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


Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 22nd Mar, 2021 at 16:26

BALLYMENA United host champions Linfield in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.
The last meeting between the sides was in October, Linfield winning 3-2 with goals from Kirk Millar, Navid Nasseri and Jordan Stewart outweighing a Paul McElroy penalty and a last gasp header from Leroy Millar from a Ross Redman cross.
Latest results v Linfield:
Ballymena United 2-3 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th October 2020. Att: 600
Ballymena United 1-4 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 14th February 2020. Att: 1640
Ballymena United 1-2 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 26th November 2019. Att: 1172
Linfield 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 29th October 2019. Att: 2292
It's hard to see past a Linfield side which has 18 wins out of their 26 games and sit top of the table with 57 points, 8 ahead of second placed Coleraine. The Blues have won their past 5 games, most recently a 2-1 win over Crusaders at Seaview on Friday night, goals from Joel Cooper and Shayne Lavery turning the game on it's head after Ross Clarke had put the Crues ahead.
Ballymena United:
United have now went 7 games unbeaten, which includes two wins over Portadown and a 2-0 defeat of Glentoran at The Oval. Facing Warrenpoint Town away twice within a matter of days, both games ending in draws, most recently on Saturday when it took a late goal from Ryan Waide, his first for the club, to draw level and secure a point. The Sky Blues sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership table, 2 ahead of Glenavon who have a game in hand and 3 behind Crusaders who have played the same number of games.
Ballymena United TV:
There will be a stream of the match live at https://ballymenaunitedfc.tv/live/. If you haven't already created an account, it's recommended you do so as soon as possible, and you'll have to make payment of £7.50 to watch the game. Ballymena United Season Ticket holders will gain access free of charge.
Match Officials:
Referee: Shane Andrews. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Glenn Buchanan.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to the Showgrounds because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Can the home side grab their first win against Linfield since December 2018 or will the bookies favourites come out on top? Make sure you tune into ballymenaunitedfc.tv and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin