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Cliftonville Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 3rd Dec, 2021 at 10:36

BALLYMENA United travel to Solitude to face Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was at the Ballymena Showgrounds in October, the Sky Blues running out 1-0 winners thanks to a superb goal for Kenneth Kane set up by an excellent long pass from Ryan Waide.
Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-0 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd October 2021. Att: 1246
Ballymena United 1-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena United, Solitude, 23rd February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Cliftonville 0-4 Ballymena United, Solitude, 24th November 2020. Att: 346
Since the meeting in October, the Reds have remained top of the table with 4 wins, 2 draws and a single defeat. Their last 3 league games has seen them drop points with defeat to Linfield and draws with Coleraine and Larne, all away from home. They sit on 34 points after 16 games, 2 ahead of champions Linfield who have a game in hand.

They host Linfield in the semi-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield next Tuesday evening, and Ballymena United in the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup the following Tuesday evening.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have managed to win 3 league games and lose 3, leaving them sitting 7th in the table with 19 points, a point ahead of Carrick Rangers with a game in hand.

As mentioned above, the Sky Blues travel to Solitude on Tuesday 14th December to face Cliftonville in the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ross Dunlop. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Neil Robinson.
Match Information:
Admission of £12 for adults and £8 for concessions is payable at the cash turnstiles.

The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
With a slight dip in form over the past 3 games, and having already defeated Cliftonville this season, the Braidmen will go into the game with high hopes, even though the bookies odds tell a different story. Make your way to Solitude on Saturday afternoon and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin