|Cliftonville Match Preview|
|Uploaded Thursday, 27th Jan, 2022 at 15:42|
|BALLYMENA United host Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership at the Showgrounds on Friday evening.|
|The last meeting between the sides was in the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup in December, the Reds making the final with a 3-0 win over United.|
|Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):|
Cliftonville 3-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 14th December 2021. (BetMcLean League Cup Semi-Final)
Cliftonville 1-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 4th December 2021. Att: 1406
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 December, Cliftonville have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2 games in the Danske Bank Premiership, leaving them in 3rd place, 5 points behind leaders Linfield.
They also won their Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup 1st round game 5-0 against Islandmagee.
In the same period United have won 4 and lost 3, leaving them in 7th place, level on points with 6th placed Coleraine but behind on goal difference and having played an extra game.
In the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup 1st round United defeated Loughgall 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Christopher Rodgers and Andrew McGrory.
|Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Home Fans.|
|Referee: Lee Tavinder. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Evan Boyce.|
|The match kicks off at 7:45pm.|
|Cliftonville drew with Linfield on Tuesday evening, despite leading twice, but remain in the hunt for the Gibson Cup. Meanwhile, Carrick Rangers were beating a disappointing United 3-0 at Taylors Avenue. It's an uphill task on Friday evening, so make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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