Danske Bank Premiership

We’re back for our last set of Danske Bank Premiership fixtures before Christmas and we have a full game of fixtures this week in the Danske Bank Premiership, our writing team will be giving their predictions later in the article.

The action kicks off tonight when Ballymena welcome Glenavon to the Ballymena Showgrounds, both these sides are currently level on points in 7th and 8th in the league with David Jeffrey’s United side ahead on goal difference. A win for either side would move them to within two points of Larne who occupy the final top six spot at the moment, anything less than three points for either side could see Carrick or Dungannon seek to close the gap when they play tomorrow.

The top four in the Premiership are currently only separated by four points and tomorrow they all play each other. Current leaders Linfield play 3rd placed Crusaders and while that game takes place at Windsor Park, Oran Kearney’s Coleraine side will hope to take advantage of any slip when they take on Cliftonville across the city.

The full fixture list for this weekend is as follows, all games kick off tomorrow at 15:00 unless otherwise stated:-

Ballymena United v Glenavon (tonight at 19:45)

Carrick Rangers v Glentoran

Cliftonville v Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts v Institute

Linfield v Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town v Larne

The Premiership league table going into the pre-Christmas set of games is looking like this:-

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Linfield18140441113042
2Coleraine20117245202540
3Crusaders20116346202639
4Cliftonville19122534132138
5Glentoran19105441251635
6Larne1977536201628
7Ballymena United206592831-323
8Glenavon1972102847-1923
9Carrick Rangers1970122531-621
10Dungannon Swifts1952122352-2917
11Institute2026121645-2912
12Warrenpoint Town2030171462-489

 

At the minute in our prediction league, Cameron currently leads the way and is sitting four points clear with 70 points. Following him, and level on 66 points, are Rodney and Adrian. The full leaderboard reads like:-

1: Cameron70
2: Rodney/Adrian66
4: Bryan64
5: Darren59
6: Keith57

 

As always the writers will get three points for a correct result and a point for the correct outcome, current leader Cameron is first up this week.

Cameron

Ballymena United 2-0 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 0-3 Glentoran

Cliftonville 2-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Institute

Linfield 2-2 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 1-4 Larne

Adrian

Ballymena United 2-2 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 2-3 Glentoran

Cliftonville 2-0 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Institute

Linfield 1-0 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 0-3 Larne

Rodney

Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Glentoran

Cliftonville 2-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

Linfield 2-1 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Larne

Bryan

Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Glentoran

Cliftonville 2- 2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

Linfield 1-2 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Larne

Keith

Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-1 Glentoran

Cliftonville 1-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Institute

Linfield 1-1 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 1-1 Larne

Darren

Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Glentoran

Cliftonville 2-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Institute

Linfield 1-1 Crusaders

Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Larne

Tomorrow there is also a full set of Bluefin Sport Championship games with the following fixtures taking place tomorrow at 15:00 unless otherwise stated:-

Harland and Wolff Welders v Ballyclare Comrades (tomorrow at 14:00)

Knockbreda v Dergview (tomorrow at 14:00)

Queens University v Ballinamallard United (tomorrow at 14:00)

Ards v Loughgall

Newry City v Dundela

Portadown v PSNI

Here is the Championship league table:-

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Portadown21144343182546
2Ballinamallard United21141651213043
3Loughgall20123543271639
4Dundela209563030032
5Ards198473130128
6Newry City1983836251127
7Ballyclare Comrades207493836225
8Queens University2081114244-225
9HW Welders1963103144-1321
10PSNI1952122664-3817
11Dergview1743102028-815
12Knockbreda1943122347-2415

 

There also four Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (PIL) games tomorrow, kicking off at 15:00 unless otherwise stated:-

Dollingstown v Banbridge Town (tomorrow at 14:00)

Annagh United v Armagh City

Limavady United v Portstewart

Moyola Park v Tobermore United

Here is the PIL table:-

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Annagh United7601189918
2Portstewart75201761117
3Newington YC7412810-213
4Bangor64021910912
5Lisburn Distillery833277012
6Dollingstown630310649
7Armagh City6123815-75
8Limavady Utd61141117-64
9Moyola Park6114814-64
10Banbridge Town7043410-64
11Tobermore United6024814-62

 

You can let us know your own predictions on our Twitter page, @o_t_turnstile, and we’ll see you again next week.