Danske Bank Premiership Roundup Linfield Ballymena

After a break last week due to the Irish Cup taking centre stage we’re back to league action this weekend, starting tonight when Crusaders make the trip to the Newry Showgrounds to take on Darren Mullen’s Newry side.

A win for Crusaders tonight would see then leapfrog Ballymena into 2nd spot and trail current league leaders Linfield only by goal difference (assuming they don’t win by a cricket scoreline of course) going into tomorrow’s fixtures. Meanwhile, Newy can put a five-point gap between themselves and bottom side Ards with a win and could move to within a point of 10th placed Dungannon Swifts.

The last set of predictions took place on New Year’s Day and left the leaderboard looking like this:

1: Henry67
2: Bryan/Cameron66
4: Darren64
5: Keith O’D/Keith F/Rodney58
8: Adrian52

 

We have a new leader at the top as Henry was able to take advantage of a poor week from Cameron to move a point clear after predicting the correct results in the Ards v Linfield and Newry City v Institute matches. After managing to get himself off the bottom a few weeks ago Adrian only managed one point last time out and is starting to get cut adrift again but a good week at any stage can turn it all around.

Here’s a full list of this week’s fixtures, all games on Saturday at 3:00pm unless otherwise stated:

Newry City v Crusaders (Friday, 7:45pm)

Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville v Ards

Coleraine v Glenavon

Institute v Glentoran

Linfield v Warrenpoint Town

This week we give our current leader, Henry, the honour of going first:-

Henry

Newry City 0-4 Crusaders

Ballymena United 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 2-1 Ards

Coleraine 2-2 Glenavon

Institute 2-2 Glentoran

Linfield 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Rodney

Newry City 1-3 Crusaders

Ballymena United 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 3-0 Ards

Coleraine 2-1 Glenavon

Institute 2-1 Glentoran

Linfield 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Bryan

Newry City 0-3 Crusaders

Ballymena United 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 1-2 Ards

Coleraine 2-2 Glenavon

Institute 2-1 Glentoran

Linfield 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Cameron

Newry City 0-4 Crusaders

Ballymena United 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 0-1 Ards

Coleraine 2-2 Glenavon

Institute 2-1 Glentoran

Linfield 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Keith O’D

Newry City 1-4 Crusaders

Ballymena United 3-1 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 1-0 Ards

Coleraine 1-1 Glenavon

Institute 2-1 Glentoran

Linfield 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Adrian

Newry City 0-4 Crusaders

Ballymena United 2-2 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 3-0 Ards

Coleraine 3-1 Glenavon

Institute 2-2 Glentoran

Linfield 4-2 Warrenpoint Town

Keith F

Newry City 0-2 Crusaders

Ballymena United 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 4-2 Ards

Coleraine 2-1 Glenavon

Institute 1-2 Glentoran

Linfield 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Darren

Newry City 0-3 Crusaders

Ballymena United 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville 0-1 Ards

Coleraine 2-0 Glenavon

Institute 1-1 Glentoran

Linfield 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Well, we hope that you enjoy whatever game you’re heading off to this weekend and as usual Darren will be back to cover the weekend’s action next week. We also cover the Intermediate Leagues and are now relaunching our coverage of the Championship and Premier Intermediate League as well as plenty more.

If you agree or disagree with our predictions let us know on Twitter, @o_t_turnstile.

If you can’t wait until next week for more you can read Keith’s latest League of Ireland roundup HERE or Henry’s article on Linfield player Stephen Fallon HERE.