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:-

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Linfield23162548173150
2Glentoran24155451262550
3Cliftonville24162641172450
4Crusaders25147458233549
5Coleraine25138450232747
6Larne24108646242238
7Glenavon2484123753-1628
8Ballymena United2475123239-726
9Carrick Rangers2481152838-1025
10Dungannon Swifts2353152566-4118
11Institute2528152056-3614
12Warrenpoint Town2541201771-5413

 

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/Rodney93
3: Bryan89
4: Adrian84
5: Darren82
6: Keith67

 

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