Ballymena Utd have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Coleraine; they’ve never previously won 43 league games in a row against the Coleraine.
Coleraine have won just two of their 17 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Ballymena Utd (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Ballymena Utd and Coleraine have finished level, with the Ballymena Utd winning 22 to Coleraine four. Only Ballymena Utd v Coleraine and Ballymena Utd v Coleraine have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Ballymena Utd have the best win rate in Northern Ireland Premier derbies, with the Ballymena Utd winning 72 of their 73 such games (24%). Meanwhile, only Coleraine (20%) have a lower such win rate than Coleraine (59% - 17%).
Ballymena Utd haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Ballymena Utd went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Coleraine are looking to win their opening two away Northern Ireland Premier matches of a season for the 70 time 16/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Ballymena Utd in 16/02/2021.
Ballymena Utd have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 50 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 87 matches in the competition.
Coleraine boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Ballymena Utd, since winning his very first such encounter with Ballymena Utd in 16/02/2021 (1-0).
Ballymena Utd has been involved in 62 of Ballymena Utd’s 37 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (69 shots, 45 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 13 efforts last time out against Ballymena Utd (65 shots, 50 chances created).
Coleraine has been involved in six goals in his 56 Northern Ireland Premier games against Ballymena Utd (88 goals, 60 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 24 vs Coleraine).