|Linfield Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 7th Mar, 2022 at 12:13|
|BALLYMENA United host league leaders Linfield at the Showgrounds in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.|
|The last time the sides met was in January at the National Stadium, Linfield running out 1-0 winners thanks to 15th minute goal from Christy Manzinga.|
|Latest results v Linfield:|
Linfield 1-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 15th January 2022. Att: 2199
Linfield 1-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 21st December 2021. Att: 2019
Ballymena United 3-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 9th November 2021. (BetMcLean League Cup Round Quarter-Final)
Ballymena United 0-3 Linfield, Mourneview Park, 18th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Linfield 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 17th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-3 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th October 2020. Att: 600
Since the meeting in January Linfield have won 4 leagues games, drawn 1 and lost 2, leaving them level at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership on 62 points ahead of Glentoran by only goal difference, and a point ahead of Cliftonville.
They were knocked out of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup at the second round stage away from home by Larne.
In the same period the Sky Blues have won 2 league games, drawn 3 and lost 1, and now sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 5 points behind Coleraine with a game in hand, and 2 points ahead of Glenavon, who have also played one more game than United.
After easing past Portstewart 3-0 at home in the second round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, United had to face Larne in the quarter-finals and, on Saturday afternoon, overcame the Invermen with a 4-3 win on penalties after the game finished in a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes.
|Ballymena United fans can purchase tickets for this game now simply by clicking this link and choosing the Linfield badge. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 concessions.|
|Referee: Shane Andrews. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: Paul Robinson. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.|
|The match kicks off at 7:45pm.|
|While Linfield are top of the table and high in confidence after defeating Carrick Rangers on Friday evening, United will go into the game knowing they're more than capable of a win if they battle like they did against Larne on Saturday afternoon. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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