2nd placed Coleraine managed to make one of their games in hands over league leaders, Linfield, count during the week when they beat a now 5th placed Larne by two goals to nil at The Coleraine Showgrounds, the goals coming from Curtis Allen and James McLaughlin.

Ballymena continued their rise up the table as a Steven Gordon own goal and a late Shay McCartan strike secured a 2-0 win for David Jeffrey’s side over a Carrick side who suffered their 18th defeat of the season, the win moved the Sky Blues into 4th place in the table.

In North Belfast, Crusaders have slipped into the bottom half of the table but they did manage to stop a run of four defeats in a row thanks to a 2-1 victory against Portadown at Shamrock Park and in the final game played on Tuesday night Glenavon thrashed bottom side Dungannon 4-0.

Here is the league table after Tuesday night’s games: –

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Linfield 28 19 3 6 67 28 39 60
2 Coleraine 27 16 5 6 42 25 17 53
3 Glentoran 26 14 6 6 45 22 23 48
4 Ballymena United 28 13 6 9 44 30 14 45
5 Larne 27 12 9 6 42 28 14 45
6 Cliftonville 27 12 7 8 38 30 8 43
7 Crusaders 28 13 3 12 47 36 11 42
8 Glenavon 27 10 9 8 44 44 0 39
9 Warrenpoint Town 26 6 8 12 27 45 -18 26
10 Portadown 26 4 6 16 30 55 -25 18
11 Carrick Rangers 27 4 5 18 26 65 -39 17
12 Dungannon Swifts 27 4 3 20 17 61 -44 15

 

Between tonight (Friday 2nd April 2021) and tomorrow there is a full programme of six Danske Bank Premiership fixtures, with the following games taking place tomorrow at 15:00 unless otherwise stated: –

Ballymena United v Crusaders (Friday 2nd April 2021 at 19:30 – streamed live on BBC iPlayer)

Coleraine v Glenavon

Glentoran v Portadown

Larne v Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town v Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts v Linfield (Saturday 3rd April 2021 at 17:30 – streamed live on BBC iPlayer)

In our writer’s prediction league Darren managed to overtake Richard during the week after correctly predicting a 2-0 win for Coleraine and victories for Ballymena and Glenavon while Richard could only manage three points for predicting Coleraine, Ballymena and Crusaders wins.

Rodney was the top scorer in midweek and extended his lead to the top to 21 points, predicting the correct outcome in all four games and getting the scorelines in the Coleraine v Larne and Portadown v Crusaders games exactly correct.

For this reason, Rodney leads the way with his predictions for the weekend: –

Rodney

Ballymena United 2-1 Crusaders

Coleraine 2-1 Glenavon

Glentoran 3-0 Portadown

Larne 3-0 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 2-2 Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts 0-3 Linfield

Darren

Ballymena United 0-0 Crusaders

Coleraine 2-0 Glenavon

Glentoran 3-0 Portadown

Larne 3-0 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts 0-5 Linfield

Adrian

Ballymena United 1-1 Crusaders

Coleraine 3-1 Glenavon

Glentoran 1-1 Portadown

Larne 3-1 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts 0-5 Linfield

Cameron

Ballymena United 2-2 Crusaders

Coleraine 2-0 Glenavon

Glentoran 3-1 Portadown

Larne 4-0 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts 0-6 Linfield

Richard

Ballymena United 2-0 Crusaders

Coleraine 3-0 Glenavon

Glentoran 1-2 Portadown

Larne 1-0 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Cliftonville

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Linfield

Here is the current prediction league leaderboard: –

1. Rodney 131
2. Cameron 109
3. Adrian 85
4: Darren 83
5: Richard 82