There is another midweek Danske Bank Premiership fix tonight, including a game being shown live under the Sky Sports cameras.

After picking up their first win of 2021 last Tuesday night against Glenavon, Larne’s title hopes took another dent on Saturday when they could only manage a draw at home to Warrenpoint, who are now unbeaten in two games.

Defending champions, Linfield, were able to take full advantage of the slip up by Tiernan Lynch’s side, they comfortably beat Portadown to move five points clear at the top of the table.

Bottom side Carrick picked up only their second win of the season on Saturday when goals from Mark Surgenor and Jordan Gibson sealed a 2-0 victory against fellow strugglers, Dungannon Swifts. Carrick will hope to make it two in a row tonight but will have to be on top of their game as they host Linfield in a game being shown live on Sky Sports.

Dungannon and Portadown also have tricky games tonight, they face Crusaders and Larne respectively as they try to move themselves away from bottom spot.

The announcement last week that there will be no 2020-2021 season for The Championship and Premier Intermediate League (PIL) mean that there is no relegation from the Premiership this season but no one will be wanting to have to improve on finishing bottom.

All of tonight’s games kick off at 19:45: –

Carrick Rangers v Linfield (live on Sky Sports)

Cliftonville v Warrenpoint Town

Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders (postponed due to frozen pitch)

Glenavon v Coleraine (postponed due to frozen pitch)

Glentoran v Ballymena United (postponed due to frozen pitch)

Larne v Portadown

Here is the full Danske Bank Premiership table after the weekend’s games: –

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Linfield 16 12 1 3 43 19 24 37
2 Larne 16 9 5 2 28 14 14 32
3 Crusaders 17 9 3 5 34 20 14 30
4 Coleraine 16 8 3 5 25 19 6 27
5 Ballymena United 15 7 2 6 22 16 6 23
6 Cliftonville 17 6 4 7 25 23 2 22
7 Glentoran 15 5 6 4 23 14 9 21
8 Glenavon 14 4 5 5 21 24 -3 17
9 Warrenpoint Town 15 4 4 7 14 25 -11 16
10 Dungannon Swifts 15 3 2 10 9 32 -23 11
11 Portadown 14 2 4 8 14 32 -18 10
12 Carrick Rangers 12 2 1 9 9 29 -20 7

 

Up first today with their predictions for tonight’s games is Carrick fan, Adrian. As always it is three points for a correct prediction and a point for predicting an outcome correctly.

Adrian

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Linfield

Cliftonville 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Larne 4-0 Portadown

Richard

Carrick Rangers 1-0 Linfield

Cliftonville 0-1 Warrenpoint Town

Larne 0-0 Portadown

Darren

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Linfield

Cliftonville 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Larne 1-0 Portadown

Rodney

Carrick Rangers 0-3 Linfield

Cliftonville 3-1 Warrenpoint Town

Larne 3-0 Portadown

Cameron

Carrick Rangers 0-4 Linfield

Cliftonville 0-0 Warrenpoint Town

Larne 2-0 Portadown

Here is the current prediction league leaderboard: –

1. Cameron 70
2. Rodney 66
3. Adrian 46
4. Darren 44
5. Richard 37
6. Keith 36