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Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 20th Dec, 2021 at 16:18

BALLYMENA United travel to Belfast to face Linfield in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.
The sides met earlier in the season at the Showgrounds, United knocking the Blues out of the BetMcLean League Cup with a 3-1 win, goals coming from Douglas Wilson, Jude Winchester and Leroy Millar.
Latest results v Linfield:
Ballymena United 3-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 9th November 2021. Att: N/A
Ballymena United 0-3 Linfield, Mourneview Park, 18th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Linfield 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 17th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-3 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th October 2020. Att: 600
Since the league cup defeat to United, Linfield have went on to win 5 of their 7 league wins, drawing with Warrenpoint Town and losing to Crusaders. This leaves them second in the Danske Bank Premiership table with 39 points, 2 behind Cliftonville with a game in hand.

They also beat Cliftonville on penalties to reach the Toals Co Antrim Shield Final.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have won 4 league games in the same timeframe, losing 3 to leave them sitting 7th in the league with 25 points, just 5 points behind 6th placed Coleraine.

They were dumped out of the BetMcLean League Cup by Cliftonville at Solitude last Tuesday evening, losing 3-0 in the semi-final.
Match Tickets:
Ballymena United fans can purchase tickets online now at https://www.linfieldfc.com/buytickets-awaysupportersales.aspx?id=62 at a price of £12 for adults and £8 for concessions.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tony Clarke. Assistant 1: Gavin Hegarty. Assistant 2: Jamie Carnduff. 4th Official: Glenn Buchanan.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
The one game between the sides so far this season resulted in a 3-1 win for United, but that was at the Showgrounds and it's very rare we get a result against Linfield at the National Stadium. Tuesday night could be the night so make your way to Belfast and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin