Danske Bank Premiership

Is there a tighter title chase anywhere in Europe at the moment? Linfield’s win over Cliftonville on Monday night saw them move back to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership but only goal difference separates them from Glentoran and the Reds, who sit 2nd and 3rd respectively. Also still in the hunt are Coleraine and Crusaders and even a good run of form from Larne could push them into contention, especially with the top six set to take points off each other after the split.

The full league table currently looks like this:-

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Linfield 23 16 2 5 48 17 31 50
2 Glentoran 24 15 5 4 51 26 25 50
3 Cliftonville 24 16 2 6 41 17 24 50
4 Crusaders 25 14 7 4 58 23 35 49
5 Coleraine 25 13 8 4 50 23 27 47
6 Larne 24 10 8 6 46 24 22 38
7 Glenavon 24 8 4 12 37 53 -16 28
8 Ballymena United 24 7 5 12 32 39 -7 26
9 Carrick Rangers 24 8 1 15 28 38 -10 25
10 Dungannon Swifts 23 5 3 15 25 66 -41 18
11 Institute 25 2 8 15 20 56 -36 14
12 Warrenpoint Town 25 4 1 20 17 71 -54 13

 

Tomorrow there are six top flight games being played, the top three will be expected to pick up maximum points but as you can see above, a mere goal conceded could change the entire look of the league table.

Here are the six fixtures all kicking off at 15:00 tomorrow:-

Ballymena United v Glenavon

Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville

Crusaders v Larne

Institute v Glentoran

Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town v Cliftonville

In our own writers’ prediction league Rodney and Cameron currently lead the way joint on 90 points with Bryan in 3rd place on 89. Adrian and Darren are hoping to take advantage of any slip-ups. Here is the full leaderboard:-

1: Cameron/Rodney 93
3: Bryan 89
4: Adrian 84
5: Darren 82
6: Keith 67

 

First up with his predictions this week is Cameron – as usual, it’s three points for a correct result and a point for a correct outcome:-

Cameron

Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 0-3 Cliftonville

Crusaders 2-2 Larne

Institute 1-4 Glentoran

Linfield 5-0 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Coleraine

Bryan

Ballymena United 1-0 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Cliftonville

Crusaders 2-0 Larne

Institute 1-2 Glentoran

Linfield 3-1 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 1-1 Coleraine

Darren

Ballymena United 1-0 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Cliftonville

Crusaders 2-0 Larne

Institute 1-2 Glentoran

Linfield 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Coleraine

Rodney

Ballymena United 1-2 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Cliftonville

Crusaders 3-1 Larne

Institute 0-3 Glentoran

Linfield 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Coleraine

Keith

Ballymena United 0-0 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-0 Cliftonville

Crusaders 0-1 Larne

Institute 1-1 Glentoran

Linfield 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Coleraine

Adrian

Ballymena United 2-0 Glenavonm

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Cliftonville

Crusaders 2-0 Larne

Institute 1-1 Glentoran

Linfield 4-0 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 1-1 Coleraine