Danske Bank Premiership

It can’t get much tighter in the Danske Bank Premiership at the moment, only five points separate the top five teams and only goal difference separates the top three!!! Currently, it’s Crusaders who are in 1st place, last season’s champions Linfield are 4th but have played two games less than the three sides above them.

At the other end of the table the bottom two sides, Warrenpoint and Institute, have begun to close the gap on the sides above them after terrible starts to the campaign and Dungannon, who topped the table at one stage, could be in danger of getting sucked into the danger zone if they don’t get some points on the board soon.

You can read all about last week’s matches elsewhere on overtheturnstile.uk but here is the full league table for now:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Crusaders 18 11 5 2 45 18 27 38
2 Coleraine 18 11 5 2 41 16 25 38
3 Cliftonville 18 12 2 4 34 12 22 38
4 Linfield 16 12 0 4 38 11 27 36
5 Glentoran 17 10 3 4 38 22 16 33
6 Larne 17 6 6 5 31 17 14 24
7 Carrick Rangers 17 6 0 11 22 30 -8 18
8 Ballymena United 18 4 5 9 24 29 -5 17
9 Glenavon 16 5 2 9 22 43 -21 17
10 Dungannon Swifts 17 4 2 11 18 48 -30 14
11 Institute 18 2 6 10 15 38 -23 12
12 Warrenpoint Town 18 3 0 15 13 57 -44 9

 

In our Writers Prediction League, Cameron has snuck into a four-point lead but with only 11 points separating everyone a good or bad week for anyone can change things completely. Here is the full leaderboard:-

1: Cameron 67
2: Rodney 63
3: Adrian 61
4: Bryan/Darren 58
6: Keith 56

 

Tomorrow there are six Danske Bank Premiership fixtures taking place, with all games kicking off at 15:00 unless otherwise stated:-

Carrick Rangers v Institute

Coleraine v Glentoran

Crusaders v Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon v Larne

Linfield v Cliftonville

Up first this week with their predictions is Rodney, as always it’s three points for getting a result correct and a point for a correct outcome.

Rodney

Carrick Rangers 2-0 Institute

Coleraine 2-1 Glentoran

Crusaders 3-0 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon 2-2 Larne

Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville

Bryan

Carrick Rangers 2-2 Institute

Coleraine 2-2 Glentoran

Crusaders 2-0 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon 1-3 Larne

Linfield 1-1 Cliftonville

Darren

Carrick Rangers 1-1 Institute

Coleraine 1-3 Glentoran

Crusaders 3-0 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Warrenpoint Town1

Glenavon 1-2 Larne

Linfield 0-0 Cliftonville

Keith

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Institute

Coleraine 0-3 Glentoran

Crusaders 1-1 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon 0-1 Larne

Linfield 1-2 Cliftonville

Adrian

Carrick Rangers 3-1 Institute

Coleraine 2-1 Glentoran

Crusaders 3-1 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 3-1 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon 1-1 Larne

Linfield 3-2 Cliftonville

Cameron

Carrick Rangers 2-1 Institute

Coleraine 1-1 Glentoran

Crusaders 3-0 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon 0-2 Larne

Linfield 2-2 Cliftonville