It is the penultimate round of fixtures in the Danske Bank Premiership tonight (Tuesday 25th May 2021) with the top two meeting at The Coleraine Showgrounds in a game being streamed live on BBC iPlayer.

Linfield, fresh of the back of winning the Irish Cup on Friday night, need a point to secure their third consecutive league title. Anything less for David Healy’s side means the title race will go to the last game of the season on Saturday.

There are still two European spots up for grabs with Glentoran and Larne meeting tonight in the race for 3rd spot, the Glens currently hold the spot and a win for Mick McDermott’s side will secure a second consecutive year of European football in East Belfast.

The final European spot will be determined via the European play-offs, whichever of Glentoran and Larne miss out on 3rd spot will be joined by Cliftonville, Crusaders and either Glenavon or Ballymena. Currently, Glenavon occupy the final play-off spot and are three points clear of Ballymena but David Jeffrey’s side do have a significantly better goal difference so there the Lurgan Blues can afford no slip ups.

Here are the current league standings: –

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Linfield 36 23 5 8 80 37 43 74
2 Coleraine 36 20 9 7 54 33 21 69
3 Glentoran 36 18 11 7 62 32 30 65
4 Larne 36 18 10 8 63 38 25 64
5 Cliftonville 36 17 8 11 58 39 19 59
6 Crusaders 36 16 5 15 61 47 14 53
7 Glenavon 36 16 10 10 65 61 4 58
8 Ballymena United 36 16 7 13 60 42 18 55
9 Portadown 36 9 6 21 44 72 -28 33
10 Warrenpoint Town 36 8 9 19 35 70 -35 33
11 Carrick Rangers 36 5 8 23 31 83 -52 23
12 Dungannon Swifts 36 4 4 28 19 78 -59 16

 

Here is the full fixture list for tonight, with all games kicking off at 19:45 unless otherwise stated: –

Coleraine v Linfield (Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 19:30 – streamed live on BBC iPlayer)

Ballymena United v Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

Cliftonville v Crusaders

Larne v Glentoran

Portadown v Dungannon Swifts

First up with predictions for this latest round of fixtures is Adrian, as always it is three points for a correct result and a point for a correct outcome.

Adrian

Coleraine 1-2 Linfield

Ballymena United 3-0 Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers 1-4 Glenavon

Cliftonville 2-0 Crusaders

Larne 2-0 Glentoran

Portadown 3-1 Dungannon Swifts

Richard

Coleraine 2-1 Linfield

Ballymena United 0-1 Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers 2-2 Glenavon

Cliftonville 0-1 Crusaders

Larne 4-0 Glentoran

Portadown 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

Rodney

Coleraine 2-2 Linfield

Ballymena United 2-0 Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Glenavon

Cliftonville 2-1 Crusaders

Larne 2-1 Glentoran

Portadown 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Darren

Coleraine 1-0 Linfield

Ballymena United 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Glenavon

Cliftonville 0-0 Crusaders

Larne 2-1 Glentoran

Portadown 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

Cameron

Coleraine 1-1 Linfield

Ballymena United 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Carrick Rangers 0-2 Glenavon

Cliftonville 1-0 Crusaders

Larne 1-1 Glentoran

Portadown 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Here is the latest prediction league leaderboard: –

1. Rodney 162
2. Cameron 137
3. Darren 119
4. Adrian 110
5. Richard 101