Danske Bank Premiership

We’re back again as our team try to predict how each weekend’s fixtures in the Danske Bank Premiership are going to go.

Last week was a tough week for our team as only two panelists managed to correctly predict the correct score from any fixtures. Bryan was the only member of the team that thought Dungannon would come away with three points against Institute and also correctly predicted they would win 2-1, this along with predicting the correct outcome from two other matches means Bryan moves up into second place.

The biggest scorer last week though was Cameron who correctly predicted a 3-1 win for Cliftonville live on Sky against Newry, a 2-1 win for Ballymena against Glentoran and a victory for Crusaders against Ards. This was enough to move Cameron into first place with Keith O’D.

At the minute the full league table looks like this:

  1. Keith O’D/Cameron 34
  2. Bryan 31
  3. Rodney/Keith F 29
  4. Darren 28
  5. Henry 27
  6. Adrian 25

This weekend there is a full set of fixtures with all the games taking place today. All matches kick off at 3:00pm unless otherwise stated:

Institute v Linfield (1:00pm kick off)
Ballymena United v Cliftonville
Coleraine v Glentoran
Crusaders v Glenavon
Newry City v Ards
Warrenpoint Town v Dungannon Swifts

Tomorrow sees significant fixtures for teams at both ends of the table, perhaps the most interesting fixture comes at the foot of the table as the bottom two sides Newry and Ards meet at the Newry Showgrounds. A win for Darren Mullen’s side would see them leapfrog Colin Nixon’s side in a vital fight against relegation.

Elsewhere Cliftonville will hope to edge ahead of Ballymena as 3rd and 4th meet and a tasty fixture at Seaview sees last season’s champions, Crusaders, welcome Gary Hamilton’s table-topping Glenavon side who will be hoping to keep pace at the top of the tree.

Here are our team’s predictions for today’s games:-

Keith F

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

Darren

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

Adrian

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

Bryan

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

Rodney

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

Henry

Institute 0 Linfield 2
Ballymena United 2 Cliftonville 1
Coleraine 2 Glentoran 1
Crusaders 2 Glenavon 2
Newry City 1 Ards1
Warrenpoint Town 1 Dungannon Swifts 1

Keith O’D

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

Cameron

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

Make sure you check back next week to see how the guys get on with their predictions and as always if you disagree with our predictions you can share your own with us on Twitter @o_t_turnstile.

In the meantime, you can catch up on this week’s Danske Bank Premiership action by reading Darren’s weekly roundup HERE.