BetMcLean League Cup Final defeat at the hands of Saturdays opponents.

This is another huge game for both sides, some would say much more important than the League Cup, as a win for the home side would put them in an excellent position as we head for the end of the league season and a defeat would leave the Sky Blues just 3 points behind with a game in hand.
Ballymena United fans transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 1:30pm.

The Spirit Of '89 Supporters Club bus leaves The Smithfield Arms at 1:30pm - please contact Davy McCaig on 078 4916 2945 if you're interested in travelling with them.
Match Tickets are available from Stirling Trophies, Queen Street, Ballymena and will be available from a ticket booth at the National Stadium on the day.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Jamie Robinson.
Match Information:
Ballymena United supporters will enter via the Boucher Road, and will be housed in the North Stand only.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
The Braidmen will need to play as well as they did in the second half last weekend to stand any chance of defeating league leaders Linfield, who will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Make your way to the National Stadium and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin