Ballymena United vs Linfield prediction 18.11.2022

Ballymena United

Ballymena United

0 : 2

Linfield

Linfield

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  • Competition: NIFL Premiership
  • Date: 18th November 2022
  • Kickoff: 21:45 CET
  • Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Friday's game would see the fifth and ninth-placed in the NIFL Premiership go head-to-head in game week 15 of the season. The hosts are nine points behind the visitors, but their win against Crusaders earlier this week will give them a boost. While it's fair to say their patchy defense won't give them the chance to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season, it's worth remembering that their forward line has rarely let them down this season.

Having scored in each of their last seven league games, we expect Ballymena United to score at least one goal here. The visitors, on the other hand, come into this game full of confidence, not having lost in their last four league games. Although Linfield kept a clean sheet three times in that period, we think they are unlikely to do so here because they couldn't in four of their last seven meetings with Linfield.

Ballymena United vs Linfield Betting Tips: BTTS

With five wins from the last five meetings, the visitors go into this game as favorites to take the three points and we see nothing other than an away win.

However, the hosts are likely to score as they scored averagely 1.8 goals per game over the course of their last seven league games.

  • Best Tip: BTTS
  • Ballymena United vs Linfield prediction: 1-2

Ballymena United vs Linfield Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Ballymena United

    0 : 2

    Linfield

    Premiership

  2. Ballymena United

    0 : 4

    Linfield

    Premiership

  3. Linfield

    2 : 1

    Ballymena United

    Premiership

  4. Ballymena United

    2 : 1

    Linfield

    Premiership

  5. Ballymena United

    2 : 3

    Linfield

    Premiership

Ballymena United

Ballymena United Team News

Ballymena United had no new injuries in the 1-0 win over Crusaders earlier in the week, so it would be no surprise if head coach David Jeffrey starts with the same starting eleven.

David McDaid leads the hosts' scoring charts this season with four goals and should lead the line, while Jordan Gibson (three goals) is expected to play a key role in midfield.

Last matches of Ballymena United

  1. Carrick Rangers

    0 : 2

    Ballymena United

    Premiership

  2. Ballymena United

    0 : 2

    Linfield

    Premiership

  3. Crusaders

    0 : 1

    Ballymena United

    Premiership

  4. Newry City AFC

    3 : 2

    Ballymena United

    Premiership

  5. Ballymena United

    3 : 0

    Newry City AFC

    Premiership

Ballymena United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    Sean O'Neill

Defenders

  • 3

    Ross Redman

  • 5

    Scot Whiteside

  • 22

    Conor Keeley

Midfielders

  • 4

    Douglas Wilson

  • 2

    Kym Nelson

  • 8

    Joshua Kelly

  • 16

    Evan Tweed

Forwards

  • 7

    David McDaid

  • 30

    Mikey Place

  • 10

    Ryan Strain

Linfield

Linfield Team News

Like the hosts, Linfield would be happy to go into Friday's game with an injury-free squad. Robbie McDaid's goal in the 2-1 win over Glenavon was his third in the last four games and he is likely to start upfront alongside Joel Cooper (five goals).

Chris Johns will be between the posts looking for his fourth clean sheet in five league games, while Cameron Palmer and Robbie McDaid will be hoping for a starting place in midfield and the final third respectively.

Last matches of Linfield

  1. Linfield

    0 : 0

    Crusaders

    Premiership

  2. Linfield

    1 : 0

    Larne

    Premiership

  3. Ballymena United

    0 : 2

    Linfield

    Premiership

  4. Linfield

    2 : 1

    Glentoran

    County Antrim Shield

  5. Linfield

    2 : 1

    Glenavon

    Premiership

Linfield lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Chris Johns

Defenders

  • 16

    Matthew Clarke

  • 2

    Sam Roscoe

  • 18

    Daniel Finlayson

Midfielders

  • 6

    Jimmy Callacher

  • 22

    Jamie Mulgrew

  • 5

    Chris Shields

  • 7

    Kirk Millar

  • 35

    Cameron Palmer

Forwards

  • 14

    Robbie McDaid

  • 17

    Chris McKee

Ballymena United vs Linfield - Key facts

  1. Five of the last seven games of Ballymena United ended with more than 2.5 goals.
  2. Ballymena United have scored in each of their last seven league games.
  3. Ballymena United lost six of their last seven meetings with Linfield.

Main prediction Ballymena United - Linfield

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Ballymena United & Linfield current standing in Premiership

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Larne 17 12 2 3 35 - 13 +22 38
2 Cliftonville 16 11 3 2 29 - 17 +12 36
3 Glentoran 15 11 2 2 30 - 5 +25 35
4 Crusaders 17 10 3 4 35 - 20 +15 33
5 Linfield 17 10 3 4 29 - 15 +14 33
6 Coleraine 17 8 3 6 28 - 17 +11 27
7 Carrick Rangers 17 7 1 9 25 - 32 -7 22
8 Glenavon 17 5 5 7 31 - 30 +1 20
9 Ballymena United 16 6 2 8 20 - 25 -5 20
10 Newry City AFC 17 5 0 12 19 - 35 -16 15
11 Dungannon Swifts 17 2 1 14 9 - 41 -32 7
12 Portadown 17 0 1 16 4 - 44 -40 1

Ballymena United vs Linfield - FAQ

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