Danske Bank Premiership

There are five games in the Danske Bank Premiership tonight, as league leaders Linfield were due to host Glentoran at Windsor Park but that game has been postponed which means a victory for Larne away to Warrenpoint will see them move to the top of the table.

On Saturday, Larne’s 100% record was brought to an end but they remain one of only two sides unbeaten as they picked up a draw on the road to Glentoran. This saw them slip two points behind Linfield who beat Portadown 2-1 at Shamrock Park.

Elsewhere tonight Ballymena, who are without a win since the opening game of the season, entertain Glenavon at the Ballymena Showgrounds. Gary Hamilton’s side are ahead of United on goal difference but are still looking for their first win of the season after three draws and a defeat so far.

Dungannon and Carrick are the other two sides in action tonight who are still winless after four games, both sides are at home tonight but face tricky games against teams in the top half of the table against Cliftonville and Portadown respectively.

Here is tonight’s full fixture list, with all games kicking off at 19:45:

Ballymena United v Glenavon

Carrick Rangers v Portadown

Crusaders v Coleraine (live on Sky Sports)

Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town v Larne

And the league table going into tonight’s fixtures:

Pos Club P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Linfield 4 4 0 0 12 5 7 12
2 Larne 4 3 1 0 7 1 6 10
3 Cliftonville 4 3 0 1 7 1 6 9
4 Crusaders 4 3 0 1 7 3 4 9
5 Coleraine 4 2 1 1 9 6 3 7
6 Portadown 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 4
7 Warrenpoint Town 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 4
8 Glenavon 4 0 3 1 7 9 -2 3
9 Ballymena United 4 1 0 3 4 9 -5 3
10 Glentoran 4 0 2 2 2 4 -2 2
11 Dungannon Swifts 4 0 2 2 0 5 -5 2
12 Carrick Rangers 4 0 1 3 2 10 -8 1

 

In our Writer’s Prediction League, Rodney was again the top scorer to keep himself in the top spot with Cameron scoring five to remain seven points behind in second place. Richard has slipped into the third spot after a low-scoring week with Adrian, Darren, and Keith just a few points further behind.

Here is the full leaderboard:

1. Rodney 28
2. Cameron 21
3. Richard 17
4. Adrian 16
5. Darren 15
6. Keith 14

 

As usual, if one of our writers predicts the result of a game correctly tonight, they will score three points or a point if they predict the correct outcome. Adrian starts this week:

Adrian

Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-1 Portadown

Crusaders 2-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 0-3 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Larne

Richard

Ballymena United 2-2 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Portadown

Crusaders 0-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-3 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 3-1 Larne

Rodney

Ballymena United 3-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Portadown

Crusaders 2-1 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 1-3 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 0-2 Larne

Keith

Ballymena United 1-0 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-1 Portadown

Crusaders 0-0 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 2-1 Larne

Darren

Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-2 Portadown

Crusaders 1-0 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 0-3 Larne

Cameron

Ballymena United 1-2 Glenavon

Carrick Rangers 1-3 Portadown

Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Cliftonville

Warrenpoint Town 1-4 Larne