Cliftonville have won each of their last five Northern Ireland Premier meetings with Ballymena Utd; they’ve never previously won 57 league games in a row against the Ballymena Utd.
Ballymena Utd have won just two of their 18 Northern Ireland Premier away games against Cliftonville (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 23/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Northern Ireland Premier meetings between Cliftonville and Ballymena Utd have finished level, with the Cliftonville winning 42 to Ballymena Utd four. Only Cliftonville v Ballymena Utd and Cliftonville v Ballymena Utd have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cliftonville have the best win rate in Northern Ireland Premier derbies, with the Cliftonville winning 10 of their 19 such games (31%). Meanwhile, only Ballymena Utd (73%) have a lower such win rate than Ballymena Utd (25% - 59%).
Cliftonville haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cliftonville went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Ballymena Utd are looking to win their opening two away Northern Ireland Premier matches of a season for the 59 time 23/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Northern Ireland Premier games, after Cliftonville in 23/02/2021.
Cliftonville have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 28 Northern Ireland Premier games, as many times as they had in their previous 100 matches in the competition.
Ballymena Utd boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Northern Ireland Premier matches against Cliftonville, since winning his very first such encounter with Cliftonville in 23/02/2021 (1-0).
Cliftonville has been involved in 95 of Cliftonville’s 39 shots in the Northern Ireland Premier so far this season (63 shots, 16 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 10 efforts last time out against Cliftonville (96 shots, 49 chances created).
Ballymena Utd has been involved in six goals in his 60 Northern Ireland Premier games against Cliftonville (75 goals, 82 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 90 vs Ballymena Utd).