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:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Linfield 18 14 0 4 41 11 30 42
2 Coleraine 20 11 7 2 45 20 25 40
3 Crusaders 20 11 6 3 46 20 26 39
4 Cliftonville 19 12 2 5 34 13 21 38
5 Glentoran 19 10 5 4 41 25 16 35
6 Larne 19 7 7 5 36 20 16 28
7 Ballymena United 20 6 5 9 28 31 -3 23
8 Glenavon 19 7 2 10 28 47 -19 23
9 Carrick Rangers 19 7 0 12 25 31 -6 21
10 Dungannon Swifts 19 5 2 12 23 52 -29 17
11 Institute 20 2 6 12 16 45 -29 12
12 Warrenpoint Town 20 3 0 17 14 62 -48 9

 

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: Cameron 70
2: Rodney/Adrian 66
4: Bryan 64
5: Darren 59
6: Keith 57

 

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:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Portadown 21 14 4 3 43 18 25 46
2 Ballinamallard United 21 14 1 6 51 21 30 43
3 Loughgall 20 12 3 5 43 27 16 39
4 Dundela 20 9 5 6 30 30 0 32
5 Ards 19 8 4 7 31 30 1 28
6 Newry City 19 8 3 8 36 25 11 27
7 Ballyclare Comrades 20 7 4 9 38 36 2 25
8 Queens University 20 8 1 11 42 44 -2 25
9 HW Welders 19 6 3 10 31 44 -13 21
10 PSNI 19 5 2 12 26 64 -38 17
11 Dergview 17 4 3 10 20 28 -8 15
12 Knockbreda 19 4 3 12 23 47 -24 15

 

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:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Annagh United 7 6 0 1 18 9 9 18
2 Portstewart 7 5 2 0 17 6 11 17
3 Newington YC 7 4 1 2 8 10 -2 13
4 Bangor 6 4 0 2 19 10 9 12
5 Lisburn Distillery 8 3 3 2 7 7 0 12
6 Dollingstown 6 3 0 3 10 6 4 9
7 Armagh City 6 1 2 3 8 15 -7 5
8 Limavady Utd 6 1 1 4 11 17 -6 4
9 Moyola Park 6 1 1 4 8 14 -6 4
10 Banbridge Town 7 0 4 3 4 10 -6 4
11 Tobermore United 6 0 2 4 8 14 -6 2

 

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