Danske Bank Premiership

You can remind yourselves of our predictions for today’s SSE Airtricity League match here but today we’re focusing on the Danske Bank Premiership matches that take place tonight, of which there are six.

Tonight is the penultimate set of matches in the league and all the attention is at the bottom of the table, where Ards and Newry are separated only by goal difference with Ards currently holding the upper hand. Remember, whichever team finishes bottom goes straight down while the team in 11th faces a two-legged play-off with a team from the Championship.

Today Ards are at home to Dungannon and Newry make a lengthy trip to eighth-placed Institute. The full fixture list for tonight is as follows, all games kick off at 7:45pm:-

Ards v Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United v Glenavon

Coleraine v Crusaders

Glentoran v Warrenpoint Town

Institute v Newry City

Linfield v Cliftonville

Going into tonight’s games here is how the Danske Bank Premiership looks:-

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Linfield 36 25 6 5 71 25 46 81
2 Ballymena United 36 22 6 8 76 44 32 72
3 Glenavon 36 19 10 7 67 42 25 67
4 Crusaders 36 20 5 11 66 48 18 65
5 Cliftonville 36 19 4 13 69 57 12 61
6 Coleraine 36 14 10 12 54 52 2 52
7 Glentoran 36 12 9 15 54 51 3 45
8 Institute 36 12 5 19 48 69 -21 41
9 Dungannon Swifts 36 10 9 17 43 64 -21 39
10 Warrenpoint Town 36 10 7 19 48 76 -28 37
11 Ards 36 5 8 23 29 62 -33 23
12 Newry City 36 6 5 25 30 65 -35 23

 

As well as being the penultimate set of fixtures in the Danske Bank Premiership, it’s also the penultimate set of fixtures for our Danske Bank Premiership prediction league. At the moment Henry holds a two-point lead at the top but with only seven points between the top seven, anyone can still come away with the prediction king crown, even Keith Fitzsimons, albeit it may take a minor miracle or two for that particular outcome.

Here’s our current leaderboard:-

1: Henry 109
2: Keith O’D/Bryan 107
4: Adrian 105
5: Cameron 104
6: Darren 103
7: Rodney 102
8: Keith F 84

 

Today Keith O’Dwyer is first up with his predictions, as always our writers will get three points for predicting the correct result and a point for predicting the correct outcome:-

Keith O’D

Ards 0-0 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 1-0 Glenavon

Coleraine 1-2 Crusaders

Glentoran 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 0-0 Newry City

Linfield 1-1 Cliftonville

Darren

Ards 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon

Coleraine 1-1 Crusaders

Glentoran 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 1-0 Newry City

Linfield 0-0 Cliftonville

Henry

Ards 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 2-2 Glenavon

Coleraine 0-0 Crusaders

Glentoran 3-1 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 2-1 Newry City

Linfield 2-2 Cliftonville

Cameron

Ards 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 1-2 Glenavon

Coleraine 0-0 Crusaders

Glentoran 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 1-1 Newry City

Linfield 2-1 Cliftonville

Adrian

Ards 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 1-2 Glenavon

Coleraine 1-2 Crusaders

Glentoran 3-2 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 3-0 Newry City

Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville

Rodney

Ards 1-2 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 1-0 Glenavon

Coleraine 1-2 Crusaders

Glentoran 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 2-1 Newry City

Linfield 2-1 Cliftonville

Bryan

Ards 0-2 Dungannon Swifts

Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon

Coleraine 0-1 Crusaders

Glentoran 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Institute 2-0 Newry City

Linfield 1-0 Cliftonville

Keith F

Linfield 2-1 Cliftonville

Institute 2-3 Newry City

Glentoran 3-1 Warrenpoint Town

Coleraine 0-2 Crusaders

Ballymena United 3-1 Glenavon

Ards 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

There are also three matches taking part in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (PIL) tonight, all kicking off at the slightly earlier time of 6:45pm:-

Banbridge Town v Annagh United

Portstewart v Sport and Leisure Swifts

Queens University v Tobermore United

The Easter football also continues tomorrow with the following Danske Bank Premiership fixtures taking place, all at 8:00pm:-

Cliftonville v Comber Rec

Derry City v Glentoran

Sion Swifts v Crusaders

We hope that this season we will be covering the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership as much as possible, with a weekly roundup so watch this space.

You can read up on Saturday’s matches by checking out Darren’s Premiership roundup here. Also if you’re not sure how European qualification will be working in the league this season with the current standings, you can check out Darren’s breakdown here.