Five things you need to know: Glenavon v Ballymena United

Five things you need to know: Glenavon v Ballymena United

Gary Hamilton and David Jeffrey embrace before a game between Glenavon and Ballymena United.

Michael Scott

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Glenavon and Ballymena United go to battle at Mourneview Park on Saturday with the Lurgan Blues hunting down the Sky Blues for a place in the top six.

Just three points separates the sides going into the game, with Glenavon having a game in hand.

As part of our build-up on Your Lurgan, here's five stats worth knowing before the big game, which you can see on 247.tv/niprem for £5, and free if you are a season ticket holder.

  1. This is the 81st meeting of these two sides since 1990 - Glenavon have won the majority of those with 42 wins, while Ballymena have won 23 and 15 draws.
  2. Ballymena have lost just one of their last 12 games, losing last Saturday to Crusaders at the Showgrounds. Glenavon are unbeaten in their last five.
  3. Glenavon have won the last three meetings of these two sides and four of the last five. Ballymena’s last win in this fixture came on December 20, 2019 when a last minute Cathair Friel goal gave them the victory.
  4. Glenavon are unbeaten in their last seven home games. Ballymena are unbeaten in their last four away games.
  5. The last time these two teams drew was in April 2018 when the game finished in a rare 0-0 stalemate.

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