Danske Bank Premiership

Three games in and Crusaders are the only team with a 100% record after Larne and Linfield both fell to defeat last week against Ballymena and Coleraine respectively; the Crues continued their perfect start with a 2-0 win over local rivals Cliftonville. In contrast, managerless Institute and Warrenpoint are still looking for their first points of the season.

Today there are five games taking place in the Danske Bank Premiership, Linfield’s game against Warrenpoint will be played at a later date.

This afternoon Crusaders host Larne in what is sure to be an interesting clash at Seaview. The newly-promoted County Antrim side brushed Warrenpoint and Carrick aside with ease but were brought crashing back down to earth last Saturday when they were beaten 4-2 by David Jeffrey’s Ballymena side.

Currently sitting second in the table, and also still unbeaten, are Kris Lindsay’s Dungannon Swifts side. Dungannon have fully deserved their current place in the table with a draw against Ballymena, a win away to Institute and perhaps most impressively a win last week against a Glentoran side that many have tipped to improve this season. Glenavon, in contrast, have had a mixed start to the season with a draw, defeat and win in their first three games leaving them in 7th place.

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

Ballymena United v Glentoran

Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville

Coleraine v Institute

Crusaders v Larne

Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

The full Danske Bank Premiership table looks like this:-

2Dungannon Swifts32108537
5Ballymena United21106424
9Carrick Rangers310235-23
12Warrenpoint Town3003012-120


Currently in our prediction league, Cameron is in the lead with 12 points but as expected it’s still very tight as bringing up the rear with six points is Keith so one week can see it all change. Here’s the full leaderboard:-

1: Cameron12
2: Bryan/Adrian10
4: Darren8
5: Rodney7
6. Keith6


First up this week with their predictions this week is Rodney and all our writers will be awarded three points for predicting the correct result and a point for the correct outcome.


Ballymena United 2-1 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Cliftonville

Coleraine 3-0 Institute

Crusaders 3-1 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Glenavon


Ballymena United 2-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Cliftonville

Coleraine 4-1 Institute

Crusaders 1-1 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 1-0 Glenavon


Ballymena United 3-2 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Cliftonville

Coleraine 4-0 Institute

Crusaders 4-2 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Glenavon


Ballymena United 1-0 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Cliftonville

Coleraine 3-0 Institute

Crusaders 2-1 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Glenavon


Ballymena United 2-1 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Cliftonville

Coleraine 3-0 Institute

Crusaders 3-0 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Glenavon


Ballymena United 1-1 Glentoran

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Cliftonville

Coleraine 2-1 Institute

Crusaders 1-0 Larne

Dungannon Swifts 2-2 Glenavon

Elsewhere, there are six Bluefin Sport Championship matches being played tomorrow with all of those games kicking off at 15:00:-

Ballinamallard United v Ballyclare Comrades

Knockbreda v Ards

Loughgall v Dundela

Newry City v PSNI

Portadown v Harland and Wolff Welders

Queens University v Dergview

Here’s how the Championship table looks after four games:-

4Ballyclare Comrades421112847
6Queens University420211836
7HW Welders4202410-66
8Newry City41127704
10Ballinamallard United411224-24


If you have your own predictions on today’s matches let us know on Twitter (@o_t_turnstile) and as always enjoy whatever game you’re heading to north or south of the border.