Crusaders 3/5 to beat Ballymena in Friday’s Northern Irish Premiership battle
Competition: Northern Irish Premiership
Market: Crusaders win
Odds: 3/5 @ 888sport
Two sides who find themselves battling it out at opposite ends of the Premiership table, Crusaders will host Ballymena on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways last weekend, Crusaders should be smelling another golden chance here. In their opening six Premiership matchups so far this season, they have recorded four wins, one draw and a single defeat, scoring 13 and conceding eight in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 13 from a possible 18, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat third in the standings and just three points adrift of reclaiming top-spot. As for their recent run of results, last seen picking up a 2-1 victory at home against Linfield, Crusaders have lost just a pair of their previous nine matchups across all formats. Likewise, it should also be highlighted, Friday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their last six home fixtures both on domestic and European duties, recording four victories.
As for the visitors, in the midst of what has been an extended rut, Ballymena find themselves battling it out at the foot of the Premiership table. In their opening six top-flight matchups so far this season, they have recorded just a single victory, one draw and four defeats, scoring five and conceding 12 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of four from a possible 18, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat down in 10th and already six points adrift of breaking into the top-half. As for their recent run of results, last seen getting hit with a 1-0 loss at home against Carrick Rangers, Ballymena have lost four of their previous five domestic contests. Likewise, suffering back-to-back defeats against Friday’s hosts, we’re backing what could be a routine home victory for the title contenders.
Bet: Crusaders 3/5 to beat Ballymena in Friday’s Northern Irish Premiership battle @ 888sport