Football betting preview: Crusaders U20 vs Ballymena United U20

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Competition: Northern Ireland Premiership Development League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)

The two teams are enjoying a nice season so far and games like this one could be decisive. Read up on Crusaders U20 - Ballymena United U20!

Insights:
  • Crusaders U20 have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Premiership Development League
  • Ballymena United U20 have the most scored goals in the second half (16) in Premiership Development League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Crusaders U20 form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here as Crusaders U20 have scored 18 goals to get 15 points from 7 games. The overall stats in the Premiership Development League are 4-3-0 (wins-draws-losses). Crusaders haven’t lost a league-game in 16 attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Cliftonville U20, 646 days ago.

Crusaders U20's last game was hosting Glentoran U20 (placed 8th) and winning 3-0.

Preceding that game was the home draw versus Larne U20 that ended 1-1.

There will be little rest for Crusaders after this match as they are travelling to Portadown U20 for a Premiership Development League game in only four days.

Goals are plentiful in the league this season as Crusaders U20 has scored 18 goals here in 7 home games. Crusaders have only conceded 6 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Ballymena United U20 form and stats

Playing away, Ballymena United U20, who have the most clean sheets (2) away in Premiership Development League, have won 2 games, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in the Premiership Development League this season.

It's the second away game in a row for Ballymena, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Carrick Rangers U20 (placed 11th) in the Premiership Development League last time out.

A home win before that, celebrating 4-3 vs Glentoran U20.

After this away game Ballymena United U20 return home for a Premiership Development League game against Warrenpoint Town U20. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Ballymena are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 7 away goals from 6 games (in the league). Ballymena have conceded 9 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The participants have faced each other already this season, with the match result Crusaders - Ballymena United U20 0-0 entered in the official records. Data for the previous seven meetings between these two participants are: three wins for Crusaders, two draws and two wins for Ballymena United U20. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Crusaders U20 missing players

Ballymena United U20 missing players

Crusaders U20 Ballymena United U20
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 7 0 Played P 2 6 14
9 4 0 Won W 0 2 7
4 3 0 Drew D 0 2 3
0 0 0 Lost L 2 2 4
34 18 0 Scored S 1 7 31
12 6 0 Conceded C 7 9 26
92% 86% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 93%
85% 86% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 86%
77% 71% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 50% 64%
46% 43% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 57%
31% 43% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 33% 57%
54% 57% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 57%
46% 43% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 29%
8% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 21%
 
8.2 8.6 0 Corners for (avg) C F 2.5 2.5 3.9
4.5 3.6 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 4.2 3.6
0.9 0.6 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 0.7 0.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12.5 12.6 0 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 11.2 11.8
6.8 6.8 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 4.2 5.2
44% 41% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 28% 44%
 
8.8 9.6 0 Shots against (avg) S A 12.5 7.5 7.2
4.1 4.4 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 8.5 4.2 4
Key stats in Premiership Development League this season:
  • Ballymena United U20 have the most clean sheets (2) away in Premiership Development League
  • Ballymena United U20 have the most matches over the total-line (5) in Premiership Development League
  • Ballymena United U20 have the most scored goals in the second half (16) in Premiership Development League
  • Ballymena United U20 have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Crusaders U20 have created more than twice as many corners as Ballymena United U20.
  • Crusaders U20 have not yet lost a game.
  • Crusaders U20 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Crusaders U20 have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Ballymena United U20 have scored away.
  • Crusaders U20 have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Premiership Development League
  • Crusaders U20 have the the best goal difference (+22) in Premiership Development League
  • Crusaders U20 have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Crusaders U20 is in the best form (4-2-0) in Premiership Development League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Crusaders U20 13 9 4 0 34 12 7 4 3 0 18 6 6 5 1 0 16 6 22 31
2 Ballymena United U20 14 7 3 4 31 26 8 5 1 2 24 17 6 2 2 2 7 9 5 24
3 Glenavon U20 13 6 2 5 43 29 7 5 1 1 29 11 6 1 1 4 14 18 14 20
4 Cliftonville U20 13 6 2 5 30 29 5 2 2 1 13 8 8 4 0 4 17 21 1 20
5 Linfield U20 10 5 1 4 21 20 5 3 1 1 14 6 5 2 0 3 7 14 1 16
6 Larne U20 13 4 4 5 15 23 6 1 3 2 5 8 7 3 1 3 10 15 -8 16
7 Portadown U20 13 3 6 4 27 23 5 3 1 1 19 8 8 0 5 3 8 15 4 15
8 Glentoran U20 12 4 3 5 27 33 7 3 3 1 20 13 5 1 0 4 7 20 -6 15
9 Dungannon Swifts U20 11 4 2 5 31 31 6 4 0 2 24 15 5 0 2 3 7 16 0 14
10 Coleraine U20 11 4 1 6 28 24 7 3 0 4 16 14 4 1 1 2 12 10 4 13
11 Carrick Rangers U20 12 3 3 6 17 30 5 2 1 2 8 5 7 1 2 4 9 25 -13 12
12 Warrenpoint Town U20 13 1 5 7 12 36 6 1 2 3 5 10 7 0 3 4 7 26 -24 8