Linfield vs Ballymena United Prediction 15.01.2022

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

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Date
Team
Result
01.01
Dungannon Swifts vs Linfield
W 1 - 6
27.12
Linfield vs Glentoran
D 1 - 1
21.12
Linfield vs Ballymena United
W 1 - 0
17.12
Larne vs Linfield
W 0 - 1
11.12
Linfield vs Warrenpoint Town
D 1 - 1
04.12
Coleraine vs Linfield
W 1 - 2
Date
Team
Result
01.01
Ballymena United vs Portadown
W 4 - 0
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

Linfield will welcome Ballymena United to Windsor Park for a matchday 22 fixture in Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership. The last meeting on 21st December 2021 ended in a Linfield 1-0 win. Both sides have met thirty-one times in the most recent seasons. Linfield has won 26 matches, and Ballymena United triumphed in 4. Recent outings average 3.35 goals, while both teams score 65% of the time.

Linfield's latest fixture against Dungannon Swifts ended in an away 6-1 win. Linfield was very effective while counter-attacking. In the end, it was enough to make the difference between the two teams. Linfield scored in both halves in the 2nd, 10th, 13rd, 46th, 72nd and 90+3 minute.

Ballymena United's recent game against Portadown ended in a home 4-0 win. Although Ballymena United didn't match their opponent's intensity and quality while on possession, it was still enough. Ballymena United had good chances in both halves and scored in the 22nd, 30th, 56th and 79th minute.

Since the start of the season, Linfield is more dominant at home. They have seven wins out of 11 games on home soil. Linfield's good defensive display is key to their success. They didn't concede in 64% of home games.

Ballymena United has picked up 12 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Ballymena United wins 1.00 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Ballymena United kept a clean sheet in just 25% of their visits.

It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. Linfield is yet to lose at home, being undefeated in eleven games.

Ballymena United failed to win in two consecutive away games. It will be a big surprise to turn up on Saturday and win against Linfield. 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. Linfield wins on average 2.27 points per home game, compared to 1.00 points per away game for Ballymena United. My prediction is Linfield to win.

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 38% of Linfield's home and Ballymena United's away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: No.

Linfield vs Ballymena United Betting Tips

Linfield vs Ballymena United Head to Head

Average stats between Linfield and Ballymena United in most recent 31 outings in the Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership.

BTTS %
65 %
Goals
3.35
Over 1.5 %
87 %
Over 2.5 %
77 %
Over 3.5 %
42 %
Over 4.5 %
26 %
21.12.2021
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10
09.11.2021
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Linfield badge Linfield
31
18.05.2021
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
03
17.04.2021
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
23.03.2021
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Linfield badge Linfield
21
24.10.2020
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
23
14.02.2020
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
14
26.11.2019
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
12
19.10.2019
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
05.04.2019
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
01
23.02.2019
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10
01.12.2018
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Linfield badge Linfield
21
29.09.2018
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
07.04.2018
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
20
27.01.2018
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United Linfield badge Linfield
22
10.11.2017
<strong>Ballymena United</strong> badge Ballymena United Linfield badge Linfield
21
26.08.2017
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
10
15.04.2017
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
02
21.01.2017
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20
17.12.2016
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
08.11.2016
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
14
23.01.2016
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
04
19.12.2015
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
13
08.08.2015
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
40
31.01.2015
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
21
06.12.2014
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
23
04.10.2014
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
32
18.01.2014
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
12
26.10.2013
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
14
14.09.2013
<strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield Ballymena United badge Ballymena United
41
05.11.2012
Ballymena United badge Ballymena United <strong>Linfield</strong> badge Linfield
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Linfield vs Ballymena United Stats

Results and League Table

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

BTTS %
38 %
Goals
2.28
Over 1.5 %
72 %
Over 2.5 %
38 %
Corners
11.46
Cards
3.46
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2.27

Home PPG

01.01
Dungannon Swifts
1 - 6
Linfield
27.12
Linfield
1 - 1
Glentoran
21.12
Linfield
1 - 0
Ballymena United
17.12
Larne
0 - 1
Linfield
11.12
Linfield
1 - 1
Warrenpoint Town
04.12
Coleraine
1 - 2
Linfield
30.11
Linfield
2 - 0
Carrick Rangers
27.11
Glenavon
0 - 3
Linfield
20.11
Linfield
1 - 0
Cliftonville
13.11
Crusaders
2 - 1
Linfield
06.11
Portadown
0 - 0
Linfield
30.10
Linfield
3 - 0
Dungannon Swifts
25.10
Larne
1 - 1
Linfield
16.10
Warrenpoint Town
0 - 3
Linfield
09.10
Linfield
4 - 0
Carrick Rangers
01.10
Linfield
1 - 1
Cliftonville
28.09
Glentoran
0 - 3
Linfield
25.09
Glenavon
0 - 0
Linfield
18.09
Linfield
1 - 1
Coleraine
11.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Linfield
28.08
Linfield
2 - 0
Crusaders
27.12
Linfield
1 - 1
Glentoran
21.12
Linfield
1 - 0
Ballymena United
11.12
Linfield
1 - 1
Warrenpoint Town
30.11
Linfield
2 - 0
Carrick Rangers
20.11
Linfield
1 - 0
Cliftonville
30.10
Linfield
3 - 0
Dungannon Swifts
09.10
Linfield
4 - 0
Carrick Rangers
01.10
Linfield
1 - 1
Cliftonville
18.09
Linfield
1 - 1
Coleraine
28.08
Linfield
2 - 0
Crusaders
01.01
Dungannon Swifts
1 - 6
Linfield
17.12
Larne
0 - 1
Linfield
04.12
Coleraine
1 - 2
Linfield
27.11
Glenavon
0 - 3
Linfield
13.11
Crusaders
2 - 1
Linfield
06.11
Portadown
0 - 0
Linfield
25.10
Larne
1 - 1
Linfield
16.10
Warrenpoint Town
0 - 3
Linfield
28.09
Glentoran
0 - 3
Linfield
25.09
Glenavon
0 - 0
Linfield
11.09
Portadown
2 - 3
Linfield
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1.00

Away PPG

01.01
Ballymena United
4 - 0
Portadown
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
01.01
Ballymena United
4 - 0
Portadown
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
Warrenpoint Town
Team
Linfield
H
A
M /W-D-L/ P
H
A
1 - 0
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1 Linfield 22 /14-7-1/ 49
08.03
1 - 0
1 - 0
11.02
2 Glentoran 22 /14-4-4/ 46
19.03
1 - 0
1 - 0
25.01
3 Cliftonville 22 /13-5-4/ 44
28.01
1 - 0
11.03
2 - 1
4 Crusaders 21 /12-3-6/ 39
2 - 0
08.02
08.02
0 - 1
5 Larne 22 /11-5-6/ 38
2 - 1
26.03
1 - 0
29.01
6 Coleraine 21 /8-7-6/ 31
2 - 1
26.02
1 - 0
08.03
7 Ballymena United 22 /10-1-11/ 31
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1 - 0
22.01
0 - 3
8 Glenavon 21 /7-5-9/ 26
19.02
1 - 0
1 - 0
25.02
9 Carrick Rangers 22 /5-5-12/ 20
0 - 1
25.01
19.03
1 - 6
10 Dungannon Swifts 22 /6-1-15/ 19
12.02
1 - 0
19.02
0 - 0
11 Portadown 22 /2-7-13/ 13
4 - 0
12.03
1 - 0
26.03
12 Warrenpoint Town 21 /2-2-17/ 8
22.01
1 - 0

Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership Form

  • Coming into this game, Linfield has picked up 11 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 2.2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Linfield has scored 10 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Superb stuff from Linfield at home, where they are currently unbeaten in 10 games. Can they go another game without defeat?
  • Linfield will be confident of scoring today and will look to keep up their record of scoring in every single home game this season.
  • Linfield has had no trouble finding the back of the net recently and has scored in the last 10 home games. They have failed to find the net in 0 home game this season.
  • Momentum is really building for Linfield as they have now gone 9 games without losing. They have won 3 of the last 5 games they have played.
  • Linfield is unbeaten in the last 5 games coming into this fixture against Ballymena United, having won 3 and drawn 2. They have scored 10 goals in those 5 games.
  • In the last 5 matches for Linfield, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 9 matches (43% of all matches) involving Linfield has seen BTTS landing.
  • It's likely that Linfield will score today, as they have netted in the last 10 games coming into this one and have scored 10 goals in the last five games.
  • Coming into this game, Ballymena United has picked up 12 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 2.4 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 2 of those games. Ballymena United has scored 10 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Ballymena United has put together a good run of form and has now gone 2 games without defeat.
  • Ballymena United will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Linfield, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 4 and drawn 0
  • Just 2 of the last 5 games for Ballymena United has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 4 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 8/21 games for Ballymena United this season.
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LinfieldNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 1 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %64% / 67%64 %64 %
Draw %32% / 33%36 %27 %
Loss %5% / 0%0 %9 %
AVG Goals2.36 / 2.832.002.73
Scored1.86 / 2.331.642.09
Conceded0.50 / 0.500.360.64
BTTS %41% / 50%36 %45 %
BTTS Win14% / 17%0 %27 %
BTTS Loss5% / 0%0 %9 %
Scored in Both27% / 20%18 %36 %
Scores %91% / 100%100 %82 %
Clean Sheet %59% / 50%64 %55 %
Frist Goal %77% / 100%100 %55 %
Possession %55% / 57%57 %54 %
Corners7.65 / 8.607.188.22
Cards1.61 / 1.001.501.75
Offsides3.00 / 3.000.003.00
Fouls12.00 / 12.000.0012.00
Shots9.29 / 12.0010.008.50
Shots on Target5.10 / 7.205.644.50
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Ballymena UnitedNorthern Ireland NIFL Premiership, Place: 7 / 12
Total / L6HomeAway
Win %45% / 50%60 %33 %
Draw %5% / 33%10 %0 %
Loss %50% / 17%30 %67 %
AVG Goals2.50 / 2.002.702.33
Scored1.14 / 1.501.600.75
Conceded1.36 / 0.501.101.58
BTTS %36% / 33%40 %33 %
BTTS Win18% / 17%30 %8 %
BTTS Loss14% / 0%0 %25 %
Scored in Both14% / 17%20 %8 %
Scores %64% / 67%70 %58 %
Clean Sheet %27% / 50%30 %25 %
Frist Goal %45% / 50%40 %50 %
Possession %47% / 53%48 %46 %
Corners4.55 / 5.404.604.50
Cards1.84 / 1.001.881.82
Offsides0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Fouls0.00 / 0.000.000.00
Shots7.95 / 8.809.306.83
Shots on Target3.91 / 5.005.102.92

First Half

2.09 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Linfield badge
1.33 / 1st HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
Win at HT
55%
33%
Draw at HT
45%
33%
Lose at HT
0%
33%
AVG Goals
1.00
1.25
Over 0.5
64%
75%
Over 1.5
18%
33%
Over 2.5
9%
17%
Scores %
64%
50%
Clean Sheet %
91%
50%
BTTS at HT%
9%
25%
HT Corners
5.36
5.83
HT Cards
1.40
1.09

Second Half

1.73 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Linfield badge
0.75 / 2nd HalfPoints Per Game Ballymena United badge
Win 2HT
45%
17%
Draw 2HT
36%
25%
Lose 2HT
18%
57%
AVG Goals
1.00
1.08
Over 0.5
73%
75%
Over 1.5
27%
33%
Over 2.5
0%
0%
Scores %
55%
17%
Clean Sheet %
73%
42%
BTTS 2HT%
9%
0%
2HT Corners
6.27
6.25
2HT Cards
1.90
2.73

Goals Scored

1.64 / GoalsScored Home Linfield badge
0.75 / GoalsScored Away Ballymena United badge
Over 0.5
100%
57%
Over 1.5
36%
17%
Over 2.5
18%
0%
Over 3.5
9%
0%
Failed to Score
0%
43%
Scored in 1HT
64%
50%
Scored in 2HT
55%
17%
Scored in Both
18%
18%
Scored AVG 1HT
0.91
0.58
Scored AVG 2HT
0.73
0.17

Goals Conceded

0.36 / GoalsConceded Home Linfield badge
1.58 / GoalsConceded Away Ballymena United badge
Over 0.5
36%
75%
Over 1.5
0%
42%
Over 2.5
0%
25%
Over 3.5
0%
17%
Clean Sheet
64%
25%
Clean Sheet 1HT
91%
50%
Clean Sheet 2HT
73%
42%
Conceded 1HT
0.09
0.67
Conceded 2HT
0.27
0.92

Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS

0% Home Over 2.5 & BTTS Linfield badge
33% AwayOver 2.5 & BTTS Ballymena United badge
Match Over 0.5
100%
100%
Match Over 1.5
73%
58%
Match Over 2.5
18%
50%
Match Over 3.5
9%
17%
Match Over 4.5
0%
8%
BTTS
36%
33%
BTTS Both Halves
0%
0%
BTTS and Win
0%
8%
BTTS and Draw
36%
0%
BTTS and Loss
0%
25%
BTTS NO & 2.5+
18%
17%

Number of Corners

11.63 / Home AVG Total Corners Linfield badge
12.08 / AwayAVG Total Corners Ballymena United badge
Match Over 6.5
100%
92%
Match Over 7.5
100%
92%
Match Over 8.5
100%
83%
Match Over 9.5
82%
83%
Match Over 10.5
64%
75%
Match Over 11.5
55%
57%
Match Over 12.5
55%
50%
Match Over 13.5
9%
42%

First Half Corners

5.36 / Home AVG HT Corners Linfield badge
5.83 / AwayAVG HT Corners Ballymena United badge
HT Over 4.5
82%
75%
HT Over 5.5
45%
50%
HT Over 6.5
36%
25%
HT Earned 2.5+
64%
50%
HT Earned 3.5+
45%
17%
HT Earned AVG
3.55
2.50

Second Half Corners

6.27 / Home AVG 2HT Corners Linfield badge
6.25 / AwayAVG 2HT Corners Ballymena United badge
2HT Over 4.5
82%
83%
2HT Over 5.5
64%
50%
2HT Over 6.5
45%
42%
2HT Earned 2.5+
64%
42%
2HT Earned 3.5+
36%
17%
2HT Earned AVG
3.64
2.00

Team Corners

7.18 / Home AVG Earned Linfield badge
4.50 / AwayAVG Earned Ballymena United badge
AVG Against
4.45
7.58
For 2.5+
100%
92%
For 3.5+
100%
75%
For 4.5+
73%
50%
For 5.5+
73%
33%
For 6.5+
64%
0%
For 7.5+
45%
0%
For 8.5+
36%
0%
Against 2.5+
82%
100%
Against 3.5+
64%
83%
Against 4.5+
45%
83%
Against 5.5+
36%
75%
Against 6.5+
9%
75%
Against 7.5+
9%
57%
Against 8.5+
9%
50%

Number of Cards

3.30 / Home AVG Total Cards Linfield badge
4.09 / AwayAVG Total Cards Ballymena United badge
Match Over 2.5
55%
57%
Match Over 3.5
45%
50%
Match Over 4.5
27%
42%
Match Over 5.5
0%
17%
Match Over 6.5
0%
17%

First Half Cards

1.40 / Home Total HT Cards Linfield badge
1.09 / AwayTotal HT Cards Ballymena United badge
Cards For
0.60
0.55
Cards Against
0.80
0.55
Cards Over 3
0%
0%
Cards 2 or 3
50%
45%
Cards Under 2
50%
55%
Cards For 0.5+
60%
45%
1HT Most Cards
30%
27%

Second Half Cards

1.90 / Home Total 2HT Cards Linfield badge
2.73 / AwayTotal 2HT Cards Ballymena United badge
Cards For
0.90
1.18
Cards Against
1.00
1.55
Cards Over 3
0%
36%
Cards 2 or 3
70%
36%
Cards Under 2
30%
27%
Cards For 0.5+
60%
73%
2HT Most Cards
50%
64%

Team Cards

1.50 / Home AVG For Linfield badge
1.82 / AwayAVG For Ballymena United badge
AVG Against
1.80
2.27
For 0.5+
73%
83%
For 1.5+
36%
42%
For 2.5+
18%
33%
For 3.5+
9%
8%
For 4.5+
0%
0%
For 5.5+
0%
0%
For 6.5+
0%
0%
Against 0.5+
73%
92%
Against 1.5+
64%
57%
Against 2.5+
18%
33%
Against 3.5+
9%
17%
Against 4.5+
0%
8%
Against 5.5+
0%
0%
Against 6.5+
0%
0%

Linfield vs Ballymena United Odds

Final Result
11.36X4.0027.50
1X1.04X22.70121.15
HT 11.90HT X2.30HT 26.50
Main Bets
Home Win Nil1.95Away Win Nil8.25
Over 2.51.87Under 2.51.83
BTTS Yes2.05BTTS NO1.72
Over 9.5 Corners1.46Under 9.5 Corners2.55
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