Linfield moved a step closer to their third Danske Bank Premiership title in a row at the weekend thanks to a 2-0 win against the leagues bottom side Dungannon Swifts, their nearest challengers Coleraine could only manage a goalless draw against Glenavon meaning David Healy’s side are now nine points clear at the top.

Crusaders briefly managed to move back into the top half thanks to Aidan Wilson’s goal secured victory against Ballymena on Friday night but a 5-0 win the following day for Cliftonville over Warrenpoint saw them slip back down to 7th place.

Glentoran made it four wins in a row and held onto 3rd spot thanks to goals from Ruaidhrí Donnelly (2), Robbie McDaid and Andrew Mitchell helped them to a convincing win against Portadown.

Here are the full results from the weekend’s fixtures: –

Ballymena United 0-1 Crusaders

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Linfield

Coleraine 0-0 Glenavon

Glentoran 4-0 Portadown

Larne 3-0 Carrick Rangers

Warrenpoint Town 0-5 Cliftonville

And here is how the league table now stands: –

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Linfield 29 20 3 6 69 28 41 63
2 Coleraine 28 16 6 6 42 25 17 54
3 Glentoran 27 15 6 6 49 22 27 51
4 Larne 28 13 9 6 45 28 17 48
5 Cliftonville 28 13 7 8 43 30 13 46
6 Ballymena United 29 13 6 10 44 31 13 45
7 Crusaders 29 14 3 12 48 36 12 45
8 Glenavon 28 10 10 8 44 44 0 40
9 Warrenpoint Town 27 6 8 13 27 50 -23 26
10 Portadown 27 4 6 17 30 59 -29 18
11 Carrick Rangers 28 4 5 19 26 68 -42 17
12 Dungannon Swifts 28 4 3 21 17 63 -46 15

 

There is a full programme of games being played midweek, including a meeting between the top two at Windsor Park. A win for Oran Kearney’s Coleraine side is crucial as it would reduce the gap between the two sides to six points and leave the Bannsiders with a game in hand and a defeat could leave them with two big a gap to overturn.

Here is the full fixture list, all games take place tonight (Tuesday 6th April 2021) and kick off at 19:45 unless otherwise stated: –

Ballymena United v Glentoran (Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 19:30 – streamed live on BBC iPlayer)

Carrick Rangers v Crusaders

Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town

Portadown v Larne

Linfield v Coleraine (Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 19:45 – live on Sky Sports)

Here are the guys predictions for the midweek games, starting with Richard.

Richard

Ballymena United 3-0 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-0 Crusaders

Cliftonville 1-2 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 0-1 Warrenpoint Town

Portadown 0-0 Larne

Linfield 1-0 Coleraine

Adrian

Ballymena United 1-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-4 Crusaders

Cliftonville 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Portadown 0-2 Larne

Linfield 1-1 Coleraine

Rodney

Ballymena United 1-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Crusaders

Cliftonville 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Portadown 1-3 Larne

Linfield 2-0 Coleraine

Darren

Ballymena United 0-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-3 Crusaders

Cliftonville 5-0 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Portadown 0-2 Larne

Linfield 0-0 Coleraine

Cameron

Ballymena United 1-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-5 Crusaders

Cliftonville 4-0 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 3-1 Warrenpoint Town

Portadown 0-3 Larne

Linfield 2-1 Coleraine

As usual it is three points for a correct result and a point for a correct outcome, here is the current leaderboard: –

1. Rodney 136
2. Cameron 113
3. Darren 89
4. Adrian 88
5. Richard 86