Danske Bank Premiership

We’ve a full programme of Danske Bank Premiership football this week as we’re now six games into the 2019-20 season. Currently, Crusaders are four points clear at the top of the table and along with Oran Kearney’s Coleraine side remain unbeaten at this stage.

Glentoran have had a strong start to the season with only one defeat in their opening six games and they’ve come away from tricky games against Ballymena and Larne with maximum points. Champions Linfield are lurking lower down the table in 7th spot but bear in mind they have played as many as three games less than most other teams due to their European exploits.

At the other end of the table Institute and Warrenpoint are still on the lookout for their first wins of the season and occupy the bottom two spots in the table with Carrick and, perhaps more surprisingly, Glenavon just above them.

Here is the full Danske Bank Premiership table:-

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Crusaders 6 5 1 0 20 2 18 16
2 Coleraine 6 3 3 0 16 5 11 12
3 Glentoran 6 3 2 1 12 8 4 11
4 Ballymena United 5 3 1 1 12 6 6 10
5 Cliftonville 6 3 1 2 10 6 4 10
6 Dungannon Swifts 6 3 1 2 10 14 -4 10
7 Larne 5 2 1 2 13 9 4 7
8 Linfield 3 2 0 1 6 5 1 6
9 Glenavon 5 1 1 3 5 10 -5 4
10 Carrick Rangers 5 1 0 4 3 7 -4 3
11 Institute 6 0 1 5 3 18 -15 1
12 Warrenpoint Town 5 0 0 5 1 21 -20 0

 

The matches that jump out at me tomorrow are the derby matches between Ballymena and Coleraine and Linfield and Glentoran. To make matters more interesting all these sides have had strong starts to the season so there’s more than just bragging rights up for grabs.

Elsewhere, still managerless Institute take on a Larne side who have had a taste of how tough the top flight is and Glenavon make the trip to Seaview to take on current table toppers Crusaders.

The full fixture list is as follows with all games kicking off tomorrow at 15:00 unless otherwise stated:-

Institute v Larne (tomorrow at 14:00)

Ballymena United v Coleraine

Crusaders v Glenavon

Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

Linfield v Glentoran

Warrenpoint Town v Carrick Rangers

In our own prediction lead Carrick Rangers fan, Adrian, currently leads the way but only seven points separate everyone so every point counts.

Here is the full prediction league table:-

1: Adrian 25
2: Cameron 22
3: Bryan 19
4: Darren/Rodney/Keith 18

 

Our league leader, Adrian, is up first with his predictions this week and as always it’s three points for getting the result correct and a point for the correct outcome.

Adrian

Institute 1-3 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 1-1 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 4-0 Glenavon

Linfield 2-1 Glentoran

Ballymena United 2-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Cliftonville

Bryan

Institute 0-4 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 2-0 Glenavon

Linfield 2-2 Glentoran

Ballymena United 1-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Cliftonville

Cameron

Institute 0-3 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 3-1 Glenavon

Linfield 1-1 Glentoran

Ballymena United 1-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Cliftonville

Keith

Institute 0-3 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 1-1 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 1-0 Glenavon

Linfield 0-0 Glentoran

Ballymena United 2-4 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Cliftonville

Rodney

Institute 0-3 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 2-1 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 3-0 Glenavon

Linfield 2-0 Glentoran

Ballymena United 2-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-3 Cliftonville

Darren

Institute 0-5 Larne

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Carrick Rangers

Crusaders 3-0 Glenavon

Linfield 2-2 Glentoran

Ballymena United 1-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Cliftonville

Tomorrow there are also six Bluefin Sport Championship fixtures all kicking off at 15:00:-

Ards v Ballyclare Comrades

Dundela v Harland and Wolff Welders

Loughgall v Ballinamallard United

Newry City v Dergview

Portadown v Queens University

PSNI v Knockbreda

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Loughgall 7 5 2 0 19 9 10 17
2 Portadown 7 5 1 1 18 3 15 16
3 Dundela 7 4 2 1 12 6 6 14
4 Ballinamallard United 7 3 1 3 9 5 4 10
5 Ards 7 3 1 3 10 11 -1 10
6 Queens University 7 3 0 4 14 16 -2 9
7 PSNI 7 3 0 4 11 21 -10 9
8 Newry City 7 2 2 3 11 11 0 8
9 Dergview 7 2 1 4 9 10 -1 7
10 Ballyclare Comrades 7 2 1 4 17 20 -3 7
11 HW Welders 7 2 1 4 6 16 -10 7
12 Knockbreda 7 1 2 4 7 15 -8 5

 

There’s no Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (PIL) fixtures tomorrow due to regional cup competitions but here is how that table is currently looking:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Annagh United 2 2 0 0 5 2 3 6
2 Portstewart 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 4
3 Armagh City 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
4 Dollingstown 2 1 0 1 5 1 4 3
5 Bangor 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
6 Newington YC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
7 Lisburn Distillery 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
8 Tobermore United 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 1
9 Moyola Park 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
10 Banbridge Town 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 0
11 Limavady Utd 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 0

 

Join us again next week on overtheturnstile.uk when we hope to look back at all the matches in the top two divisions in Northern Ireland.