Danske Bank Premiership

Tonight sees the start of this weekend’s Danske Bank Premiership action as Newry City make the lengthy journey to Coleraine Showgrounds to face off against Rodney McAree’s Bannsiders, this match is being shown live on BBC2NI. The remaining five fixtures in the league take place tomorrow and are as follows:

Ards v Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United v Linfield
Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon v Institute
Glentoran v Crusaders

Last week was a relatively low scoring week for our panel of ‘experts’, Darren was the top scorer with five points as he correctly backed a 2-1 win for Ballymena over Newry and also wins for Crusaders and Glenavon.

Keith O’Dwyer was the only member of the team that thought Warrenpoint would pull off a surprise win over Coleraine bit predicted a 1-0 win rather than the 2-1 scoreline they did win by. Keith also correctly backed wins for Glenavon and Crusaders.

At the top of the table, Cameron may not have predicted any correct results but he accurately predicted the correct outcomes in four out of the six matches meaning he extended his lead at the top to two points. At the other end of the table Adrian is still bottom but now trials Keith F by just a point after scoring a solid four points last week.

Last week’s results leave the current leaderboard looking like this:

1: Cameron 44
2: Keith O’D 42
3: Bryan 40
4: Rodney/Darren 38
6: Henry 37
7: Keith F 35
8: Adrian 33

As always our panel will get a point for predicting the correct outcome and three points for predicting the correct result:

Adrian
Ards 1-1 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield
Cliftonville 1-1 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 4-0 Institute
Glentoran 1-3 Crusaders
Coleraine 5-0 Newry City

Bryan
Ards 1-2 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2-2 Linfield
Cliftonville 1-2 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 2-1 Institute
Glentoran 0-2 Crusaders
Coleraine 2-0 Newry City

Keith O’D
Ards 1-2 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena 2-3 Linfield
Cliftonville 2-0 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 2-0 Institute
Glentoran 1-1 Crusaders
Coleraine 3-1 Newry City

Henry
Ards 0-2 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2-2 Linfield
Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 2-1 Institute
Glentoran 1-3 Crusaders
Coleraine 3-1 Newry City

Keith F
Ards 1-2 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 0-2 Linfield
Cliftonville 1-0 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 2-0 Institute
Glentoran 1-1 Crusaders
Coleraine 2-0 Newry City

Rodney
Ards 2-0 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 2-2 Linfield
Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 3-0 Institute
Glentoran 1-2 Crusaders
Coleraine 2-0 Newry City

Darren
Ards 1-1 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 1-1 Linfield
Cliftonville 3-1 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 2-1 Institute
Glentoran 1-3 Crusaders
Coleraine 3-0 Newry City

Cameron
Ards 2-1 Warrenpoint Town
Ballymena United 1-3 Linfield
Cliftonville 1-1 Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon 3-2 Institute
Glentoran 0-2 Crusaders
Coleraine 4-1 Newry City

Good luck to everyone involved in this weekend’s matches, make sure to check back and see how our guys did with their predictions and if you agree disagree feel free to share your own predictions on our Twitter page @o_t_turnstile.

In the meantime, you can catch up on last week’s Premiership action by reading Darren’s Premiership roundup here. Also, the League of Ireland (LOI) may be in the off-season but that hasn’t stopped Keith O’D and Keith F keeping us up to date with all the latest goings-on south of the border both domestically and internationally so if you haven’t already be sure to give their latest articles a read.