Ballymena United vs Crusaders Prediction 27.11.2021

Ballymena United vs Crusaders prediction and betting tips ahead of this Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership clash on Saturday.

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Date
Team
Result
20.11
Ballymena United vs Carrick Rangers
L 0 - 1
13.11
Glentoran vs Ballymena United
L 4 - 0
06.11
Glenavon vs Ballymena United
W 0 - 1
30.10
Ballymena United vs Larne
L 0 - 3
23.10
Ballymena United vs Cliftonville
W 1 - 0
16.10
Portadown vs Ballymena United
W 0 - 1
Date
Team
Result
23.11
Dungannon Swifts vs Crusaders
W 0 - 2
20.11
Crusaders vs Glentoran
L 0 - 1
16.11
Carrick Rangers vs Crusaders
W 0 - 2
13.11
Crusaders vs Linfield
W 2 - 1
05.11
Larne vs Crusaders
L 1 - 0
30.10
Warrenpoint Town vs Crusaders
W 2 - 4

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Ballymena United will welcome Crusaders to The Showgrounds for a matchday 15 fixture in Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership. The last meeting on 13th October 2021 ended in a Ballymena United 3-2 win. Both sides have met twenty-nine times in the most recent seasons. Ballymena United has won 7 matches, and Crusaders triumphed in 18. Recent outings average 3.14 goals, while both teams score 59% of the time.

Ballymena United's last game in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership against Carrick Rangers at home ended in a 0-1 loss. Ballymena United had plenty of possession, but not enough quality in the final third of the pitch.

Crusaders's previous game in the competition versus Dungannon Swifts ended in an away 2-0 win. Crusaders was comfortable on the ball for most of the game and constantly avoided the press. Crusaders was pretty good in both halves and scored in the 18th and 43rd minute.

Since the start of the season, Ballymena United is more dominant at home. They have three wins out of 7 games on home soil. Although Ballymena United is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 29% home clean sheets.

Crusaders has picked up 9 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Crusaders wins 1.67 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows.

The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Ballymena United has won just 43% of home games. On average they score 1.14 goals and concede 1.29 per game. Crusaders is one of the best teams in the league. On paper, they have a great squad and I expect them to make life difficult for their opponent.

The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Ballymena United wins on average 1.43 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Crusaders. My prediction is Crusaders to win.

Both sides have plenty of quality in the attack which often results in high-scoring games. I don't think this one on Saturday will be any different. On average, both teams score in 24% of Ballymena United's home and Crusaders's away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.

Ballymena United vs Crusaders Betting Tips

Ballymena United vs Crusaders Head to Head

Average stats between Ballymena United and Crusaders in most recent 29 outings in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership.

BTTS %
59 %
Goals
3.14
Over 1.5 %
79 %
Over 2.5 %
69 %
Over 3.5 %
38 %
Over 4.5 %
24 %
13.10.2021
Crusaders badge Crusaders <strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United
23
09.10.2021
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
01
02.04.2021
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
01
20.02.2021
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
07.11.2020
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
14
25.01.2020
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
20
07.12.2019
Crusaders badge Crusaders <strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United
01
12.10.2019
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United Crusaders badge Crusaders
11
27.04.2019
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
03
01.01.2019
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
32
27.10.2018
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Crusaders badge Crusaders
30
11.08.2018
Crusaders badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
22
28.04.2018
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
12
24.02.2018
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
31
22.12.2017
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
11.08.2017
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
14
22.04.2017
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Crusaders badge Crusaders
30
11.02.2017
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
15.10.2016
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Crusaders badge Crusaders
21
06.08.2016
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
60
12.03.2016
Crusaders badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
00
28.11.2015
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
32
03.10.2015
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
24
14.03.2015
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
13
13.12.2014
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders
02
13.08.2014
Crusaders badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
22
15.03.2014
<strong>Crusaders</strong> badge Crusaders Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
10
21.12.2013
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Crusaders badge Crusaders
10
17.08.2013
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Ballymena United vs Crusaders Stats

Results and League Table

Average stats between Ballymena United and Crusaders across current season. Calculated from Ballymena United's Home stats and Crusaders's Away stats.

BTTS %
24 %
Goals
2.47
Over 1.5 %
61 %
Over 2.5 %
31 %
Corners
10.83
Cards
4.49
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1.43

Home PPG

20.11
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Carrick Rangers
13.11
Glentoran
4 - 0
Ballymena United
06.11
Glenavon
0 - 1
Ballymena United
30.10
Ballymena United
0 - 3
Larne
23.10
Ballymena United
1 - 0
Cliftonville
16.10
Portadown
0 - 1
Ballymena United
09.10
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Crusaders
02.10
Carrick Rangers
2 - 1
Ballymena United
28.09
Ballymena United
4 - 3
Dungannon Swifts
25.09
Coleraine
3 - 0
Ballymena United
18.09
Ballymena United
1 - 1
Glenavon
10.09
Glentoran
4 - 1
Ballymena United
28.08
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 1
Ballymena United
20.11
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Carrick Rangers
30.10
Ballymena United
0 - 3
Larne
23.10
Ballymena United
1 - 0
Cliftonville
09.10
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Crusaders
28.09
Ballymena United
4 - 3
Dungannon Swifts
18.09
Ballymena United
1 - 1
Glenavon
13.11
Glentoran
4 - 0
Ballymena United
06.11
Glenavon
0 - 1
Ballymena United
16.10
Portadown
0 - 1
Ballymena United
02.10
Carrick Rangers
2 - 1
Ballymena United
25.09
Coleraine
3 - 0
Ballymena United
10.09
Glentoran
4 - 1
Ballymena United
28.08
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 1
Ballymena United
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1.67

Away PPG

23.11
Dungannon Swifts
0 - 2
Crusaders
20.11
Crusaders
0 - 1
Glentoran
16.11
Carrick Rangers
0 - 2
Crusaders
13.11
Crusaders
2 - 1
Linfield
05.11
Larne
1 - 0
Crusaders
30.10
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 4
Crusaders
09.10
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Crusaders
04.10
Crusaders
0 - 2
Coleraine
25.09
Glentoran
0 - 3
Crusaders
18.09
Crusaders
1 - 0
Larne
11.09
Crusaders
1 - 1
Cliftonville
31.08
Crusaders
4 - 0
Portadown
28.08
Linfield
2 - 0
Crusaders
20.11
Crusaders
0 - 1
Glentoran
13.11
Crusaders
2 - 1
Linfield
04.10
Crusaders
0 - 2
Coleraine
18.09
Crusaders
1 - 0
Larne
11.09
Crusaders
1 - 1
Cliftonville
31.08
Crusaders
4 - 0
Portadown
23.11
Dungannon Swifts
0 - 2
Crusaders
16.11
Carrick Rangers
0 - 2
Crusaders
05.11
Larne
1 - 0
Crusaders
30.10
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 4
Crusaders
09.10
Ballymena United
0 - 1
Crusaders
25.09
Glentoran
0 - 3
Crusaders
28.08
Linfield
2 - 0
Crusaders
Warrenpoint Town
Team
Linfield
H
A
M /W-D-L/ P
H
A
28.01
1 - 0
1 Cliftonville 17 /11-4-2/ 37
1 - 1
26.02
08.03
15.01
2 Linfield 16 /10-5-1/ 35
2 - 1
11.03
19.03
4 - 0
3 Glentoran 16 /10-3-3/ 33
21.01
2 - 0
10.12
26.03
4 Larne 17 /9-5-3/ 32
1 - 0
12.02
27.12
26.02
5 Coleraine 16 /8-5-3/ 29
08.03
18.12
2 - 0
08.02
6 Crusaders 16 /9-1-6/ 28
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-
19.02
0 - 1
7 Glenavon 16 /5-4-7/ 19
29.01
1 - 0
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-
8 Ballymena United 16 /6-1-9/ 19
08.02
2 - 0
2 - 0
25.01
9 Carrick Rangers 17 /5-3-9/ 18
19.02
2 - 0
12.02
18.12
10 Dungannon Swifts 16 /4-0-12/ 12
11.12
26.03
01.01
12.03
11 Portadown 17 /1-5-11/ 8
2 - 0
25.01
22.01
1 - 2
12 Warrenpoint Town 16 /2-0-14/ 6
19.03
15.01

Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership Form

  • Coming into this game, Ballymena United has picked up 6 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 1.2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 0 of those games. Ballymena United has scored 2 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Ballymena United recently, with the side failing to score in 3 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
  • Ballymena United has fired blanks in 5 games this season. That's 38% of games where they have not been able to find the back of the net. Do they need a new forward? In the last 5 games, they have scored just 2 goals.
  • Just 0 of the last 5 games for Ballymena United has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 2 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 5/13 games for Ballymena United this season.
  • Ballymena United will need to improve their attack if they're to get anything out of this game. They have not scored in the last 2 matches. During the last five games they have scored 2 times and overall this season they have scored 0.85 goals per game.
  • Coming into this game, Crusaders has picked up 9 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 1.8 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 1 of those games. Crusaders has scored 6 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Crusaders has enjoyed playing away from home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 2 games.
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Crusaders recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
  • Just 1 of the last 5 games for Crusaders has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 3 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 3/13 games for Crusaders this season.
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Ballymena UnitedNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 8 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %38% / 50%43 %33 %
Draw %6% / 33%14 %0 %
Loss %56% / 17%43 %67 %
AVG Goals2.56 / 2.002.432.67
Scored0.94 / 1.501.140.78
Conceded1.63 / 0.501.291.89
BTTS %38% / 33%29 %44 %
BTTS Win13% / 17%14 %11 %
BTTS Loss19% / 0%0 %33 %
Scored in Both0% / 17%0 %0 %
Scores %62% / 67%57 %67 %
Clean Sheet %25% / 50%29 %22 %
Frist Goal %44% / 50%29 %56 %
Possession %48% / 53%48 %48 %
Corners4.50 / 5.404.714.33
Cards1.86 / 1.002.001.75
Offsides0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Fouls0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Shots7.56 / 8.808.436.89
Shots on Target3.69 / 5.004.433.11
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CrusadersNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 6 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %56% / 33%57 %56 %
Draw %6% / 50%14 %0 %
Loss %38% / 17%29 %44 %
AVG Goals2.19 / 4.332.142.22
Scored1.38 / 2.831.431.33
Conceded0.81 / 1.500.710.89
BTTS %19% / 67%29 %11 %
BTTS Win13% / 0%14 %11 %
BTTS Loss0% / 17%0 %0 %
Scored in Both25% / 83%28 %22 %
Scores %62% / 100%71 %56 %
Clean Sheet %44% / 33%43 %44 %
Frist Goal %56% / 83%57 %56 %
Possession %49% / 47%51 %48 %
Corners5.67 / 6.006.005.44
Cards2.75 / 1.502.862.67
Offsides0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Fouls0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Shots10.69 / 13.0010.4310.89
Shots on Target5.31 / 6.004.296.11

First Half

0.86 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
1.78 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Crusaders badge
Win at HT
14%
44%
Draw at HT
43%
44%
Lose at HT
43%
11%
AVG Goals
0.86
0.89
Over 0.5
57%
56%
Over 1.5
29%
22%
Over 2.5
0%
11%
Scores %
14%
44%
Clean Sheet %
57%
78%
BTTS at HT%
0%
11%
HT Corners
4.29
4.44
HT Cards
1.67
2.11

Second Half

1.29 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
1.22 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Crusaders badge
Win 2HT
28%
33%
Draw 2HT
43%
22%
Lose 2HT
28%
44%
AVG Goals
1.57
1.33
Over 0.5
71%
78%
Over 1.5
43%
44%
Over 2.5
14%
11%
Scores %
44%
33%
Clean Sheet %
43%
44%
BTTS 2HT%
28%
11%
2HT Corners
4.71
5.78
2HT Cards
3.17
3.22

Goals Scored

1.14 / GoalsScored Home Ballymena United badge
1.33 / GoalsScored Away Crusaders badge
Over 0.5
56%
56%
Over 1.5
28%
44%
Over 2.5
14%
22%
Over 3.5
14%
11%
Failed to Score
44%
44%
Scored in 1HT
14%
44%
Scored in 2HT
44%
33%
Scored in Both
0%
0%
Scored AVG 1HT
0.14
0.67
Scored AVG 2HT
1.00
0.67

Goals Conceded

1.29 / GoalsConceded Home Ballymena United badge
0.89 / GoalsConceded Away Crusaders badge
Over 0.5
71%
56%
Over 1.5
28%
33%
Over 2.5
28%
0%
Over 3.5
0%
0%
Clean Sheet
29%
44%
Clean Sheet 1HT
57%
78%
Clean Sheet 2HT
43%
44%
Conceded 1HT
0.71
0.22
Conceded 2HT
0.57
0.67

Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS

14% Home Over 2.5 & BTTS Ballymena United badge
11% AwayOver 2.5 & BTTS Crusaders badge
Match Over 0.5
100%
100%
Match Over 1.5
57%
67%
Match Over 2.5
29%
22%
Match Over 3.5
14%
11%
Match Over 4.5
14%
11%
BTTS
29%
11%
BTTS Both Halves
0%
11%
BTTS and Win
14%
11%
BTTS and Draw
14%
0%
BTTS and Loss
0%
0%
BTTS NO & 2.5+
14%
11%

Number of Corners

9.00 / Home AVG Total Corners Ballymena United badge
10.22 / AwayAVG Total Corners Crusaders badge
Match Over 6.5
86%
89%
Match Over 7.5
86%
89%
Match Over 8.5
56%
67%
Match Over 9.5
43%
56%
Match Over 10.5
43%
56%
Match Over 11.5
14%
44%
Match Over 12.5
0%
22%
Match Over 13.5
0%
0%

First Half Corners

4.29 / Home AVG HT Corners Ballymena United badge
4.44 / AwayAVG HT Corners Crusaders badge
HT Over 4.5
43%
44%
HT Over 5.5
28%
22%
HT Over 6.5
14%
11%
HT Earned 2.5+
43%
56%
HT Earned 3.5+
28%
11%
HT Earned AVG
1.86
2.22

Second Half Corners

4.71 / Home AVG 2HT Corners Ballymena United badge
5.78 / AwayAVG 2HT Corners Crusaders badge
2HT Over 4.5
71%
78%
2HT Over 5.5
28%
44%
2HT Over 6.5
14%
22%
2HT Earned 2.5+
56%
44%
2HT Earned 3.5+
43%
44%
2HT Earned AVG
2.86
3.22

Team Corners

4.71 / Home AVG Earned Ballymena United badge
5.44 / AwayAVG Earned Crusaders badge
AVG Against
4.29
4.78
For 2.5+
86%
89%
For 3.5+
86%
89%
For 4.5+
43%
67%
For 5.5+
28%
44%
For 6.5+
14%
33%
For 7.5+
14%
22%
For 8.5+
14%
0%
Against 2.5+
100%
89%
Against 3.5+
71%
89%
Against 4.5+
43%
56%
Against 5.5+
14%
22%
Against 6.5+
0%
22%
Against 7.5+
0%
0%
Against 8.5+
0%
0%

Number of Cards

4.83 / Home AVG Total Cards Ballymena United badge
5.33 / AwayAVG Total Cards Crusaders badge
Match Over 2.5
86%
89%
Match Over 3.5
71%
78%
Match Over 4.5
43%
67%
Match Over 5.5
28%
44%
Match Over 6.5
14%
22%

First Half Cards

1.67 / Home Total HT Cards Ballymena United badge
2.11 / AwayTotal HT Cards Crusaders badge
Cards For
0.83
1.00
Cards Against
0.83
1.11
Cards Over 3
17%
22%
Cards 2 or 3
17%
44%
Cards Under 2
67%
33%
Cards For 0.5+
67%
67%
1HT Most Cards
17%
22%

Second Half Cards

3.17 / Home Total 2HT Cards Ballymena United badge
3.22 / AwayTotal 2HT Cards Crusaders badge
Cards For
1.17
1.67
Cards Against
2.00
1.56
Cards Over 3
33%
33%
Cards 2 or 3
67%
67%
Cards Under 2
0%
0%
Cards For 0.5+
67%
67%
2HT Most Cards
67%
67%

Team Cards

2.00 / Home AVG For Ballymena United badge
2.67 / AwayAVG For Crusaders badge
AVG Against
2.83
2.67
For 0.5+
71%
78%
For 1.5+
43%
67%
For 2.5+
28%
67%
For 3.5+
28%
33%
For 4.5+
0%
22%
For 5.5+
0%
0%
For 6.5+
0%
0%
Against 0.5+
86%
89%
Against 1.5+
86%
67%
Against 2.5+
71%
56%
Against 3.5+
0%
33%
Against 4.5+
0%
22%
Against 5.5+
0%
0%
Against 6.5+
0%
0%

Ballymena United vs Crusaders Odds

Final Result
13.75X3.6621.74
1X1.83X21.20121.20
HT 14.00HT X2.25HT 22.35
Main Bets
Home Win Nil5.50Away Win Nil3.00
Over 2.51.62Under 2.52.15
BTTS Yes1.60BTTS NO2.25
Over 9.5 Corners0.00Under 9.5 Corners0.00
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