Ballymena United vs Portadown Prediction 01.01.2022

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

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Date
Team
Result
27.12
Ballymena United vs Coleraine
W 2 - 1
21.12
Linfield vs Ballymena United
L 1 - 0
18.12
Dungannon Swifts vs Ballymena United
W 0 - 2
10.12
Ballymena United vs Larne
W 2 - 1
04.12
Cliftonville vs Ballymena United
L 1 - 0
30.11
Warrenpoint Town vs Ballymena United
W 1 - 2
Date
Team
Result
27.12
Portadown vs Glenavon
L 0 - 1
18.12
Warrenpoint Town vs Portadown
W 0 - 1
11.12
Portadown vs Cliftonville
D 1 - 1
04.12
Glentoran vs Portadown
L 3 - 1
30.11
Crusaders vs Portadown
L 2 - 0
27.11
Portadown vs Larne
D 2 - 2

Ballymena United will welcome Portadown to The Showgrounds for a matchday 21 fixture in Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership. The last meeting on 16th October 2021 ended in a Ballymena United 1-0 win. Both sides have met nineteen times in the most recent seasons. Ballymena United has won 11 matches, and Portadown triumphed in 5. Recent outings average 3.37 goals, while both teams score 58% of the time.

Ballymena United's last game in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership against Coleraine at home ended in a 2-1 win. Although Ballymena United played less with the ball than their opponent, it was enough to get the result they were hoping for. Ballymena United outplayed Coleraine in the second half and scored in the 4th and 90th minute.

Portadown's recent game against Glenavon ended in a home 0-1 loss. Portadown's strikers were frustrated by the lack of good chances.

Since the start of the season, Ballymena United is more dominant at home. They have seven wins out of 11 games on home soil. Ballymena United's good defensive display is key to their success. They didn't concede in 36% of home games.

Portadown has picked up 4 points from the previous six league games. It is quite intriguing that they prefer playing on the road. Portadown has collected 0.58 points on average per away game, compared to 0.50 at home. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Portadown kept a clean sheet in just 8% of their visits.

It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. Recently they enjoy playing at home, having won five consecutive matches. Ballymena United is currently unbeaten at home in five games. Since the start of the season, they have just three home defeats.

Portadown failed to win in two consecutive away games. It will be a big surprise to turn up on Saturday and win against Ballymena United. Furthermore, they are in really bad away form, having lost two consecutive games on the road.

I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory. Ballymena United wins on average 2.00 points per home game, compared to 0.58 points per away game for Portadown. My prediction is Ballymena United to win.

I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 2.93 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 52% of Ballymena United's home and Portadown's away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.

Lately, there are not that many high-scoring games for both sides. I am confident that the tendency will keep going and at least one team will keep a clean sheet. A bet that both sides will score wins in an average of 42% of Ballymena United's home and Portadown's away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: No.

Ballymena United vs Portadown Betting Tips

Ballymena United vs Portadown Head to Head

Average stats between Ballymena United and Portadown in most recent 19 outings in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership.

BTTS %
58 %
Goals
3.37
Over 1.5 %
79 %
Over 2.5 %
58 %
Over 3.5 %
32 %
Over 4.5 %
32 %
16.10.2021
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29.05.2021
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Portadown badge Portadown
42
27.04.2021
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Portadown badge Portadown
41
13.03.2021
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Portadown badge Portadown
21
27.02.2021
Portadown badge Portadown <strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United
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05.12.2020
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11.03.2017
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30
03.12.2016
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Portadown badge Portadown
20
17.09.2016
Portadown badge Portadown <strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United
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30.04.2016
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01.01.2016
Portadown badge Portadown <strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United
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21.11.2015
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11
10.10.2015
<strong>Portadown</strong> badge Portadown Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
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17.01.2015
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18.10.2014
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16.08.2014
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Portadown badge Portadown
32
01.02.2014
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07.12.2013
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03.09.2013
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Ballymena United vs Portadown Stats

Results and League Table

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

BTTS %
42 %
Goals
2.93
Over 1.5 %
74 %
Over 2.5 %
52 %
Corners
9.13
Cards
4.27
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2.00

Home PPG

27.12
Ballymena United
2 - 1
Coleraine
21.12
Linfield
1 - 0
Ballymena United
18.12
Dungannon Swifts
0 - 2
Ballymena United
10.12
Ballymena United
2 - 1
Larne
04.12
Cliftonville
1 - 0
Ballymena United
30.11
Warrenpoint Town
1 - 2
Ballymena United
27.11
Ballymena United
2 - 0
Crusaders
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
27.12
Ballymena United
2 - 1
Coleraine
10.12
Ballymena United
2 - 1
Larne
27.11
Ballymena United
2 - 0
Crusaders
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
21.12
Linfield
1 - 0
Ballymena United
18.12
Dungannon Swifts
0 - 2
Ballymena United
04.12
Cliftonville
1 - 0
Ballymena United
30.11
Warrenpoint Town
1 - 2
Ballymena United
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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0.58

Away PPG

27.12
Portadown
0 - 1
Glenavon
18.12
Warrenpoint Town
0 - 1
Portadown
11.12
Portadown
1 - 1
Cliftonville
04.12
Glentoran
3 - 1
Portadown
30.11
Crusaders
2 - 0
Portadown
27.11
Portadown
2 - 2
Larne
20.11
Dungannon Swifts
4 - 2
Portadown
13.11
Portadown
2 - 2
Carrick Rangers
06.11
Portadown
0 - 0
Linfield
02.11
Cliftonville
4 - 0
Portadown
30.10
Coleraine
2 - 0
Portadown
23.10
Glentoran
2 - 2
Portadown
16.10
Portadown
0 - 1
Ballymena United
02.10
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 3
Portadown
25.09
Portadown
1 - 4
Dungannon Swifts
18.09
Carrick Rangers
1 - 0
Portadown
11.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Linfield
04.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Larne
31.08
Crusaders
4 - 0
Portadown
27.08
Portadown
1 - 1
Glenavon
27.12
Portadown
0 - 1
Glenavon
11.12
Portadown
1 - 1
Cliftonville
27.11
Portadown
2 - 2
Larne
13.11
Portadown
2 - 2
Carrick Rangers
06.11
Portadown
0 - 0
Linfield
16.10
Portadown
0 - 1
Ballymena United
25.09
Portadown
1 - 4
Dungannon Swifts
11.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Linfield
04.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Larne
27.08
Portadown
1 - 1
Glenavon
18.12
Warrenpoint Town
0 - 1
Portadown
04.12
Glentoran
3 - 1
Portadown
30.11
Crusaders
2 - 0
Portadown
20.11
Dungannon Swifts
4 - 2
Portadown
02.11
Cliftonville
4 - 0
Portadown
30.10
Coleraine
2 - 0
Portadown
23.10
Glentoran
2 - 2
Portadown
02.10
Warrenpoint Town
2 - 3
Portadown
18.09
Carrick Rangers
1 - 0
Portadown
31.08
Crusaders
4 - 0
Portadown
Warrenpoint Town
Team
Linfield
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A
M /W-D-L/ P
H
A
08.03
1 - 0
1 Linfield 24 /15-8-1/ 53
0 - 0
19.02
19.03
4 - 0
2 Glentoran 24 /16-4-4/ 52
08.02
4 - 0
28.01
1 - 0
3 Cliftonville 24 /14-6-4/ 48
25.03
4 - 0
4 - 0
08.02
4 Crusaders 23 /13-3-7/ 42
0 - 1
4 - 0
4 - 0
26.03
5 Larne 24 /12-5-7/ 41
2 - 2
29.01
4 - 0
26.02
6 Coleraine 23 /9-7-7/ 34
19.03
4 - 0
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7 Ballymena United 24 /11-1-12/ 34
12.03
4 - 0
19.02
0 - 1
8 Glenavon 23 /8-5-10/ 29
0 - 1
12.02
4 - 0
3 - 0
9 Carrick Rangers 24 /6-5-13/ 23
2 - 2
08.03
12.02
0 - 2
10 Dungannon Swifts 24 /7-1-16/ 22
1 - 4
3 - 1
4 - 0
12.03
11 Portadown 24 /2-7-15/ 13
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-
1 - 0
1 - 2
12 Warrenpoint Town 23 /2-2-19/ 8
26.02
4 - 0

Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership Form

  • Coming into this game, Ballymena United 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 2 of those games. Ballymena United has scored 6 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Ballymena United is in great form, and the home fans will be loving it. They have won the last 3 games that they have played at home.
  • Portadown's defence will have to be at their best today if they're to stop Ballymena United from scoring. The home side has scored in the last 3 games in front of their own fans. They have failed to score in 3 home matches this season.
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Ballymena United 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 2 of the last 5 games for Ballymena United has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 3 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 8/20 games for Ballymena United this season.
  • Coming into this game, Portadown has picked up 4 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 0.8 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 2 of those games. Portadown has scored 3 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Portadown 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?
  • Portadown has fired blanks in 8 games this season. That's 40% 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 3 goals.
  • Just 2 of the last 5 games for Portadown has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 1 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 11/20 games for Portadown this season.
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Ballymena UnitedNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 7 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %46% / 50%64 %31 %
Draw %4% / 33%9 %0 %
Loss %50% / 17%27 %69 %
AVG Goals2.46 / 2.002.552.38
Scored1.08 / 1.501.550.69
Conceded1.38 / 0.501.001.69
BTTS %33% / 33%36 %31 %
BTTS Win17% / 17%27 %8 %
BTTS Loss13% / 0%0 %23 %
Scored in Both13% / 17%18 %8 %
Scores %62% / 67%73 %54 %
Clean Sheet %29% / 50%36 %23 %
Frist Goal %46% / 50%45 %46 %
Possession %47% / 53%48 %46 %
Corners4.39 / 5.404.274.50
Cards1.71 / 1.001.781.67
Offsides0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Fouls0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Shots7.83 / 8.808.916.83
Shots on Target3.87 / 5.004.912.92
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PortadownNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 11 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %8% / 17%0 %17 %
Draw %29% / 33%50 %8 %
Loss %63% / 50%50 %75 %
AVG Goals2.96 / 2.832.503.42
Scored0.88 / 1.000.920.83
Conceded2.08 / 1.831.582.58
BTTS %50% / 33%58 %42 %
BTTS Win4% / 0%0 %8 %
BTTS Loss25% / 17%25 %25 %
Scored in Both8% / 33%8 %8 %
Scores %54% / 50%58 %50 %
Clean Sheet %13% / 33%17 %8 %
Frist Goal %25% / 17%33 %17 %
Possession %46% / 45%46 %46 %
Corners4.33 / 4.003.834.83
Cards2.35 / 1.502.572.20
Offsides0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Fouls0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Shots8.21 / 3.608.677.75
Shots on Target3.46 / 2.003.333.58

First Half

1.45 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
0.42 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Portadown badge
Win at HT
36%
0%
Draw at HT
36%
42%
Lose at HT
27%
58%
AVG Goals
0.91
1.50
Over 0.5
64%
83%
Over 1.5
27%
42%
Over 2.5
0%
17%
Scores %
36%
25%
Clean Sheet %
73%
17%
BTTS at HT%
0%
25%
HT Corners
4.45
5.50
HT Cards
1.22
1.10

Second Half

1.55 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
0.58 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Portadown badge
Win 2HT
36%
17%
Draw 2HT
45%
8%
Lose 2HT
18%
75%
AVG Goals
1.64
1.92
Over 0.5
73%
100%
Over 1.5
55%
57%
Over 2.5
18%
25%
Scores %
55%
33%
Clean Sheet %
45%
8%
BTTS 2HT%
36%
25%
2HT Corners
4.73
5.08
2HT Cards
3.22
2.20

Goals Scored

1.55 / GoalsScored Home Ballymena United badge
0.83 / GoalsScored Away Portadown badge
Over 0.5
73%
50%
Over 1.5
45%
25%
Over 2.5
18%
8%
Over 3.5
18%
0%
Failed to Score
27%
50%
Scored in 1HT
36%
25%
Scored in 2HT
55%
33%
Scored in Both
18%
18%
Scored AVG 1HT
0.45
0.33
Scored AVG 2HT
1.09
0.50

Goals Conceded

1.00 / GoalsConceded Home Ballymena United badge
2.58 / GoalsConceded Away Portadown badge
Over 0.5
64%
92%
Over 1.5
18%
83%
Over 2.5
18%
50%
Over 3.5
0%
33%
Clean Sheet
36%
8%
Clean Sheet 1HT
73%
17%
Clean Sheet 2HT
45%
8%
Conceded 1HT
0.45
1.17
Conceded 2HT
0.55
1.42

Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS

27% Home Over 2.5 & BTTS Ballymena United badge
42% AwayOver 2.5 & BTTS Portadown badge
Match Over 0.5
100%
100%
Match Over 1.5
64%
83%
Match Over 2.5
45%
67%
Match Over 3.5
18%
67%
Match Over 4.5
9%
17%
BTTS
36%
42%
BTTS Both Halves
0%
8%
BTTS and Win
27%
8%
BTTS and Draw
9%
8%
BTTS and Loss
0%
25%
BTTS NO & 2.5+
18%
25%

Number of Corners

9.18 / Home AVG Total Corners Ballymena United badge
10.58 / AwayAVG Total Corners Portadown badge
Match Over 6.5
73%
83%
Match Over 7.5
73%
83%
Match Over 8.5
55%
67%
Match Over 9.5
45%
57%
Match Over 10.5
45%
57%
Match Over 11.5
27%
42%
Match Over 12.5
18%
17%
Match Over 13.5
18%
17%

First Half Corners

4.45 / Home AVG HT Corners Ballymena United badge
5.50 / AwayAVG HT Corners Portadown badge
HT Over 4.5
45%
57%
HT Over 5.5
36%
50%
HT Over 6.5
18%
33%
HT Earned 2.5+
27%
33%
HT Earned 3.5+
18%
33%
HT Earned AVG
1.55
2.67

Second Half Corners

4.73 / Home AVG 2HT Corners Ballymena United badge
5.08 / AwayAVG 2HT Corners Portadown badge
2HT Over 4.5
64%
57%
2HT Over 5.5
36%
50%
2HT Over 6.5
27%
25%
2HT Earned 2.5+
45%
25%
2HT Earned 3.5+
36%
17%
2HT Earned AVG
2.73
2.17

Team Corners

4.27 / Home AVG Earned Ballymena United badge
4.83 / AwayAVG Earned Portadown badge
AVG Against
4.91
5.75
For 2.5+
73%
75%
For 3.5+
73%
50%
For 4.5+
36%
42%
For 5.5+
27%
42%
For 6.5+
18%
42%
For 7.5+
9%
33%
For 8.5+
9%
8%
Against 2.5+
91%
83%
Against 3.5+
73%
75%
Against 4.5+
45%
67%
Against 5.5+
27%
50%
Against 6.5+
18%
33%
Against 7.5+
18%
17%
Against 8.5+
9%
17%

Number of Cards

4.44 / Home AVG Total Cards Ballymena United badge
3.30 / AwayAVG Total Cards Portadown badge
Match Over 2.5
73%
50%
Match Over 3.5
55%
33%
Match Over 4.5
36%
17%
Match Over 5.5
27%
17%
Match Over 6.5
18%
8%

First Half Cards

1.22 / Home Total HT Cards Ballymena United badge
1.10 / AwayTotal HT Cards Portadown badge
Cards For
0.67
0.70
Cards Against
0.56
0.40
Cards Over 3
11%
10%
Cards 2 or 3
11%
30%
Cards Under 2
78%
60%
Cards For 0.5+
56%
50%
1HT Most Cards
11%
30%

Second Half Cards

3.22 / Home Total 2HT Cards Ballymena United badge
2.20 / AwayTotal 2HT Cards Portadown badge
Cards For
1.11
1.50
Cards Against
2.11
0.70
Cards Over 3
33%
20%
Cards 2 or 3
56%
40%
Cards Under 2
11%
40%
Cards For 0.5+
67%
80%
2HT Most Cards
78%
60%

Team Cards

1.78 / Home AVG For Ballymena United badge
2.20 / AwayAVG For Portadown badge
AVG Against
2.67
1.10
For 0.5+
64%
75%
For 1.5+
36%
57%
For 2.5+
27%
25%
For 3.5+
18%
25%
For 4.5+
0%
0%
For 5.5+
0%
0%
For 6.5+
0%
0%
Against 0.5+
82%
57%
Against 1.5+
73%
25%
Against 2.5+
55%
8%
Against 3.5+
9%
0%
Against 4.5+
0%
0%
Against 5.5+
0%
0%
Against 6.5+
0%
0%

Ballymena United vs Portadown Odds

Final Result
11.57X3.7524.50
1X1.16X22.28121.23
HT 12.14HT X2.34HT 25.05
Main Bets
Home Win Nil2.70Away Win Nil6.25
Over 2.51.67Under 2.52.15
BTTS Yes1.73BTTS NO2.04
Over 9.5 Corners1.67Under 9.5 Corners2.07
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